Kalani is a clinical assistant professor of history of digital methodologies and medieval history. She uses text mining, spatial history, and network analysis to explore conflict in medieval Europe. As a Mosaic Fellow, Kalani hopes to make more structured use of these approaches as part of an ongoing program of active learning pedagogy in the classroom.

Kalani's current research

Kalani focuses on the effect of digital tools on humanities disciplinary learning outcomes. In particular, the last three years of research have studied how students use GIS to provide historical perspective, how network analysis and social-media activities can provide a more clear path to understanding and synthesizing the information in historical texts, and how active-learning activities like problem-based learning in digital and analog media can support student appropriation of disciplinary argumentative norms.