Hallie M. Knipp

Digital History // Appalachian Studies // Sexuality and Gender Studies

Hello! I am a Digital History doctoral student at Clemson University. I study the United States from the Progressive Era onward, focusing on sex/gender, labor, and the Appalachian region. Currently, I am working on a project titled “It Goes Unsaid: Gender and Intimate Labor in the Appalachian Coalfields.” This digital project utilizes numerous digital methodologies such as distant reading, word vector analysis, and topic modeling and relies heavily on the R programming language.

Before coming to Clemson, I attended Marshall University for both my MA and BA degrees. There I majored in English; my MA portfolio project was titled “Equity and Antiracism in the Classroom: A Portfolio of Critical and Pedagogical Materials.” This project focused on a proposed Southern Literature classroom and questioned how one might engage in antiracist pedagogy within a university with a racist past.

I currently work as both a Teaching Assistant (HIST 1010: History of the US to 1877) and an Oral History Graduate Research Assistant with Clemson’s Special Collections and Archives. During Summer 2023, I completed “45 Years of Computer Science at Clemson: An Oral History Project,” during which I interviewed several members of Clemson’s computer science community and wrote several articles related to computer science at Clemson.

I also work with Movable: Narratives of Recovery and Place as a senior intern. Movable is an online platform that highlights recovery narratives and employs GIS mapping. Previously, I interned with Clio, an online mapping resource for historical sites and landmarks. For Clio, I created walking tours of Farmington, Connecticut and Old Salem (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), as well as several individual entries.

I can also be found on Twitter/X, LinkedIn, and Github.