Courtney Floyd earned her Ph.D. in English at the University of Oregon, where she specialized in Victorian literature and print culture. Her dissertation, “Printing the Other Victorians: Nineteenth-Century Fictions of Embodiment and Identity,” draws on methodologies from periodical studies, archival studies, and the digital humanities to examine embodiment and embodied identity as they manifest in and through newspapers, novels, advertisements, archives, and more.
Currently, Courtney is the Associate Director of Learning Technologies and Digital Humanities at University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center. She works with faculty across all 11 of UVA’s schools to promote deep learning in the classroom through purposeful technology use.
In 2017, Courtney launched Victorian Scribblers, a general audiences podcast about the lives and work of lesser-known Victorian writers (now entering its third season), which she writes, produces, and co-hosts with Eleanor Dumbill of Loughborough University in the UK.
In addition to her academic, digital humanities, and public humanities work, Courtney is a published fiction writer. Her work has appeared in Fireside Fiction Magazine and Tales of the Talisman. Her author website can be found here.