Hello

I’m Avery J. Wiscomb, a researcher and teacher with an interdisciplinary liberal arts background living in Pittsburgh, PA. Originally from Orcas Island, Washington in the Pacific Northwest, I attended The Evergreen State College, an experimental, public liberal arts college, then moved east to study at St. John’s College, Annapolis, the New School for Social Research, and Carnegie Mellon University.

Subsequently, I taught college courses in philosophy and literature, worked as a writing consultant for research scientists, and wrote for a backend technology company in New York City, before beginning a Ph.D. program in English in 2016. Since then, my life has been consumed by books and computers, and big ideas about what they mean to each other and why that matters.

My “About” page describes what I do for work. The “Projects” page describes some of what I’m working on. If you’re interested in collaborating on teaching, research, or digital efforts, I can be reached at awiscomb@andrew.cmu.edu.