Sean Pue

Director of Digital Humanities
Department of Linguistics and Languages
College of Arts & Letters 


Professor Sean Pue has been named Director Digital Humanities, effective August 16, 2015.

An associate professor in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, Pue has been deeply involved with the digital humanities program since its inception, and says he is committed to its success. Pue believes that he is particularly well placed to continue the program’s development and expansion. "I began teaching in the digital humanities program three years ago, which has allowed me to explore and build relationships with many of MSU’s DH-related faculty and staff."

As director, Pue hopes to further formalize those affiliations and expand ties to other areas, including the Social Science Data Analytics group; the Quello Center in the College of Communication, Arts and Sciences; the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research; and the forthcoming Computational Studies program in Natural Science. He also plans to work on deepening the relationship between the DH program and other entities within CAL, including both graduate and undergraduate programs and centers and is also committed to promoting inclusiveness and diversity within digital humanities both at MSU and beyond. 

Pue holds a B.A. in Religious Studies South and Southeast from the University of California, Berkeley (1997); an M.A. in Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures (2001), and a Masters of Philosophy (2002) and Ph.D. (2007) from Columbia University in New York City in Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature and Society.