Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts

Center forBlack Digital Research, #DigBlk

Denise Burgher

Denise Burgher

Director, Community and Curricular Engagement, CCP and Douglass Day
PhD student in English, Univ. of Delaware
Biography:

Denise Burgher is the senior team leader for curriculum and community engagement at the Colored Conventions Project where she co-directs Douglass Day with Jim Casey at the Center for Black Digital Research at Penn State. She is finishing her PhD in English at the University of Delaware on Afro-Protestant nineteenth century women writers. Her work has been supported by a dissertation fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia and has appeared in Legacy, The Collective Wisdom Handbook, and in numerous public venues. She is a member of JTO and is a co-founder and co-director of the Black digital humanities project, Taught by Literature, which focuses on the work of Alice Dunbar Nelson and her literary contemporaries.