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Katayoun Torabi

Instructional Assistant Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • Digital Humanities
  • Medieval Studies
  • Religion, Literature and Culture
  • Material Culture Studies
  • LAAH 436
Professional Links
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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
  • Early Modern Studies
  • Material Culture
  • Digital Research Methods
  • Data Visualization
  • Cultural Studies


  • “Asceticism in Old English and Syriac Soul and Body Narratives.” Humanities, vol. 9, no. 3. (forthcoming, September 25, 2020).
  • if ( not “Quantize, Click, and Conclude” ) {DigitalMethodsInMedievalStudies();}.” In Meeting the Medieval in a Digital World, ed. Matthew Davis. Arc Humanities Press, 2018. 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. 23-26.
  • 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 and Jean Abbott. Punctum Books, (forthcoming in 2020).