Ed Folsom, project co-director, is the Carver Professor of English at The University of Iowa. Since 1983, he has served as Editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. He directed "Walt Whitman: The Centennial Project," which was funded by the NEH and the Iowa Humanities Board. He is the editor of Walt Whitman: The Centennial Essays (Iowa, 1994); co-editor of Walt Whitman: The Measure of His Song (Holy Cow!, 1981, rev. ed., 1997) and Walt Whitman and the World (Iowa, 1996); and author of Walt Whitman's Native Representations (Cambridge, 1994). He co-authored with Kenneth Price Re-Scripting Walt Whitman: An Introduction to His Life and Work (Blackwell, 2005) and co-edited Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Essays (Nebraska, 2007). The Whitman Archive activities at Iowa are housed at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.
Kenneth M. Price, project co-director, is Hillegass University Professor of American literature at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the co-editor of books on James Weldon Johnson, George Santayana, and nineteenth-century periodical literature. He is also the co-editor of Dear Brother Walt: The Letters of Thomas Jefferson Whitman (Kent State, 1984); editor of Walt Whitman: The Contemporary Reviews (Cambridge, 1996); author of Whitman and Tradition: The Poet in His Century (Yale, 1990) and To Walt Whitman, America (North Carolina, 2004). In addition, Price co-edited with Susan Belasco and Ed Folsom Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Essays (Nebraska, 2007), and co-authored with Ed Folsom Re-Scripting Walt Whitman: An Introduction to His Life and Work (Blackwell, 2005).
Brett Barney, Senior Associate Editor of the Walt Whitman Archive, is Research Associate Professor in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He co-edited Encyclopedia of American Literature, Volume II: The Age of Romanticism and Realism, 1816-1895 (Facts on File, 2008) and is currently editing a comprehensive collection of Whitman interviews and recollections.
Kyle Barton is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at the University of Iowa. His research focuses on issues of gender and inheritance in nineteenth-century literature. He is currently transcribing contemporary reviews of Whitman's poetry for the Archive.
Susan Belasco is Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the editor of Summer on the Lakes, in 1843 by Margaret Fuller (Illinois, 1991); co-editor, with Larry J. Reynolds, of "These Sad but Glorious Days": Dispatches from Europe, 1846-1850 by Margaret Fuller (Yale, 1991); editor of Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern (Penguin, 1996); and co-editor, with Elizabeth Ammons, of Approaches to Teaching Uncle Tom's Cabin (MLA, 2000). With Kenneth Price, she co-edited Periodical Literature in Nineteenth-Century America (Virginia, 1995) and co-edited, with Ed Folsom and Price, Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Essays (Nebraska, 2007). Recently, she edited Stowe in Her Own Time (Iowa, 2009). With Linck Johnson, she is co-editor of the Bedford Anthology of American Literature. For the Archive she is the editor of Whitman's Poems in Periodicals.
Caterina Bernardini is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she is participating in a joint program between UNL and the University of Macerata (Italy). Her research centers on Whitman's reception in Italy, and she is completing an Italian translation of the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass. Her interests include nineteenth-century American poetry, comparative literature, and translation studies. For the Archive, Caterina is currently helping to edit Whitman's correspondence and is encoding the first unabridged Italian translation of Leaves of Grass.
Alicia Bones is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of English at the University of Iowa. For the Whitman Archive, she works on encoding Whitman's correspondence from the post-Reconstruction years. Her research interests are in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American cultural studies, specifically food history and urban development.
Blake Bronson-Bartlett is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Iowa. For the Archive, he has worked on the transcription, encoding, and annotation of Whitman's correspondence, notebooks, and Two Rivulets. As a research assistant for the Obermann Humanities Seminar, "Walt Whitman International: Translation and the Digital Archive," he has also contributed to the "Poets to Come" materials featured in the Translations section of the Archive. His interests include urban studies, Franco-American cultural studies, and nineteenth-century French and American verse.
Janel Cayer is a Ph.D.student in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she specializes in nineteenth-century American literature and culture, with an emphasis on the antebellum period. Janel's doctoral research approaches literatures of the U.S. War with Mexico from an interdisciplinary perspective, examining the ways in which this war shaped the nineteenth-century American cultural and literary imagination. Janel contributes to a range of projects for the Archive, and her work includes transcription and encoding, website maintenance, staff training, and undergraduate student coordination.
Matt Cohen, Associate Professor in the Department of English at University of Texas at Austin, focuses on tool development and digital archival theory. With the assistance of a major grant from the NEH, he is doing work on "Walt Whitman's Annotations," a project that will develop markup approaches for Whitman's marginalia. In addition, he edited Horace Traubel's nine-volume With Walt Whitman in Camden for the Whitman Archive. With Rachel Price, he edited and introduced the Archive's digital version of Álvaro Armando Vasseur's 1912 selection from Leaves of Grass, the first book-length translation of Leaves into Spanish.
Eric Conrad is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at the University of Iowa. His past duties for the Archive include transcribing, encoding, and annotating Whitman's correspondence and expanding the Archive's searchable bibliography and collection of contemporary reviews. Currently, Eric is preparing an encoded transcription of and introduction to Leaves of Grass Imprints. His dissertation contextualizes Whitman's marketing strategies (for his poetry and celebrity) within the broader trends of literary promotion during the second half of the nineteenth century.
Lauren Grewe is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on American Indian literature and American poetry, with a particular interest in the nineteenth century. Her work for the Whitman Archive consists of transcribing and encoding Whitman's annotations and marginalia.
Chaya Huber is a student at Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women, where she studies computer science. As an editorial assistant, she uses her background in both computer science and the Yiddish language to help complete the Archive's translations project for the Yiddish translation of Leaves of Grass.
Eder Jaramillo is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His area of interest is Renaissance Studies with an emphasis on Shakespeare. Currently he is exploring Shakespeare's place and resounding influence in Latin American literature and film. He is also interested in Latin American and Latina/Chicano literature. For the Whitman Archive, Eder contributes to editorial work on Whitman's two-way correspondence.
Nima Najafi Kianfar is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he specializes in poetry writing. He is also working on a collateral field in film theory. His current poetic focus and research interests involve Iran. As an editorial assistant with the Whitman Archive, Nima has worked on Whitman's scribal documents and Reconstruction-era correspondence.
Kathryn Kruger is an assistant editor of the Walt Whitman Archive and a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Kathryn has contributed to the finding guides to Whitman's poetry manuscripts and to the transcribing, encoding, and annotating of Whitman's correspondence. Kathryn's research interests include the British novel; nineteenth-century religious thought; genre theory; and digital humanities.
Elizabeth Lorang is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of English and the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at UNL. She is the project manager and a senior assistant editor of the Walt Whitman Archive and project manager of Civil War Washington. With Susan Belasco, she edited Whitman's Poems in Periodicals. She is currently at work, with Rebecca Weir, on an electronic scholarly edition of poems published in the Anglo-African, Christian Recorder, and National Anti-Slavery Standard during the Civil War. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Documentary Editing, Literature and Journalism: Inspirations, Intersections, and Inventions from Ben Franklin to Stephen Colbert, the Mickle Street Review, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Victorian Periodicals Review, and the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review.
Kevin McMullen is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His areas of interest are nineteenth-century American literature and culture, with a particular emphasis on Whitman and his cultural afterlife, and digital humanities. Kevin's work for the Archive has included the preparation of Whitman's scribal documents from the poet's years working in the Attorney General's office and of Whitman's Reconstruction-era correspondence, and he now contributes to the Archive's efforts to create an integrated finding guide to all of Whitman's literary manuscripts.
Matt Miller is an Assistant Professor of English at Yeshiva University. A contributing editor for the Whitman Archive, he is currently working on Yiddish translations of Whitman. From 2002 to 2008, he created searchable databases of bibliographic citations for Whitman criticism and images of Whitman, encoded Whitman's notebooks, and supervised encoding projects at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Collage of Myself: Walt Whitman and the Making of Leaves of Grass (Nebraska, 2010).
Shea Montgomery is an M.A. student in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he specializes in creative writing, with an emphasis on poetry. As an editorial assistant for the Whitman Archive, he is working, with Brett Barney, on the publication of interviews with Walt Whitman.
Wesley Raabe is an Assistant Professor of Textual Editing and American Literature at Kent State University. He is the editor of the National Era text of Uncle Tom's Cabin for Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture and is at work on "Uncle Tom's Cabin: A Digital Critical Edition." As a contributing editor for the Whitman Archive, he is editing the letters of Louisa Van Velsor Whitman.
John Schwaninger is a senior undergraduate student in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he is specializing in fiction writing. He also serves as a junior editor for Laurus, a publication that prints an annual collection of UNL student writing and art. As an undergraduate research assistant for the Whitman Archive, John has contributed to editorial work on Whitman's scribal documents and correspondence, among other projects.
Vanessa Steinroetter is an Assistant Professor of English at Washburn University and a contributing editor for the Whitman Archive. From 2007 to 2011, she served first as an editorial assistant, working on digitizing, annotating, and editing Whitman's Civil War correspondence and the contemporary reviews of his works, and then as the project coordinator of the Archive's translation section. She has also encoded and transcribed printed translations of Whitman's poetry and prose in German and, at present, is managing the online publication of translations into other languages and preparing further German translations for publication on the Archive.
Katherine L. Walter is chair of Digital Initiatives & Special Collections (DISC) in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, and co-directs UNL's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities with Kenneth M. Price. Walter has been co-principal investigator of two Whitman-related research projects funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services: A Virtual Archive of Walt Whitman's Manuscripts and Interoperability of Metadata for Thematic Research Collections: A Model Based on The Walt Whitman Archive. She currently serves as co-chair of the steering committee of centerNet, an international network of digital humanities centers.
Brian Pytlik Zillig is Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Among various contributions to the Archive, he has worked on XSLT development and is the creator of TokenX.
Charles B. Green contributed to the Whitman Archive from its inception until 2006. He served as Project Manager from February 1996 until July 2000 when he shifted to the role of Technical Editor for the project. Green is the author of several articles published in the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review as well as essays in the Walt Whitman Encyclopedia. In 2005 he earned a Ph.D. in American Studies at the College of William and Mary, writing a dissertation entitled "Passing into Print: Walt Whitman and His Publishers." He currently serves as Research Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.