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Katayoun Torabi

Instructional Associate Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • Digital Humanities
  • Medieval Studies
  • Religion
  • Material Culture Studies
  • Linguistics
  • LAAH 436
Professional Links
Personal Website


Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2018

M.A., California State University-Northridge, 2011

B.A., California State University-Fresno

Research Interests

Dr. Torabi’s Scholars@TAMU Profile

  • Old and Middle English Literature
  • Material Culture
  • Digital Research Methods
  • Data Visualization
  • Cultural Studies
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture


  • “Using Data and Design to Bring the New Variorum Shakespeare Online.” In The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Interface. Edited by Paul Budra and Clifford Werier, co-authored with Anne Burdick, Bryan Tarpley, and Laura Mandell. August, 2022.

  • Modeling a Factoid Prosopography with TEI and Linked Data. Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, rolling issue, 2022. Co-authored with Daniel Schwartz and Nathan Gibson.
  • “Asceticism in Old English and Syriac Soul and Body Narratives.” Humanities, vol. 9, no. 3, 2020, doi:10.3390/h9030100.
  • if ( not “Quantize, Click, and Conclude” ) { DigitalMethodsInMedievalStudies(); }.” In Meeting the Medieval in a Digital World, edited by Matthew Evan Davis, Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel, and Ece Turnator, Arc Humanities Press, 2018, pp. 27-44.

  • “Two New Approaches to Exploring Monstrous Landscapes in Beowulf and Blickling Homily XVII.” Essays in Medieval Studies, vol. 31, 2015, pp. 165-81. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/ems.2015.0009
  • “Early Modern OCR Project (eMOP) at Texas A&M University: Using Aletheia to Train Tesseract.” ACM Document Engineering Proceedings. September 2013, pp. 23-26. Co-authored with Jessica Durgan and Bryan  Tarpley.
  • Review of Debates in the Digital Humanities, ed. Matthew K. Gold, in Information and Culture: A Journal of History, with Laura Mandell, et al, March 2013.
  • Beowulf by All trans. lines 931-949, Stanford Text Technologies, eds. Elaine Treharne, Jean Abbott, and Mateusz Fafinski. Arc Humanities Press, June 2021.