Karina van Dalen-Oskam studied Dutch at Utrecht University and obtained her PhD at Leiden University in 1997 with a thesis on Jacob van Maerlants Rijmbijbel. From 1988 to 2001 she worked at the Institute for Dutch Lexicology in Leiden. In 2002 she joined the Netherlands Institute for Scientific Information Services (NIWI) as head of the Department of Dutch Studies and senior researcher. She joined Huygens ING in June 2005, where she was research leader on the theme of ICT & Texts, and since 1 July 2011 head of the Literature department. Her research focuses on computational literature and she is involved in the development of methods and techniques for stylistic research of modern Dutch (and English) novels. She aims to develop comparative methods for the analysis of stylistic differences between texts, oeuvres, genres, epochs and cultures or languages. As of March 2012, she is also Professor of Computational Literature at the University of Amsterdam. On 1 February 2013 she gave her inaugural speech: "De stijl van R". She was a member of the Executive Committee (2011-2014) and president (2014-2015) of the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH). Since November 2015 she has been chairman of the international umbrella digital humanities organization ADHO (Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations).