Oishani Sengupta

Education:  Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of Rochester

Biography: Oishani is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Rochester and a Project Coordinator at the William Blake Archive.Oishani’s work lies at the intersections on race and affect studies in global nineteenth century pictorial print media. Put simply, she looks closely at racial imagery and analyzes their role in shaping racializing feelings among the general public. As the Project Coordinator of Rochester Division of the William Blake Archive, she is engaged in designing  interactive digital editions of Blake’s messy manuscript works (The Four Zoas and marginalia, to be precise), and manages the workflow of a team of graduate and undergraduate research assistants in addition to working with multiple institutions. Her training as an Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities fellow has been crucial to her work in data visualization and archival research in addition to her dissertation work on nineteenth century visual practice. She has also worked closely with The Lazarus Project on to process multispectral images of manuscript works.