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Kenny Scott Ligda

Academic Technology Specialist, English Department
Kenny Ligda


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Kenny's role in the library

I work as the Academic Technology Specialist for the English Department.  This means that I work for Academic Computing Services in Lathrop Library and my office is in the English Department.  I work for the English Department and the Library, and facilitate collaboration between the two.  My core focus is the intregration of online technology in education.  I work extensively with the Vice Provost for Online Learning to design and implement online material for Stanford students as well as for open online courses.  I also coordinate the CS+English joint major program, and collaborate on a number of digital humanities projects.

Selected publications

Serious Comedy: British Modernist Humor and Political Crisis.  Under review.

“Comedy in the Work of George Orwell.”  Forthcoming in Twentieth-Century Literature, Winter 2015

Nostromo.”  Essay.  Yale Modernism Lab, March 2009

Look, Stranger!  Essay.  Yale Modernism Lab, March 2009

More about Kenny

I have a PhD in English, two kids, love biking, and come from Seattle.  That's about all there is to know!


Ph.D. Stanford University, English Literature. Degree conferred January 2012
M.A. Stanford University, English Literature, 2005
Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, 2002
B.A. University of Washington, English Literature, summa cum laude, 1999
B.A. University of Washington, Danish Language, summa cum laude, 1999