Mary Caton Lingold is an Assistant Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research and teaching bridge the fields of sound studies, digital humanities, early American literature, and African diaspora studies. She received a PhD in English and a graduate certificate in African & African American Studies from Duke University. Mary Caton holds an MA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA from Trinity University. She is currently writing a book on the literary history of Afro-Atlantic music (1630-1830). Mary Caton’s co-edited book DIGITAL SOUND STUDIES is now available from Duke University Press. Get 30% off with the promo code E18SOUND.