Terttu Nevalainen is Professor and Chair of English Philology at the University of Helsinki and the Director of the Research Unit for Variation, Contacts and Change in English. She is also the editor-in-chief of Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English, the open-access online series that VARIENG publishes since 2007. Her research interests include corpus linguistics, historical sociolinguistics and language change, and the Early Modern English period is particularly close to her heart. She also takes an active interest in the development of research infrastructures for language studies and for digital humanities more generally.