Matthew K. Gold

Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities, City Tech and Graduate Center, CUNY

My research & teaching interests center on the digital humanities, scholarly communication, pedagogy, digital rhetoric, & 19th-century American literature. I am the Director of the CUNY Academic Commons & Editor of _Debates in the Digital Humanities_ (Minnesota, 2012). I lead a number of digital initiatives at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

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digital humanities, scholarly communication, open pedagogy, digital rhetoric, and nineteenth-century American literature.

  • DirectorGC Digital Scholarship LabCUNY Graduate Center
  • Affiliated FacultyInteractive Technology and Pedagogy Doctoral Certificate ProgramCUNY Graduate Center
  • DirectorCUNY Academic CommonsCUNY Graduate Center
  • Associate ProfessorEnglishNYC College of Technology
  • Associate ProfessorPh.D. Program in EnglishCUNY Graduate Center
  • Advisor to the Provost for Master's Programs and Digital InitiativesProvost's OfficeCUNY Graduate Center
  • Associate Professor and Executive OfficerLiberal StudiesCUNY Graduate Center



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

This collection of essays presents perspectives on the debates that have surrounded the recent emergence of the digital humanities as an academic discipline. Among the issues addressed by over thirty prominent digital humanities scholars are the struggles to define the field; the relationship of DH to theory; the prospects for new forms of scholarship and new models of scholarly communication; the past, present, and future directions of DH; the status of pedagogy within the field; the range of possible cultural approaches to DH; the methodologies that define DH inquiry; and the institutional ramifications of DH.

An interactive, open-access edition of the text, created by the GC Digital Scholarship Lab, was released in January 2013 and continues to serve as a publication platform for the volume:

Reviewed by Times Literary Supplement, American Quarterly, Leonardo Reviews, Information, Communication & Society, Information & Culture, Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation, The Key Reporter, Digital Culture & Education

Book Chapters and Articles

“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.

“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). Download post-print copy.

“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: and the Aesthetics of Online Space.” From A to : Keywords of Markup, Eds. Bradley Dilger and Jeff Rice. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
– Winner of the 2010 Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award

“The Expert Hand and the Obedient Heart: T.S. Eliot, Dr. Vittoz, and the Therapeutic Possibilities of The Waste Land.” The Journal of Modern Literature, vol. XXIII, no. 3-4 (Summer 2000): 519-534.

“The Digital Humanities.” The Johns Hopkins Guide to the Digital Humanities, ed. Lori Emerson, Benjamin Robertson, and Marie-Laure Ryan. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.


Ph.D. in English, Certificate in American Studies, Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY. October 2006.

M.A. in English, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. May 1997.

B.A. with Honors in English, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. May 1995.