Carnegie Mellon University

David Kaufer

David Kaufer

Mellon Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Area of Study



David Kaufer is Mellon Distinguished Professor of English and Rhetoric Emeritus. He works with the writing and communication team to develop technological solutions for textual analysis and writing instruction.

Research Keywords: Humanities Analytics, Rhetoric, Writing & Communication


  • PhD University of Wisconsin Madison


Selected Publications

Shawn Parry-Giles and David Kaufer (in preparation). The Lincoln Reminiscence: Life Writing from the Exalted to the Common Man (completed manuscript). under review.

Amal Al-Malki, David Kaufer, Suguru Ishizaki, Kira Dreher, Old Stereotypes and New Media, to be published by Bloomsbury, London  (April 2012). 460 print pages.

Parry-Giles, Shawn J., and David S. Kaufer. "Lincoln Reminiscences and Nineteenth-Century Portraiture: Private Virtues and Presidential Character" [lead essay]. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 15 (2012): 199-234.

David Kaufer, Shawn Parry-Giles, Beata Beigman Klebanov, "Tracking 'Image Bites' Across the Public/Private Divide: NBC News Coverage of Hillary Clinton From Scorned Wife to Senate Candidate," accepted for the Journal of Language and Politics. 

Ananda Gunawardena, Aaron, Tan, David Kaufer (forthcoming) "Encouraging Reading and Collaboration Using Classroom Salon", for publication in the iticse proceedings. Proceedings of the ACM.  

Yang Cai, David Kaufer and Yongmei Hu. Genre and Instinct:, in Y. Cai (ed.) Image-Word Mapping, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, LNAI 5897, Springer, 2010.

Beata Beigman Klebanov, David Kaufer, Hilary Franklin (forthcoming) "A Figure in a Field: Semantic Field-Based Analysis of Antithesis" in Journal of Cognitive Semiotics.

Suguru Ishizaki and David Kaufer. "The DocuScope Text Analysis and Visualization Environment." (forthcoming). Invited Chapter for Applied Natural Language Processing and content analysis: Identification, Investigation, and Resolution, editors Philip McCarthy and Chutima Boonthum.