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Miriam Posner

Assistant Professor
Miriam Posner, Assistant Professor
Miriam Posner
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Miriam Posner
Assistant Professor

Miriam Posner is a digital humanist with interests in labor, race, feminism, and the history and philosophy of data. As a digital humanist, she is particularly interested in the visualization of large bodies of data from cultural heritage institutions, and the application of digital methods to the analysis of images and video. A film, media, and American studies scholar by training, she frequently writes on the application of digital methods to the humanities. She is at work on two projects: the first on what “data” might mean for humanistic research; and the second on how multinational corporations are making use of data in their supply chains.

Teaching and Research Interests


  • Assistant Professor, Information Studies and Digital Humanities


  • Ph.D., Film Studies and American Studies, Yale University, 2011
    Dissertation: "Depth Perception: Narrative and the Body in Medical Filmmaking"
  • B.A., History, Reed College, 2001

Awards, Honors, and Fellowships

  • Annual Teaching Excellence Award, Information Studies Department, UCLA, 2017–2018
  • Honorable Mention, Garfinkel Prize for Digital Scholarship, American Studies Association, 2017


  • “Supply chain.” In Uncertain Archives: Critical Keywords for Big Data (Cambridge: MIT, 2021).
  • Klein, Lauren, and Miriam Posner. “Data.” In Keywords for American Cultural Studies, third edition (New York: NYU, 2021).
  • “The Materials at Hand” (with Alison Booth). Proceedings of the Modern Language Association (PMLA) 135, no. 1 (January 2020).
  • “Digital Humanities.” In The Craft of Criticism: Critical Media Studies in Practice, edited by Mary Celeste Kearney and Michael Kackman, 331–46. New York: Taylor & Francis, 2018.