About Us


Elisa Tersigni

(On leave)

Dr. Elisa Tersigni is the Senior Research Associate at the Collaborative Digital Research Space (CDRS), University of Toronto Mississauga. Before joining CDRS, she held digital humanities postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Manchester, Folger Shakespeare Library, University of Toronto, and Northeastern University. Elisa completed her PhD in English and Book History & Print Culture at the University of Toronto. Her research spans digital humanities, early modern literature and history, food studies, book history, book arts, and DEI. She is currently writing a book on early modern women’s recipe books, Converting Cuisine: The Christianization of Jewish and Islamic Foods in Early Modern Europe, and is also a practicing book artist and musician. She’s available for consultations about digital humanities research and pedagogy. 





Steering Committee 2022-23


Summer 2022 User Experience Design (UXD) Co-Op Student Peter Luo

Peter Luo

Peter is a Master of Information Student at the University of Toronto studying User Experience Design. Having finished his first year in the program, he has joined the Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) and CDRS for his summer co-op placement. During these 16 weeks, he is assisting four research teams with designing and building their digital platforms to disseminate their research to the public. Peter studied Digital Enterprise Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga during his undergraduate years where he wanted to pursue digital marketing. But sudden changes in his circumstances and career helped him discover his true passion of helping people and making a difference in society. This led him to his current career as a UX Designer where he seeks to create intuitive and pleasant digital experiences and products. You can see more of Peter's work in his digital portfolio