Project Leaders

Erika Doss is a Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her scholarly work is keenly interdisciplinary and reflects her longstanding interests in the complexities of modern and contemporary American visual and material cultures, including the nature of representation and issues of history, memory, and identity (national, cultural, self).


Ingrid Gessner is a Professor of American Studies at the University of Regensburg. Her research interests include visual culture studies, gender studies, the medical and digital humanities, and issues of cultural memory and transnationalism. She has presented on transnational 9/11 memorials at international conferences in the United States, Germany, and Austria.

They are coordinating the project with Stanford University's Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA).


Undergraduate Research Assistants

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Eve Simister, BA, History, Stanford University 

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Alex Ramsey, BA, African and African American Studies, Stanford University 

Peter Fink, BA, American Studies and Pre-Health, University of Notre Dame