Dez Miller is a writer, Atlantan, and PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at Emory University. Their scholarly work operates at the intersection of digital humanities, urban studies, and environmental literary studies. By contextualizing literary close readings with rhetorical histories gleaned from algorithmic language modeling, they explore how urban water infrastructures shape and are in turn shaped by cultural narratives. Dez also works as a Digital Scholarship Associate at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, where they assist Emory faculty and students with a variety of digital projects. Outside of their scholarly work, they have published short stories, local journalism, and generative poetry written in collaboration with coding languages.