Dr. Grant Wythoff is the Digital Humanities Strategist at Princeton University. A scholar of 20th and 21st century U.S. literature and culture, he specializes in speculative fiction, emerging media, tech justice, and humanities computing. His first book—The Perversity of Things: Hugo Gernsback on Media, Tinkering, and Scientifiction—was published in the University of Minnesota Press’s Electronic Mediations series and was a pilot project for the Manifold Scholarship interactive book platform. Grant is also the founding editor of Startwords, a journal for experimental humanities research that he designed and built with colleagues at the CDH.
Before coming to Princeton, Grant held postdoctoral fellowships with the Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities and the Penn State Center for Humanities and Information. At Columbia, Grant was a co-founder of the Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities.
Grant has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on American naturalism, social media and the novel, global science fiction, digital culture, and book history. He written about wireless telegraphy, boredom, technocratic politics, and the history of method in the humanities. This work has appeared in venues like Digital Humanities Quarterly, Grey Room, The Washington Post, Configurations, Amodern, The Programming Historian, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
He has been interviewed for film, radio (BBC, CBC) and television (AMC), and can be found on the internet at GitHub, Twitter, and ORCID.