Jason Boyd (BA, English, Concordia University, Montreal; MA, English, Université de Montréal; PhD, English, University of Toronto) is a specialist in Digital Humanities. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Ryerson, and the Associate Director of Ryerson's Centre for Digital Humanities. He is also an Assistant Director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria. Jason has been a leading collaborator on the online theatre history research tools produced by an international scholarly project, Records of Early English Drama (REED), which include the Patrons and Performancesdatabase, Early Modern London Theatres (EMLoT), and The Fortune Theatre Records: A Prototype Digital Edition. He is currently working on the Texting Wilde Project, which will explore computer-assisted methods for the analysis of large collections of life-writing texts.
His research and teaching interests include: digital innovation and scholarly practice (particularly developing online research collaboratories), work emerging at the intersection of the digital and the literary, critical code studies, computer games and gaming in social, literary, and scholarly contexts, and 'digital lives' in its broadest sense. He is also interested in the role of digital technology in the shaping of LGBT communities and cultures.