Erik Fredner is a Ph.D. candidate in the Stanford University Department of English, where he studies US literature and the digital humanities.

His dissertation is about the use and abuse of statistics as a discourse of power in US literature and culture.

This year, his work is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

He works at the Stanford Literary Lab, a research collective that applies computational criticism to the study of literature.

He also edits the Stanford Center for the Study of the Novel podcast.