Jim Casey is an assistant research professor of African American Studies and the founding managing director of the Center for Black Digital Research at Penn State. He earned his PhD in English at the University of Delaware and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton University.

His research interests begin with nineteenth-century African American studies, periodicals, and print culture, extending out into the public and digital humanities. He is currently completing a book project on The Invention of Editors. With P. Gabrielle Foreman, he is co-editor of the forthcoming collection, The Colored Convention Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century (UNC Press). Among others, his digital scholarly projects include co-directing the Colored Conventions Project and Douglass Day. He serves as vice president of the Research Society for American Periodicals. For more, see jim-casey.com.

*Above is probably the largest newspaper ever printed, 6’x8′.