Victoria Szabo

Victoria Szabo

Director of the Information Science + Studies Certificate Program

External Address: 
114 S Buchanan Blvd Bay 10, Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90766, Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 668-1932

My primary teaching and research interest is in the intersection of digital humanities and media studies, especially in relation to spatial and immersive media forms. I  am especially intrigued by the potential of augmented reality to invoke the presence of the past through lived experience in space and time, and have worked on archives-based projects focused on Durham, western NC mountain music, and Venetian architecture, among others. I also co-create video game based art installations with the Psychasthenia Studio, and engage in digital arts curation projects with the ACM SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.) In addition, as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Computational Media, Arts & Cultures, and of the Duke Digital Humanities Initiative, I have become increasingly focused on  the future of the university and the ways in which disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge is created, shared, and understood within higher education, libraries, museums, and the public sphere in the digital age. She/her.


  • Ph.D., University of Rochester 2000
  • M.A., University of Rochester 1996
  • M.A., Indiana University at Bloomington 1992
  • B.A., Williams College 1990

Szabo, V. E. “Transforming Art History Research with Database Analytics: Visualizing Art Markets.” Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America 31, no. 2 (October 2012): 158–75.

Jenson, Deborah, Victoria Szabo, and the Duke FHI Haiti Humanities Laboratory Student Research Team. “Cholera IN Haiti.” Edited by Center for Disease Control and Center for Disease Prevention. Emerging Infectious Diseases 17 (November 2011).

Jenson, Deborah, Victoria Szabo, and Victoria Duke FHI Haiti Humanities Laboratory Student Research Team. “Cholera in Haiti and other Caribbean regions, 19th century..” Emerging Infectious Diseases 17, no. 11 (November 2011): 2130–35. Full Text Open Access Copy