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Please Report Broken Or Missing Images.The top 12 What is your DH Profile? results of 527 participants.

Percentages indicate the frequency of the self-selected participants' top results for What is your DH Profile?.

#1 36.1%
 
The Professor: teaching might be seen as less glamorous than research, but this doesn't bother you in the least: you know that technology has the potential to dramatically affect student learning. You might be interested in bridging the gap that's sometimes perceived between academic and professional skills, and in prompting students to think actively about their learning methods, as well as class content.
#2 13.9%
 
The Textualist: you are interested in finding ways to compare different texts (whether verbal, visual, or auditory). You are drawn to the project of producing an edition (or several) customized to meet your audience's particular needs. Producing editions digitally allows you to illuminate aspects of their composition and/or publication that often go unnoticed in mass-market non-scholarly editions -- and you're more able to adjust your edition over time as you discover new aspects of the text you're presenting.
#3 11.2%
 
The Digital-Physicalist: you're interested in making real world connections with your subject matter. Whether it's having students create customized maps, geotagging, or creating physical objects based on raw data, you look for ways to engage audiences by using more than just their reading skills. At the same time, you hope your work will help students and audiences become more aware of the materiality of their activities, and become aware of what they're consuming, besides knowledge.
#4 10.8%
 
The Process Analyst: while some of your colleagues are fiddling with new programming languages and platforms, you're busy studying the way that they're accomplishing their goals, and the effects of new processes on academic life and culture. You're as interested in failures as you are in successes -- and studying process often provides you with an opportunity to work on making the academy a healthier place to work.
#5 9.1%
 
The Alt-Ac/Ed-Tech: you enjoy problem-solving, and the challenge of picking up new skills quickly as needed. You are drawn to the idea of working with other people on multiple projects, as much as you are drawn to devoting several years to one research area. You may find development work, messy as it is, very fulfilling; and you like the idea of eliding the boundary between faculty and staff.
#6 8.2%
 
The Advocate: while new technology is fascinating, you look past giddy excitement to ask who it includes and excludes, and how tools can be made more accessible. You know that this isn't just a question of what's happening now, though that's important -- there is much to be learned from the complex history of how different technologies have been distributed among or restricted from certain populations.
#7 3.6%
 
The Liminalist: digital humanities has produced resources that are wonderful for your work: archives that make it easier for you to develop and answer questions about your specialty. But while you love using these tools, and keep an eye out for new projects that might be useful, you're not particularly interested in getting involved in the development and process discussions. You like using DH tools -- but you're not sure you'd identify yourself as a DH scholar.
#8 2.8%
 
The Digital Culturalist: you're particularly interested in culture and social structures -- and technology introduces change and chaos into both life and work. You're drawn to questions about how technology changes the way that we approach a field -- how social media affects political conflict, and how it affects the way we study political conflict.
#9 2.5%
 
The Programmer: while many digital humanists started out as literature scholars, your background is in computer science. You're fluent in HTML, CSS. Javascript, MySQL, and you're working on Ruby. But building websites and applications for big corporations and start-ups isn't nearly as interesting to you as working with historical data and humanities questions; so you're working on applying your coding skills to academic contexts; and demonstrating that the decisions you make as a programmer are equally important as the interpretive choices that humanities scholars make.
#10 1.5%
 
The Socialite: whatever you're working on, you work best on it when you are collaborating with others, rather than alone, despite the longstanding tradition of the solitary scholar. You're interested in figuring out new ways for people to form teams and partnerships on projects; and you're ready to help academics take a hard look at how labor is divided between faculty, staff, and graduate students. Previously it's been difficult to collaborate on grants with faculty between institutions -- especially if the institutions are an R1 school and a small liberal arts college -- but you're tired of those boundaries, and willing to work to change them.
#11 0.2%
 
The Transformer: for you, the thrill of research is to turn one thing into something else: to show your audience how material changes, becoming accessible in different ways, in a new format. You're ready and willing to argue about what it means to be "faithful" to an original, and ready to risk breaking that faithfulness in order to illuminate an aspect of your subject that has previously gone unnoticed.
#12 0.2%
 
The Workflow Expert: one of the things you've noticed about academia is how dysfunctional it is: massive stacks of paper and books that pile up and collect dust; the hassle of 7 different students who email with similar questions; the ennui of sitting in your office holding office hours when students aren't showing up. You're interested in having the most efficient system possible: paperless, online office hours that you can hold from home, and a twitter feed where you can quickly answer small questions and let your class know that their papers have been returned. Oh, and as many books in possible in an electronic format, with efficient annotation systems. To you, none of this is trivial: it has the potential to impact the environment, and workplace health and infrastructure -- so yes, you consider it a key aspect of your identity as a scholar.

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