Gabrielle Linnell is the digital project manager at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. She oversees the day-to-day development and associated activities for Miranda, the Folger’s new digital asset platform, which is made possible by a significant grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Before coming to the Folger, she worked for several years on the Wellesley Communications & Public Affairs team exploring ways of using digital media—and occasionally print—to tell stories, raise money, and build community, as an online content producer and then assistant director of marketing communications supporting an early phase of Wellesley’s $500 million comprehensive campaign. She has a B.A. magna cum laude in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Wellesley College) and an M.Phil in Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Jesus College, Cambridge).
Over the years, Gabrielle’s writing has appeared in USA TODAY online, Chicken Soup: Extraordinary Teens, mental_FLOSS online, the Huffington Post, FACES, Cobblestone, and Library Sparks. One particularly whimsical essay was a finalist in a Chronicle of Higher Education contest, attempting to re-imagine the future of higher ed. She served as the research assistant for Sarah Wall-Randell’s The Immaterial Book: Reading and Romance in Early Modern England (University of Michigan Press, 2013) and for Terry Lindvall’s God Mocks: A History of Ecclesiastical Satire from the Hebrew Prophets to Stephen Colbert (NYU Press, 2015). She is a recipient of Wellesley’s generous Jerome Schiff and Eugene L. Cox Fellowships, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She also writes a TinyLetter about maps.