Crystal Alberts is a Professor of English at the University of North Dakota, where she also serves as co-director of the UND Writers Conference. Alberts specializes in post-1945 literatures and cultures, including Indigenous literatures. She is the co-editor of William Gaddis, “The Last of Something:” Critical Essays. Her scholarship has also appeared in The Salt Companion to Diane Glancy, Transatlantic Literature and Culture After 9/11, Transmotion,Don DeLillo in Context. Alberts is also a digital humanist, whose projects have been funded by multiple awards from the NEA and the NEH. She is currently part of team launching the new “Expanding Digital Humanities Across Northern Plains Indigenous Higher Educational Institutions Initiative,” a multi-year Mellon Foundation funded collaboration between UND and the North Dakota Tribal College System.