Carrie Johnston

Carrie Johnston
Carrie Johnston
Digital Humanities Research Designer
Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication

Carrie Johnston is the Digital Humanities Research Designer at the Z. Reynolds Smith Library. In this position, she collaborates with faculty from across disciplines to incorporate computational methods and digital technologies into scholarly research projects. She joined ZSR in September of 2016. Previously, she was a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Scholarship at Bucknell University (2015-2016) and a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Quincy University (2014-2015). In 2014 she earned her Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Southern Methodist University.


  • Johnston, Carrie, Dinsman, Melissa, & Rodrigues, Elizabeth. (2020). The Digital Labor of Blending Learning: the Reading Cities Project. Humans at Work in the Digital Age: Forms of Digital Textual Labor. Routledge: New York, NY.
  • Johnston, Carrie. (2020). Alice Corbin Henderson's Poetry Networks in the "Great Southwest". College Literature, 47(1), 9-33.
  • Johnston, Carrie, McGrath, James, Boyles, Christina, Cong-Huyen, Anne, & Phillips, Amanda. (2018). Precarious Labor in the Digital Humanities. American Quarterly, 70(3).
  • Johnston, Carrie. (2017). Postwar Reentry Narratives in Leslie Marmon Silko's _Ceremony_ and Ben Fountain's _Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk_. Studies in the Novel, 49(3), 400-418. #
  • Johnston, Carrie, & Anderson Cordell, Sigrid. (2017). Introduction: Gender and the Cultural Preoccupations of the American West. Studies in the Novel, 49(3), 299-303 . #


  • Johnston, Carrie. (2020, January). Being Human in Digital Humanities Project Management. Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • Johnston, Carrie. (2019, November). Building Digital Archives as We Fight. American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
  • Johnston, Carrie, & Pellet, Stephanie. (2019, October). Tout le Monde: A Collaborative Pro-ject/-cess. Digitorium, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • Johnston, Carrie. (2019, January). Language and Labor in the Digital Humanities. Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. #
  • Johnston, Carrie. (2018, November). Critical Regionalisms and States of Emergence. American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. #

Note: Above is a selection of Carrie’s professional activity.