Todd Presner is Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies at the University of California Los Angeles. He is the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, and the Chair of the Digital Humanities Program (undergraduate minor and graduate certificate) (http://www.digitalhumanities.ucla.edu
). Presner also is the founder, director, and editor-in-chief of HyperCities
, a collaborative, digital mapping platform that explores the layered histories of city spaces. His research focuses on European intellectual history, the history of media, visual culture, digital humanities, and cultural geography. His most recent book, co-authored with Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, and Jeffrey Schnapp, is Digital_Humanities
(MIT Press, 2012), a critical-theoretical exploration of this complex, emerging field. A fourth book is under contract, HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities
(Harvard UP, 2013).