About Erik

I’m a Ph.D. candidate in the English department at Stanford, where I study American literature and the digital humanities.

My dissertation is about the use and abuse of statistics as a discourse of power in American literature and culture after the Civil War. This year, my work is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

I’m also a researcher at the Stanford Literary Lab, a research collective that applies computational criticism to the study of literature.

And I edit the Stanford Center for the Study of the Novel podcast.