Nathan Kelber


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Current Roles

Constellate Education Manager, JSTOR Labs

Director, Text Analysis Pedagogy Institute

Past Roles

Faculty, Mike Ilitch School of Business, Wayne State University

Digital Scholarship Specialist, University Libraries at UNC Chapel Hill

Manager of Digital Projects, Detroit Historical Society

Faculty, Humanities, Lawrence Technological University

Current Projects

Text Analysis Pedagogy Institute (2021-2022)
A series of national workshops, to be hosted at the University of Virginia and the University of Arizona, on approaches for teaching computational text analysis. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A platform for teaching and learning text analysis using Binder, Jupyter, and Python. View my tutorials, including:

Past Projects

On the Books: Jim Crow and Algorithms of Resistance
A research project using machine-learning to discover Jim/Jane Crow congressional laws passed in the state of North Carolina. Funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Learn more.

JSTOR Access for Higher Education in Prison
A project to bring JSTOR content for free to prisoners pursuing higher education. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

A free-to-use, open source framework for converting simple text files into an engaging visual essay.

Detroit 67
An IMLS medal-winning community history project to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 civil rights uprising in Detroit.


Community Organizing
Public speaking, community building, technical training

Project Management
Project planning, writing grant applications, managing grant projects

Text Analysis, Python, SQL, Machine Learning, Data Visualization

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