Johannes Burgers is Assistant Professor of English and Digital Humanities at Ashoka University. He earned his PhD from City University of New York. He completed his Masters in Literary Studies from Utrecht University and Bachelors in Liberal Studies from University College Utrecht.
He also works as an Associate Director for the Digital Yoknapatawpha Project, a multi-year, collaborative project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Operational since 2012, DY aims to turn Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha fictions into searchable data, and then visualize that data through maps and other digital displays. His work for the project includes creating visualizations that provide new views into Faulkner’s world.
Professor Burgers’ research interests include Qualitative Data Visualization, Narrative GIS, Global Modernism, Transnational Modernism, Racial Theories, Sexology, Aesthetics, William Faulkner and Jewish Studies.