Hi. I’m Galen.

I’m a digital humanist. I build tools to help understand culture.

I did an MPhil in Early Modern English Theatre at the University of Adelaide, worked as an analyst for a while, and now I’m doing a PhD at the Australian National University in machine learning and literary studies.

I spend most of my time thinking about how we can make social science and cultural studies more rigorous and data-driven without losing our grip on the wonderful, gnarly complexity of culture. My spare time is spent running, angsting about AI ethics, and building weird internet stuff with people I admire.

You should totally email me.