Erik Fredner is Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer at the University of Virginia. He teaches in the new College Curriculum, the Engagements.

Erik studies US literature and culture using computational and critical methods. His first book project is about literature and statistical thinking in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He collaborates on computational literary studies projects with the Stanford Literary Lab.

His work has been published or is forthcoming in PMLA, Nineteenth-Century Literature, The Cambridge Companion to the Novel, The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, and elsewhere.