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Jennifer Olive

2CI New Media Fellow

B.A. in English with a Concentration in Literary Studies from Georgia State University (2011)
M.A. in English with a Concentration in Literary Studies from Georgia State University (2014)
Ph.D. in English with a Concentration in Literary Studies from Georgia State University (expected 2018)


Digital Humanities, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, and Trauma Studies


Jennifer Olive is a Ph.D. student in English with a concentration in Literary Studies and a 2CI New Media Fellow at Georgia State University. As a 2CI New Media Fellow, Jennifer assists in the research, grant administration, and website administration for the 2CI New Media research cluster and its related projects. She has worked on 2CI New Media grant projects such as the NSF Digging into Data project “Digging into Human Rights Violations” and the NEH Start-up project “Notoriously Toxic: Understandin the Language and Cost of Hate and Harassment in Online Games.” She is also a co-organizer of Playtest at GSU, a weekly meet-up that discusses game mechanics, concepts, and experiences. In addition to these projects, she has taught courses in composition as a graduate teaching assistant for the English Department at Georgia State University and continues to give invited talks and guest lectures on different topics related to her research.

In regards to her own research, Jennifer’s academic areas of interest include digital humanities, postcolonial literature and theory, and trauma studies. Throughout her career, Jennifer’s work has been presented at several academic conferences such as SAMLA, MLA, ACLA, and Digital Humanities and published in various conference proceedings and journals including Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. Her current work looks at the application of narrative theory in computational environments, especially as it relates to trauma narratives. Her dissertation work proposes to look at the intersections of postcolonial narratives, trauma theory, and posthumanism in videogames. For more information about Jennifer and her current research, please visit her website.


Olive, Jennifer. “Constructing Postcolonial Identity through Trauma in Bapsi Sidwha’s Cracking India.” COMPASS 1.1 (2016–forthcoming). Print.

Miller, Ben, Ayush Shrethsa, and Jennifer Olive. “Visualizing Computational, Transversal Narratives from the World Trade Towers.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. Web. 8 Mar. 2016.

Miller, Ben, Yanjun Zhao, Ayush Shrestha, Jennifer Olive, Shakthidhar Gopavaram, Cynthia Berger. “A Method for Cross-Document Narrative Alignment of a Two-Hundred-Sixty-Million Word Corpus.” 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (2015): 1673 – 1677.IEEE Xplore. Web.

Miller, Ben, Ayush Shrestha, Jennifer Olive, and Shakthidhar Gopavaram. “Cross-Document Non-Fiction Narrative Frame Alignment.First Workshop on Computing News Storylines(CNewS 2015).July 31, 2015. Web. 56-61.

Miller, Ben, Ayush Shrestha, Jennifer Olive, and Shakthidhar Gopavaram. “Automated Comparison of Narrative and Character Function Similarity.” Conference Proceedings from the 2015 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative. Print. 124-132.

Miller, Ben, Ayush Shrestha, Jason Derby, Jennifer Olive, Karthikeyan Umapathy, Fuxin Li, Yanjun Zhao. “Digging into Human Rights Violations: Data Modeling Collective Memory.” 2013 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (2013): 37-45. IEEE Xplore. Web.

Harper, Meg and Jennifer Olive. “By Your Students You’ll Be Taught: New Technologies Spark Student-Teacher Symbiosis.” Center for Teaching and Learning at Georgia State University.Center for Teaching and Learning (Spring 2010): 1, 3. Print.