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Gabrielle Dean is the William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts and faculty in the Museums and Society Program at Johns Hopkins University. She is also the Associate Editor of Archive Journal. Her PhD from the University of Washington is in English and Textual Studies. Recent publications include articles in Digital Humanities Quarterly, The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, Modernism/Modernity, and Textual Cultures, and the collections Primary Stein, edited by Janet Boyd and Sharon J. Kirsch, and Emily Dickinson in Context, edited by Eliza Richards. Her research focuses on the exchanges between textual and visual cultures during the industrial era of print and on the history of the archival imagination. She has curated large-scale exhibitions about Stephen Crane, John Barth, and Edgar Allan Poe, among others; her most recent exhibition at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore is City People: Black Baltimore in the Photographs of John Clark Mayden.
Thomas Lawrence Long, a medicine and humanities scholar, is professor in residence in the University of Connecticut’s School of Nursing, as well as an affiliate in the university’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program and the English Department’s American Studies program. His most recent published work has included book chapters on Southern gothic fiction and the queer male body, Martha Ballard’s diary and medical knowledge in the Early Republic, and a journal article on a friendship album given by Victorian playwright James Sheridan Knowles to Jemma Haigh.
Jane Wald is the Executive Director of the Emily Dickinson Museum, a position she has held since 2006, after serving several years as the museum’s associate director. During her tenure, the Museum has launched renovations of the gardens and the conservatory at the Homestead, integrated the interpretation of the Homestead and the Evergreens, and initiated several new educational and collections programs, including “Replenishing the Shelves,” a plan to recreate the Dickinson libraries with copies of the books that belonged to the family. Wald graduated from Bryn Mawr College and received a graduate degree in American history from Princeton University. Before coming to the Emily Dickinson Museum, she served as assistant director of development and marketing at Old Sturbridge Village and director of The Evergreens, under the Martha Dickinson Bianchi Trust.