specializes in early and nineteenth-century literature, book history, and digital humanities. Her current book project is a literary history of the U.S. Postal Service between 1790 and 1875. The book demonstrates the surprising extent to which the postal system determined the kinds of literary works that could emerge from and circulate within the United States. Christy’s interest in the history of media and technology likewise drives her work on a digital humanities mapping project that traces the expansion of the postal system in its first century.