Hello, world! I’m Jana (pronounced /dʒænə/), a PhD student in Information Science at the University of Illinois. Co-advised by Ted Underwood and Zoe LeBlanc, I work at the intersections of fields like natural language processing, machine learning, and cultural analytics.

My research has been federally funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) since 2019, when I was a graduate student at McGill University. I’m the founder of Women of Letters, a longform interview series that seeks to amplify the works and the voices of women. Together with Miranda Dunham-Hickman, I’m co-authoring a book that will be published by Routledge.

As a Croatian-Canadian studying in the U.S., I divide my time among the three countries. You can get in touch with me here.

News and updates:

  • Apr. 2023: Featured in an interview with the McGill Faculty of Arts
  • Feb. 2023: Launched the website for the Women of Letters interview series
  • Jan. 2023: Awarded a Graduate Scholarship from the University of Illinois
  • Jan. 2023: Published Context is king: A prediction about the future of ChatGPT and other AI chatbots
  • Nov. 2022: Signed a book contract with Routledge
  • Oct. 2022: Published a pre-registration for a current project on scholarly writing in the humanities
  • Sep. 2022: Awarded a Graduate Scholarship from the University of Illinois
  • May 2022: Featured in an article published by the University of Illinois’ School of Information Sciences
  • May 2022: Published a co-authored white paper with the Community Data Clinic
  • Feb. 2022: Awarded a Lucile Huntington Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship from the University of Illinois