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Romain Delaville

Associate Director of Digital Humanities and Lecturer, CAT

PhD French, University of Pennsylvania
MS Software Development, Dominican University
MA English, Université Paris Nanterre
BA Philosophy, Université Paris Nanterre

Romain's background blends hands-on expertise in application development with years of experience in the classroom. Prior to joining UCSD, he taught at several institutions, including the University of Oxford, the University of Pennsylvania, Oberlin College, as well as the University of Chicago, making regular use of digital storytelling, data mapping, and text analysis tools to empower students as critical thinkers. Romain also served as the Digital Humanities Center Programs Specialist at SDSU where he led efforts to produce tutorials on a range of DH tools such as Voyant and Scalar.

His research focuses on postcolonial studies, critical race theory, and the intersection of literature and visual technologies, with particular emphasis on algorithmic colonialism and AI ethics. His work has appeared in the Cincinnati Romance Review and Contemporary French and Francophone Studies: SITES, and earned him the Recherche au présent award.