Allen Riddell

Allen Riddell

Assistant Professor, School of Informatics and Computing


  • Ph.D., Program in Literature, Duke University, 2013
  • M.S., Statistics, Duke University, 2013
  • B.A., Comparative Literature with honors, Stanford University, 2004

Research interests

Comparative Media Studies, Sociology of Literature, Data Science, Social Informatics, Digital Preservation, Machine Learning

Allen Riddell is an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. His research explores applications of modern statistical methods in the humanities and allied social sciences. His research interests include sociology of literature, publishing history, comparative media studies, library digitization, and text mining. Prior to coming to Indiana University, Riddell was a Neukom Fellow at the Neukom Institute for Computational Sciences and the Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College.


  • Katherine Goodman Stern Fellowship, Duke University (full tuition), 2012-2013
  • Summer Research Fellowship, Duke University, 2011
  • Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) Bursary Award, 2011
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Summer Fellowship (Chinese), 2008
  • James B. Duke Fellowship, Duke University, 2007-2011
  • University Scholars Fellowship, Duke University (full tuition), 2007-2008
  • Information Science + Information Studies Project Grant, Duke University, 2007

Professional experience

  • Assistant Professor of Information Science, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University, 2016 -
  • William H. Neukom Class of 1964 Fellow, Neukom Institute for Computational Science, Dartmouth College, 2013-2016
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Leslie Center for the Humanities, Dartmouth College, 2013-2016
  • Visiting Fellow, eHumanities Group, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2015