Rachel Sagner Buurma works on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and print culture, the history of the novel, twentieth-century Anglo-American literary criticism, and literary informatics. Current projects are on the history and theory of literary research, especially practices of knowledge organization like indexing and note-taking, pasts and and presents of collaborative work, and the intersection of literary-critical inquiry and information science. With Laura Heffernan, she work on a project that retells the history of English literary study from the perspective of the classroom. She has recently taught ENGL111: Victorian Novel Research Seminar and ENGL035: The Rise of the Novel. She directs the Tri-Co Digital Humanities Initiative.