Research Assistant Professor
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

Joan Fragaszy Troyano is a Research Assistant Professor at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. As Director of the PressForward Project (, she is currently editing two experiments in scholarly publishing:  “Digital Humanities Now” ( and the Journal of Digital Humanities ( The PressForward project is also developing a new software platform to improve the aggregation, curation, and publication of scholarship on the open web.

Joan previously worked on the September 11 Digital Archive ( and Echo ( projects at RRCHNM. She holds a PhD in American Studies from George Washington University where she researched visual culture and public understandings of the past.

WebWise role: Facilitator