CV

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MS in Library and Information Science, August 2009

University of Chicago, BA/MA in Slavic Linguistics, June 2006
BA paper: "Palatalizations in the Old Novgorod dialect: Comparing theory and data"

Henry Foss High School (Tacoma, WA): International Baccalaureate Program (diploma recipient)

Work experience

Research Applications Developer / Digital Humanities Coordinator; Research Information Technologies, UC Berkeley, August 2012-present

Digital Scholarship Specialist; IT Services, University of Chicago, May-July 2012

Manager, Scholarly Technology; IT Services, University of Chicago, May 2010-May 2012

Coordinator, Emerging Technologies; NSIT Academic Technologies, University of Chicago, 2009-2010

Communications Specialist/Workshop Findings Editor; Project Bamboo, 2008-2010

New Media Consultant; NSIT Academic Technologies, University of Chicago, 2007-2009

Assistant Site Developer; NSIT Web Services, University of Chicago, 2006-2007

Research assistant; Humanities Computing, University of Chicago, 2006-2007

Computing Assistant/Multimedia Computing Assistant; USITE computing cluster, University of Chicago, 2004-2007

Web site designer and/or webmaster, Slavic Languages & Literatures and various faculty members' home pages, 2005-2007

Technical director and project manager, various grant projects for University of Chicago faculty members (Medieval Slavic Database; Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian dictionary of aspectual pairs; digitizing Balkan and Caucasian course materials), 2004-2008

NSIT Student Advisory Committee member, 2006

ThoutReader/DotReader XML-based e-book creator, 2005-2007

Service

centerNet Deputy Secretary, 2014

IT Services Library Liaison, 2011-2012

IT Services Humanities Divisional Liaison, 2010-2012

University of Chicago NITLE Liaison, 2009-2012

NSIT new employee mentor, 2009-2010

Awards

Hazel C. Rediger Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 2010

Winner, Beer and Demo Jam at Balisage: The Markup Conference 2009 (sponsored by Mark Logic)

Student Support Award, Balisage: The Markup Conference, 2009

University of Chicago Honor Scholarship (full undergraduate tuition), 2002-2006

4th Year Winner, T. Kimball Brooker Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting, 2006

Dean's List, 2002-2006

Solomon-Manaster Scholarship, 2002

Nora Holdsworth Scholarship (tuition for the Summer Russian Program at University of Washington), 2002

Gold medal, International Olympiada of Spoken Russian; Moscow, Russia, 2001

Talks and Presentations

ROHO Advanced Oral History Summer Institute, "Digital humanities and oral history". August 2014.

Digital Humanities 2014, "Scholarly primitives revisited: towards a practical taxonomy of digital humanities research activities and objects" (short paper). July 2014. [abstract]

Digital Humanities 2014, "Spreading DiRT: Extending the Digital Research Tools Directory" (poster). July 2014. [abstract]

DARIAH pre-conference workshop at Digital Humanities 2014, "Who cares about infrastructure?" (keynote). July 2014. [slides]

Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) Colloquium, "Organizing DiRT: On developing a digital humanities taxonomy" (poster). June 2014.

BADCamp 2013, "Drupal for Humanists: Lessons Learned in Teaching Scholars to Build Drupal Sites for Research". October 2013.

Digital Humanities 2013, "What Ever Happened to Project Bamboo?". July 2013.

American Theological Library Association guest speaker, "Project Bamboo: the Rise and Fall of a Humanities Cyberinfrastructure Project". March 2013.

PNC 2012, "Communicating Culture: Bulgarian Dialectology as a Living Tradition", with Ronelle Alexander. December 2012.

ASEEES 2012, roundtable speaker, New Frontiers in Slavic Studies: Digital Humanities in Theory and Practice. November 2012.

ASEEES 2012, "Research Without Travel: Independent Scholarship in the Digital World", as part of Boundaries: the Challenges for Independent Scholars in Slavic and East European Studies. November 2012.

BADCamp 2012, "Drupal and Digital Humanities". November 2012.

7th Annual Slavic Linguistics Society Conference, "Digital Publication without Code: the Evolution of the Sofia-Berkeley Archive of Bulgarian Dialectal Speech" with Ronelle Alexander. August 2012.

FASL 21: "XML Markup of the Novgorod Birchbark Letter Corpus: Etymology, Morphology, and Sociolinguistic". With Andrew Dombrowski, Rafael Abramovitz, and Anton Melnikov. May 2012.

15th Annual Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop: “Etymological markup of the birchbark letter corpus: Methodologies and results.” With Andrew Dombrowski, Rafael Abramovitz, and Anton Melnikov. April 2012.

Carbs & Computation lecture series (University of Wisconsin, Madison): "A Bamboo Overview of Tools for Digital Humanities Research" (inaugural talk). 17 February 2012. [video]

AATSEEL 2012: panel organizer/chair, "Digital Slavic Linguistics"; talks "Etymological Markup of the Birchbark Letter Corpus", "Bulgarian Dialect Analysis as an Evolving Tradition" and "Student-Driven Collaborative Reference in Slavic Linguistics" were joint projects presented by collaborators.

MLA 2012: pre-convention workshop co-organizer, "Getting Started in Digital Humanities with DHCommons".

HASTAC V: "Project Bamboo: Building Applications and Shared Infrastructure for Humanities Research". [slides, PDF]

2011 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science: poster, "DHCommons and Bamboo DiRT: integrating digital humanities directories". With Ryan Cordell. [poster]

University of Chicago Medical Education Day 2011: poster, "Integration of the "Virtual Human Embryo" into the First Year Anatomy Curriculum". With Callum F. Ross, Jim C. O'Reilly, and Sam Quinan. [poster]

14th Annual Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop: "From Theory to Practice: An Update on the Medieval Slavic Wiki". With Monica Vickers, The Ohio State University. [Slides]

2010 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science: "A 'Wikipedia model' for modernizing scholarly reference" [Slides]

2010 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science: poster, "Crescat Graffiti, Vita Excolatur: an examination of university library graffiti"

5th Annual Slavic Linguistic Society Conference, "Modernizing Research through Collaborative Reference Tools: The Medieval Slavic Linguistics Wiki".

International Symposium on XML for the Long Haul: Issues in the Long-term Preservation of XML (at Balisage 2010), "A formal approach to XML semantics: implications for archive standards".

17th Balkan and South Slavic Conference 2010, "An XML-based approach to dialectological data: The development of syllabic liquids in Bulgarian" [presentation materials]

Midwest Slavic Conference 2010, "Adventures in Digital Filigranology: A new digital edition of N. P. Likhachev's watermark album"

NITLE summit 2010, poster presentation, "Wikifying Reference: How Students Can Help Modernize Scholarship"

AAASS 2009, "Old Church Slavonic dictionaries: two approaches to data models and standards"

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2009, poster and impromptu talk, "Visualizing Bulgarian Dialect Data"

NITLE summit 2009, poster and Three Minutes of Fame presentation, "Project Bamboo: Explore, Innovate, Create" [slides]

Publications

"What Ever Happened to Project Bamboo?" 2014. LLC 29 (3): 326-339.

"Walls that Talk: Thematic Variation in University Library Graffiti". Journal of the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, Vol 1, No 3 (2011).

Rebecca Frost Davis and Quinn Dombrowski. "Divided and Conquered: How Multivarious Isolation is Suppressing Digital Humanities Scholarship" [pdf]. NITLE, Spring 2011.

Dombrowski, Andrew, and Quinn Dombrowski. "A formal approach to XML semantics: implications for archive standards." Presented at International Symposium on XML for the Long Haul: Issues in the Long-term Preservation of XML, Montréal, Canada, August 2, 2010. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on XML for the Long Haul: Issues in the Long-term Preservation of XML. Balisage Series on Markup Technologies, vol. 6 (2010). doi:10.4242/BalisageVol6.Dombrowski01.

Crescat Graffiti, Vita Excolatur: Confessions of the University of Chicago, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-557-17205-4)

Photography used as wallpapers in the Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat build and published in a variety of magazines, pamphlets, websites (including Reuters online, Wall Street Journal blog, BBC World Service); used in PBS program "History Detectives" and in an exhibit at the Bureau of Land Management visitor center in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada, and elsewhere.

Professional Development

Educause Management Institute; Boulder, CO; July 2010

Virtual World Librarianship: Your Second Life, University of Illinois, May-July 2007

Slavic Digital Text Workshop, University of Illinois, June 2007

International Seminar on Macedonian Language, Literature and Culture; Ohrid, Macedonia; August 2006

Ohio State University, Medieval Slavic Summer Institute, June-July 2006

Teaching

Drupal for Digital Humanities Projects workshop, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, June 2014

Workshops on Drupal for digital research projects at UC Berkeley's D-Lab, 2013-2014 academic year

THATCamp LAC workshop: "If Google Can’t Find Your Project, Does It Exist? or, How to Build a Website in 90 Minutes", June 2011

THATCamp Chicago workshop: "Pointy brackets and you: a practical introduction to web design and XML/TEI", November 2010

Guest lecturer on XML, TEI and XSLT for Digital Humanities course at the University of Puget Sound, April 2010

Lecturer, 1st year Russian, fall 2006

Drill instructor, 4th year Russian, fall 2006

Professional Organizations

Association for Computers in the Humanities (ACH)

Slavic Linguistics Society

Languages

English (native), Russian (advanced), Spanish (intermedite), Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (intermediate), Macedonian (intermediate)

Media