Jana M. Perkins

Doctoral Student

PhD, Information Sciences, Illinois (in progress)

MS, Information Management, Illinois (in progress)

MA, English, McGill University

Research focus

I work at the intersections of fields like natural language processing, machine learning, and cultural analytics.

Honors and Awards

Selected Awards and Distinctions (Total awarded to-date: over $131,500 USD) 

  • Graduate Scholarship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2023 
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2020–present 
  • Graduate Bursary, Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, (Declined) 2020 
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, SSHRC, McGill University, 2019 
  • Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence, Queen’s University, (Declined) 2018
  • R. A. Wilson Memorial Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan, 2017

Publications & Papers

Recent Publications, Invited Talks, and Conference Proceedings

Hickman, Miranda and Perkins, Jana M. (Under contract.) Deep literacy, digital time. Routledge.

Brighton, Jack, Perkins, Jana M., and Unruh, Sarah. (2022). More investing, less arresting: A public health model for reducing gun violence in Detroit. Community Data Clinic.

Hickman, Miranda, and Perkins, Jana M. (2021). Deepening attention, changing minds. ACLA Annual Meeting.

Perkins, Jana M. (2021). Sentiment analysis: What is it, and how can it be used? School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.