Willa Cather Archive Managing Editor
319 Love Library
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-4100
Emily J. Rau is the managing editor of the Willa Cather Archive in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her MA from Lehigh University and her PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her dissertation, "Jumping the Tracks: The Railroad in American Literature," explored the intervention of the transcontinental railroad in American literature as it impacted and transformed conceptions of space, place, race, class, identity, and community. Rau also serves as one of the project leads of the Recovery Hub for American Women Writers, a cross-institutional collaborative project using digital humanities tools and methodologies to recover the work of American women writers. Her work on Cather has appeared in the Summer and Fall-Winter 2016 issues of the Willa Cather Newsletter & Review, as well as in the collection In the Country of Lost Borders: New Critical Essays on My Ántonia, in a co-authored chapter with Gabi Kirilloff.