Alan Galey is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, where he also teaches in the collaborative program in Book History and Print Culture, and serves as Director of the Master of Information graduate program. His research and teaching are located at the intersection of textual studies, the history of books and reading, and the digital humanities, and his current research focuses mainly on the bibliographical study of born-digital texts and artifacts.
His first monograph book, The Shakespearean Archive: Experiments in New Media from the Renaissance to Postmodernity, was published in 2014 by Cambridge University Press. Currently he is working on two research projects: a book-length study titled The Veil of Code: Studies in Born-Digital Bibliography, and a set of open-source digital prototypes titled Visualizing Variation. His article “The Enkindling Reciter: E-Books in the Bibliographical Imagination,” published in Book History in 2012, is the first published bibliographical study of an e-book, and was awarded the Fredson Bowers Prize by the Society for Textual Scholarship.