Nicholas Kelly

Nicholas Kelly
556 English Philosophy Building
Office Hours: 
Thursday 9:30-12:30

Dr. Nicholas M Kelly is a Lecturer in the Department of Rhetoric at the University of Iowa. His primary research work centers on depictions of computer hackers in cultural texts and the intersections between digital media, software, and culture. This research work informs teaching which addresses the cultural impact of digital and social media, the legal struggles over intellectual property in the information age, and how digital media enable new forms of social and political activism. He is also a software developer for and co-founder of The Program Project, a Digital Humanities initiative at the University of Iowa working to chart the aesthetic and institutional influence of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop by combining University of Iowa archival records and Workshop authors’ writing with data visualization tools and computer-assisted literary analysis methods.