Erik Fredner is Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. His work has been published in PMLA, Nineteenth-Century Literature, The Cambridge Companion to the Novel, The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, and elsewhere.

Erik studies US literature and culture using computational methods. His first book project shows how US literature over the long nineteenth century began to think statistically. He collaborates on computational literary studies projects with the Stanford Literary Lab and the University of Pennsylvania Price Lab for Digital Humanities.