Jeri Elizabeth Wieringa

Jeri Elizabeth Wieringa

Jeri Elizabeth Wieringa

Graduate Teaching Assistant

US History: American religious history, 19th-century cultural history, digital humanities

Jeri E. Wieringa is a PhD candidate in US History, focusing on health, religion, and gender in American culture during the 19th and early 20th centuries. She received her MAR (Master of Arts in Religion), concentrated in the History of Christianity, from Yale Divinity School in 2011, and her BA from Calvin College in 2008, with majors in Philosophy and English. Her dissertation, “A Gospel of Health and Salvation”, examines health as a cultural and religious construction, and utilizes both large-scale text analysis and close readings of archival materials to explore the relationships between the Seventh-day Adventist denomination and various health and domestic reform movements of the nineteenth century.

Jeri has been a research assistant at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media since 2011. She worked on the early phases of the PressForward Project and served as an editor for Digital Humanities Now and an associate editor for the Journal of Digital Humanities. She has provided web development work for a number of projects, including PressForward, the Toynbee Prize Foundation, Omeka, and the 911 Digital Archive.

Selected Publications

"Introduction to Beautiful Soup," The Programming Historian (December 2012). http://programminghistorian.org/lessons/intro-to-beautiful-soup

Grants and Fellowships

ACH Microgrant with Celeste Sharpe for "Bridging the Gap: Women, Code, and the Digital Humanities". http://dhbridge.org/

Recent Presentations

"Microsteps to Advance the Digital Humanities" panel with Jarom McDonald, Scott Weingart, and Roopika Risam. Canadian Society Of Digital Humanities/Société Canadienne Des Humanités Numériques Annual Meeting. Brock University. May 2014.