Elyse Vigiletti

Vigiletti, Elyse | Faculty

Ph.D., Lecturer III in Technical Communication, College of Engineering

5112 Engineering Research Building 1


About Elyse

Dr. Vigiletti has been a lecturer in the Program in Technical Communication at the University of Michigan since 2018. Her training is in literature and print culture; her PhD work developed a methodology for middle-distance reading, which combines digital humanities distant reading methods like LDA topic modeling with traditional close reading to offer a balanced view of literary texts — particularly those categorized as middlebrow, masscult, or midcult — situated in twentieth-century American literary-historical context. She also has a professional background in academic publishing, including experience as a managing editor, freelance copyeditor, and freelance dissertation doctor for graduate students and junior faculty across disciplines.

Dr. Vigiletti’s current pedagogical and research interests include serving first-generation college students, new media, digital humanities, and the modern American advice column.


PhD., English (grad cert, Gender and Women’s Studies), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.A., English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign