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Matthew K. Gold is Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).

At the Graduate Center, he holds teaching appointments in the Ph.D. Program in English, the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies (MALS), the M.A. Program in Digital Humanities, the M.S. Program in Data Analysis and Visualization, and the doctoral certificate programs in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy and American Studies. He is founding Director of the M.A. Program in Digital Humanities and the M.S. Program in Data Analysis and Visualization. He serves as Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives, Director of the CUNY Academic Commons, Co-Director of the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative, and Director of the GC Digital Scholarship Lab.

He has edited Debates in the Digital Humanities (2012) and co-edited, with Lauren F. Klein, Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016, Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019, and Debates in the Digital Humanities 2023, all published by the University of Minnesota Press. With Rebecca Frost Davis, Katherine Harris, and Jentery Sayers, he is co-editor of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities (Modern Language Association). With Lauren F. Klein, he is series editor of the Debates in the Digital Humanities book series (University of Minnesota Press) and he has published work in Digital Studies/ Le Champ Numérique, Syllabus, The Journal of Modern Literature, Kairos, and On the Horizon, as well as in the edited collections Print Culture in the Americas: Archives, Materiality, and the Rewriting of Literary History, The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media, Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics, From A to <A>: Keywords of Markup, and Learning Through Digital Media: Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy.

His collaborative and award-winning digital humanities projects, including Manifold Scholarship, Commons In A Box, and Looking for Whitman have been supported by grants from the NEH Office of Digital Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation. He recently completed a two-year term as President of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and a one-year term as President of the Constituent Organization Board of the Association for Digital Humanities Organizations.

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