Jennifer Isasi holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies with a specialization in Digital Humanities from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her dissertation Data Mining Possibilities for the Analysis of the Literary Character in the Spanish Novel: The Case of Galdós and the ‘Episodios nacionales’ (written in Spanish) establishes a computational reading methodology to extract, analyze and visualize literary character-systems or social networks, noting how they reflect novel genres and degrees of historicity that replicate close readings of the novels.
Currently, she is a Lecturer of Spanish at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where she teaches Spanish, Commercial Spanish and Foundations of Literacy. She was a research assistant at the Center for the Digital Research in the Humanities from 2016 to 2017. She collaborated as a metadata archivist and researcher in the digital project Family Letters and she co-organized the monthly DH Dialogues with her peers in the Digital Humanities Student Association. Prior to her current position, she taught Spanish, Analysis of Communication, and Culture as a teaching assistant for the Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures.
She has a BA in English Philology from the University of Deusto-Bilbao (Spain), a MA in Hispanic Studies and a Certificate in Digital Humanities from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA), and a Certificate on Professional Qualification on Digital Humanities from the National University of Distance Education (Spain).