Matthew N Hannah

University Title:
Associate Professor
Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Library
Stewart Center

Professional Information

Faculty Rank:
Assistant Professor
Liaison Areas:
Digital Humanities
Courses Taught:
ILS 395: Digital Cultural Studies
HONR 399: Dead Media
ILS 630: Digital Humanities Foundations
HONR 399: #Anonymous
Research Areas:
Digital Humanities, media studies and archaeology, critical theory, literary history, network analysis
PhD (English), University of Oregon
Professional Experience:
Fulbright Specialist, World Learning
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar in Public and Digital Humanities, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa
Assistant Director of Digital Humanities, University of Oregon
Honors and Awards:
Dean’s Award for Significant Advancement of a Libraries Strategic Initiative


Recent Publications
Hannah, Matthew. “A Conspiracy of Data: QAnon, Social Media, and Information Visualization.” Social Media + Society, July 2021, doi:10.1177/20563051211036064.

Krieg, Parker and Matthew Hannah. “Thick Mapping for Environmental Justice: EJScreen, ArcGIS, and the Contemporary Novel.” Routledge Handbook for Digital Environmental Humanities. (forthcoming).

Brenner, Aaron, Sarah Connell, Jennifer Grayburn, Matthew Hannah, Brad Rittenhouse, Brandon Walsh. “The Life of a Digital Humanities Lab.” Digital Humanities Laboratories: Global Perspectives (forthcoming)

Hannah, Matthew and Hérubel, Jean-Pierre. “Mapping the Topography of Periodical Studies: an Exploratory Sounding.” Journal of Magazines and Media (forthcoming).

Hannah, Matthew. “QAnon and the Information Dark Age.” First Monday 26 (2).

Hannah, Matthew. “Toward a Political Economy of the Digital Humanities.” Debates in the Digital Humanities 2022. Eds. Matthew Gold and Lauren Klein. (forthcoming 2022).

Hannah, Matthew, Erla Heyns, and Rikk Mulligan. “The Role of Library Liaisons in Digital Scholarship Centers.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 20.4 (Oct. 2020): 693-714.

Hérubel, Jean-Pierre, Benjamin Sloan, and Matthew Hannah. “Evolution of a Canonical Art History Text: Charting Bibliographic Elements in Gardner’s Art Through the Ages.” Art Documentation 39.1 (2020): 12-23

Hannah, Matthew, Sarah Huber, and Sorin Adam Matei. “Collecting Virtual and Augmented Reality in the Twenty-First-Century Library.” Collection Management 44.1-2 (2019): 277-95.


"Tinkering Humanist" Workshops
Data cleaning, visualization, network analysis, text analysis, spatial humanities, annotation, digital archives, social media analytics, webscraping, text mining