Contact Us: Center for Digital Humanities

Appointments and General Inquiries

Want to book an appointment for a consultation? Have a general question about digital humanities at Stony Brook or the Center for Digital Humanities? Please complete this form and someone will be in touch shortly.

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CDH Equipment and Technology

We can assist you in using the hardware and software at the Center for Digital Humanities.

  • Chris Sauerwald, Multimedia Specialist in University Libraries Technology, Discovery, and Digital Initiatives (all tools)
  • Victoria Pilato, Digital Projects Librarian (book scanner)

Copyright Considerations

We can help you identify copyright considerations for your DH project.

Data Management

We can help you develop a plan for sustainable data management throughout the lifecycle of your project.

Data Visualization

We can help you find a visualization tool to best understand and present your data.

Digital Exhibits

  • Chris Sauerwald, Multimedia Specialist in University Libraries Technology, Discovery, and Digital Initiatives

Finding Data or Resources

We can help you find the resources you need for your project.


Contact us for instruction in the practice and theory of digital humanities.  We are available for small groups, consultations, or for in-class sessions.


Text Mining

We can help you identify a corpus to mine or find a tool to mine and visualize your text.

Web Publishing

We can provide resources and assistance to help you grow or build a web presence for your digital humanities project.

  • Chris Kretz, Head of Academic Engagement
  • Claire Payne, Web Services and Data Librarian
  • Chris Sauerwald, Multimedia Specialist in University Libraries Technology, Discovery, and Digital Initiatives

Meet the CDH Team

Fernando Amador, Intern. Fernando is a third-year Ph.D. student in the history department. He is interested in the environmental and migration history of Mexico. Currently, he is studying the town of Temacapulín, located in Los Altos de Jalisco. He is exploring how outmigration led to changes in the landscape. He is also interested in the digital humanities, particularly GIS. He is currently working on an article analyzing the distribution of haciendas in 16th century Mexico and collaborating with Professor Joshua Teplitsky in the Footprints project, which traces Jewish books through time and space. 

Jon Heggestad, Intern. Jon is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the English department at Stony Brook University, where he teaches and researches feminist theory, queer theory, and the digital humanities. His DH interests include data visualization, database, electronic text and new media. He is currently at work on his dissertation, which traces out a history of queer family-making and futurity through SF works of literature and film from Frankenstein to the present.

Kate Kasten-Mutkus, Head of Humanities & Social Sciences, is chair of the library’s Digital Humanities Working Group.  Kate holds a PhD and an MA in French from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MLS from Queens College.  She is interested in material culture, readership studies, and the history of the book.

Chris Kretz, Head of Academic Engagement. Chris holds an MLS from CUNY Queens College and an MALS from Stony Brook University. He has been involved in digital projects involving Long Island history and is interested in exploring the intersection of libraries, new media, and public history.

Claire Payne, Web Services and Data Librarian. Claire holds an MS in Information Science and an MA in Art History, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is interested in UX design, accessibility, and visual culture.

Victoria Pilato, Digital Projects Librarian. Victoria researches trends in copyright as they pertain to building digital collections. In addition to copyright issues she is interested in art and music.

Jamie Saragossi, MLS, Head of the Health Sciences Library at Stony Brook University. Jamie is the liaison to the School of Dental Medicine and the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics.  Her current research interests include interprofessional education for medical students, and interdisciplinary practices to advance medical practice.

Chris Sauerwald, Multimedia Specialist in University Libraries Technology, Discovery, and Digital Initiatives. General management and operations of the Center for Digital Humanities. Consultations and training on Center technology resources and tools including all hardware and software. Develops and helps lead workshops and events within the Center. Project specialist in multimedia, digital imaging, scanning and image processing, audio/video, and interactive media and installations. Consults and assists with coding and programming inquiries, acts as liaison to technology and programming experts within the Libraries and elsewhere on campus.