I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln specializing the digital humanities and urban history. My blog houses my thoughts on the digital humanities, academia and graduate student life, urban topics and occasionally other items. The Rise and Fall of the American Small City is the center for digital components to my dissertation, which examines how smaller cities in the Midwestern United States specialized in niche industries so that they could navigate industrial and urban change during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. The Corrupt Network is a digital component to my Master’s thesis, exploring the role of social networks and physical space on an early twentieth-century scandal and urban reform efforts.