Suzanne Black is a postdoctoral researcher at Creative Informatics, University of Edinburgh.
Her PhD (‘From Novel to Network: Digital Intertextuality in Twenty-First-Century Fiction and Fanfiction’, University of Edinburgh, 2021) explores the effects of internet technologies on contemporary fiction.
Her work sits at the intersection of humanities enquiry and data-led methods, combining literary studies and digital methods to understand the interconnectivity of the digital cultural sphere. She has previously taken contemporary fiction – both born digital amateur fanfiction and commercially published novels – as her objects of study and, in her time at Creative Informatics, looks forward to combining this with her creative industries experience working with events data and as an arts and entertainment journalist.
Her research interests include digital knowledge curation, fanfiction archives, feminist and queer theories, and the digital humanities.