Harris, Katherine D.

Harris, Katherine D.

Director of Public Programming, College of Humanities & the Arts

Professor of Literature & Digital Humanities, Department of English & Comparative Literature


Preferred: katherine.harris@sjsu.edu


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Director of Public Programming, College of Humanities & the Arts

For most current teaching, research, upcoming talks, publications, blog posts, conference presentations, see Dr. Harris'  triproftri blog.

Current Research Interests:
Digital Humanities, Digital Pedagogy, Romantic & 19th-Century literature, women's poetry, literary annuals, textual theory, gender theory, feminist theory, digital literature, 19th-Century novel, textual editing.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2005
  • Women's Studies Certificate, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2005
  • Master of Arts, Literature, New York Univ, 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts, Literature, CSU-Los Angeles, 1994


Katherine D. Harris (@triproftri on Twitter), Director of Public Programming for the College of Humanities & the Arts and a Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, San José State University, specializes in Romantic-Era and 19th-century British literature, women’s authorship, the literary annual, textuality, editorial theory, and Digital Humanities. Her work ranges from pedagogical articles and blog posts on using digital tools in the classroom to traditional scholarship on a “popular” literary form in 19th-century England, all of which culminates in her three studies surrounding the literary annuals: Forget Me Not: The Rise of the British Literary Annual 1823-1835 (Ohio UP 2015); The Forgotten Gothic: Short Stories from British Annuals 1823-1831 (Zittaw Press 2012); and The Forget Me Not: A Hypertextual Archive (legacy Digital Humanities project).

As discussed in her articles for Polymath, Wiley-Blackwell's A New Companion to Digital Humanities, and Journal of Digital Humanities, Harris has engaged with Digital Humanities and Digital Pedagogy by experimenting with her undergraduate and graduate students on various forms of digital literary work – all of which culminates in co-editing the open access, online Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities with the Modern Language Association and co-authoring the manifesto-introduction to the collection. Her latest articles on the digital archive for the Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media & Textuality and Textual Cultures cultivate ideas surrounding archives, archive fever, and Derrida. Most recently, Harris coordinated the year-long celebration, Frankenstein Bicentennial, to celebrate the 200-year anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and published in the Keats-Shelley Journal special edition of 50 Voices: 200 Years about new directions in British Romantic-era scholarship. After chairing the California Open Educational Resources Council, she co-authored the  “White Paper: OER Adoption Study: Using Open Educational Resources in the College Classroom" and “Final Progress Report of the California Open Educational Resources Council.” Her latest work focuses on teaching Digital Humanities in teaching-intensive universities, the literary annual in 19th-century India, and the efficacy of Public Humanities. 

You can watch some of her keynotes, guest lectures, and conference presentations on her YouTube Channel and read about her scholarly adventures on her professional Wordpress blog. Some of her publications are available in SJSU's institutional repository, ScholarWorks.