Carnegie Mellon University

Jessica Otis

Jessica Otis

Visiting Assistant Professor


Jessica Otis is Digital Humanities Specialist in the University Libraries and Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her Ph.D. in History and M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Virginia and is a former CLIR-DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Early Modern Data Curation. Her research interests include the cultural history of mathematics, mathematical education, cryptography, and plague in early modern Britain and Europe. She is a co-Principal Investigator on the NEH-funded Six Degrees of Francis Bacon digital humanities project as well as on the A.W. Mellon Foundation-funded Digits digital publishing project. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of British Studies, Digital Humanities Quarterly, and the International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing.


Ph.D.: University of Virginia, 2013
Department Member Since: 2017