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Matthew K. Gold
Position: Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities / Executive Officer, M.A. Program in Liberal Studies
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Phone: (212) 817-8481
Room Number: 4108.01
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD Graduate Center, CUNY
Research Interests: Digital Humanities, scholarly communication, networked rhetoric, open-access pedagogy, nineteenth-century American literature and culture

Other GC Affiliations: Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Doctoral Certificate Program; Ph. D. Program in English; American Studies Certificate Program 

Tracks taught in MALS: Digital Humanities

Courses Taught in MALS: MALS 75400 Introduction to the Digital Humanities
MALS 75500 Digital Humanities Methods and Practices

With Jessie Daniels and the InQ13 Collective. “The InQ13 POOC: A Participatory Experiment in Open, Collaborative Teaching and Learning.” Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. Issue 5, Spring/Summer 2014.
“The Digital Humanities.” The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media, ed. Lori Emerson, Benjamin Robertson, and Marie-Laure Ryan. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.

"Against Learning Management Systems." Hacking the Academy, ed. Dan Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013.“Looking for Whitman: A Multi-Campus Experiment in Digital Pedagogy.” Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles, and Politics, ed. Brett D. Hirsch.Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2012.

Gold, Matthew K., Ed. Debates in the Digital Humanities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

“The Digital Humanities Moment.” Debates in the Digital Humanities, ed. Matthew K. Gold. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

With Jim Groom. “Looking for Whitman: A Grand, Aggregated Experiment.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities, ed. Matthew K. Gold. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Beyond Friending: BuddyPress and the Social, Networked, Open-Source Classroom.” Learning Through Digital Media: Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy, ed. Trebor Scholz. New York: Institute for Distributed Creativity, 2011.

With George Otte, “The CUNY Academic Commons: Fostering Faculty Use of the Social Web.” Online Social Networking as a Site for Learning. Spec. issue of On the Horizon. 19.1 (2011).

Becoming Book-Like: Bob Stein and The Future of the Book.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 15.2 (Spring 2011).

“Breaking All the Rules: <HR> and the Aesthetics of Online Space.” From A to <A>: Keywords of Markup, Eds. Bradley Dilger and Jeff Rice. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.

About Professor Gold:

I currently serve as Executive Officer of the MALS program, where I’m focusing on expanding the tracks offered by the program and building community within it. My academic interests center on the digital humanities, an umbrella term used to describe the range of ways in which digital tools and methodologies are changing the nature of scope of humanities research and teaching. With Steve Brier, I am the co-creator of the Digital Humanities track within MALS and I’m very active at the GC in a number of DH projects.

Please visit my website ( to find out more about my work.