George Mason University, USA
Greta Swain is a Ph.D. Candidate at George Mason University, specializing in early American history and digital history. She is also co-editor of Current Research in Digital History, an online, open-access digital history journal. At the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Swain has served as a Digital History Fellow, project manager and key collaborator on several National Endowment for the Humanities funded projects—including DataScribe. Swain’s research combines her interests in early American history and digital history through a geospatial analysis of three generations of the George Mason family during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Using social network analysis and digital mapping, her work explores how the Potomac River and other local waterways acted as conduits for network-building—mediating kinship, commercial and agricultural networks, and creating webs of women and enslaved people.