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Faculty Fellow

Richard Jean So

Assistant Professor, Department of English McGill University


Richard Jean So is an associate professor of English and Cultural Analytics at McGill University. He works at the intersection of cultural analysis and data science. So uses data-driven methods to study culture, both historical and contemporary, from the novel to Netflix to social media and writing platforms like Reddit and AO3. He has a particular topical interest in race, power, and inequality. Methodologically, So attempts to bring together humanist methods of interpretation, such as close reading, with new computational methods, such as machine learning and natural language processing.

For more on his research and publications, please visit his profile page.