Dawn Childress

How do you Define DH?

I try not to define it — I perform it!


Penn State Libraries


Dawn Childress is a Humanities Librarian and the Sally W. Kalin Librarian for Technology in the Humanities at Penn State Libraries, where she serves as liaison to the departments of German and Slavic languages and literatures, French and Francophone studies, Comparative literature, and Philosophy. In addition to working on her own digital projects, she regularly consults and collaborates with faculty and students on projects related to digital scholarship and pedagogy. Her background is in German literature, philosophy, book history, and textual studies. When she’s not occupied with the above or tinkering with things digital, she enjoys printmaking and translating German poetry.