About Us


Photo of Tia on Mont Royal in Montreal during fall time


Tia Sager is the interim Senior Research Associate at the Collaborative Digital Research Space (CDRS) replacing Dr. Tersigni while she is on leave. Tia is a PhD candidate in the department of Art History finishing her dissertation on Aegean Bronze Age architecture. In 2021/2022, Tia was a graduate fellow at the Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) where she worked on a project that involved 3D scanning and modelling of Cretan Bronze Age architecture. She has worked with digital approaches to ancient architecture as part of her masters and doctoral research, and is involved with two excavation projects on the island of Crete where she has worked for over seven years.






Elisa Tersigni


(On leave until January 2024)

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 2023-24