Digital Liberal Arts | Whittier College
1306 Philadelphia Street
P.O. Box 564
Whittier, CA 90608-0634
aconghuy (at) whittier.edu
Digital Scholar / Coordinator, Digital Liberal Arts Program
Whittier College, Los Angeles, 2014-Present
Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor, Asian American Studies Department
University of California, Los Angeles, 2013 – Present.
Teaching Associate, English Department and Asian American Studies Department
University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011 – 2013
Project Coordinator, Transliteracies Project, Research-oriented Social Environment
University of California, Santa Barbara, 2009 – 2010
Ph.D., English, University of California, Santa Barbara; June 2013
Qualifying Fields: U.S. Race and Ethnic Literature, Literature and Theory of Technology, Theories of Gender and Sexuality
M.A., Literature and Writing, California State University, San Marcos, Dec. 2007
B.A., Literatures of the World, University of California, San Diego, June 2004
“Host & Server: The Cultural Production of Temporariness in Global Cities”
Committee: Professor Bishnupriya Ghosh (chair), Professor Alan Liu, Professor Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Professor Rita Raley
An interdisciplinary analysis of how literary and new media texts have figured “temporariness,” a phenomenon indicative of globalization and neoliberalism. Focusing on the global cities of Dubai, Los Angeles, and Ho Chi Minh City, I interrogate the disparities and similarities of diverse cultural products that critique representations of temporary migration and labor.
“Asian/American and the Digital|Technological Thus Far.” Verge: Studies in Global Asias. Vol 1. Issue 1. Spring 2015
“Triangulating the Ethnic Studies Classroom: Race, Space, and Online Publishing.” Co-authored with Craig Dietrich (USC). Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology. (Forthcoming)
“Dark Mass,’ Or the Problems with Creative Crowd Labor.‘ Journal of e-Media Studies. Vol 3. Issue 1.
“#transformDH: where we were, where we are, where we’re going.” Co-authored with Moya Bailey, Alexis Lothian, and Amanda Phillips. Debates in Digital Humanities 2015. (Forthcoming)
FemTechNet Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Pedagogy Workbook. Co-editor. ANVC. 2015. (Ongoing)
“Toward a Transnational Asian American Digital Humanities.” Book chapter. Humanities and the Digital, edited by David Theo Goldberg and Patrik Svensson. MIT Press. 2015.
“Teaching Asian American Graphic Narratives in a ‘Post-Race’ Era.” Book chapter co-authored with Carol Kyungah Hong. Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives: Essays on Theory, Strategy, and Practice, edited by Lan Dong. (MacFarland, 2012)
“Vietnamese American Literature.” “Vietnamese American Films and Filmmakers.”
Encyclopedia of Asian American Culture, edited by Lan Dong. (Forthcoming)
“ConceptVISTA” Research Report, Transliteracies Research Project
“World Cat Identities” Research Report, Transliteracies Research Project
Awards and Honors
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, UCLA, 2013-2014
Graduate Division Dissertation Fellowship, UCSB, 2013-2014 (Declined)
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, UCSB, 2012 – 2013
Donald Pearce Dissertation Fellowship, UCSB, 2012
American Cultures and Global Contexts Center Graduate Fellow, UCSB, 2011 – 2012
HASTAC Scholar, Humanities, Arts, Science, & Technology Alliance & Collaboratory, 2009 – 2010
Digital Humanities Summer Institute Graduate Student Scholarship, Victoria, B.C., 2009
Eugene Cota Robles Graduate Fellowship, UCSB, 2008 – 2010
Graduate Research Dissemination Fund, CSU San Marcos, 2007
“Experimental Networked Pedagogies and Ethnic Studies in FemTechNet”. (Digital poster)
HASTAC. Michigan State University, CA. May 2015.
“Building a Collaborative FemTechNet Race and Ethnic Studies Pedagogy Workbook.”
Cultural Studies Associatio, Riverside. May 2015.
“Teaching Digital Humanities.”
American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. March 2015.
“The Aspirational Socialist Oriented Market City in Southeast Asia”
Worlding the Minor: The Poetics of Distant Relation. UCLA Mellon Humanities Conference. March 2015
“Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, or the Aspirational Socialist Oriented Southeast Asian City”
Modern Language Association. Vancouver, BC. January 2015.
“Teaching Los Angeles: Innovative strategies, possible pitfalls.” (Roundtable)
American Studies Association. Los Angeles, CA. November 2014.
“Connective Pedagogies: Trans-Campus Collaborations & Pedagogy of Risk.”
Digital Pedagogy and the Undergraduate Experience. University of Toronto, Scarborough. August, 2014.
“‘Voz Mob and the Precarity of Work in Online/Offline Space.”
HASTAC: Lima, Peru. April 2014.
“Refracted Perspectives: Bridging Asian American and Asian Studies Through Interdisciplinary Scholarship”
Association for Asian American Studies: San Francisco, CA. April, 2014.
“Dubai vs. Ho Chi Minh City: A Case of Comparative Global Cities”
Mellon Cultures in Transnational Perspectives Annual Conference: UCLA. March 2014.
“Voces Móviles and the Precarity of Work in Online/Offline Spaces.”
American Studies Association: Washington, DC. November, 2013.
“Transformative Asian/American Digital Humanities.”
Critical Ethnic Studies Association: Chicago, IL. September, 2013.
“Thinking Through Race (Class, Gender, Nation) in the Digital Humanities: The #transformDH Example.”
Modern Language Association: Boston, MA. January 2013.
“Free Accommodation and the High Costs of Working in Dubai.”
Speculative Futures Graduate Colloquium: Santa Barbara, CA. May 2012.
“Burj Refracted: Reimagining Labor and Consumption in Dubai.”
Fifth Annual Research Slam: Santa Barbara, CA. May 2012
“The Crisis of Foreign Laborers in Dubai.”
Santa Barbara Global Studies Conference: Santa Barbara, CA. February 2012.
“Digital Voices: Migrant Workers in Digital Texts of Dubai and Los Angeles.”
Modern Language Association: Seattle, WA. January, 2012.
“Transformative Mediations? Ethnic and Queer Studies and the Politics of the Digital.” (Roundtable) American Studies Association: Baltimore, MD. October 2011.
“Aliens and Others in Justice League of America/The 99.“
Comic Arts Conference, San Diego Comic Con: San Diego, CA. July 2011
“E-Mail Order Brides: The Transnational Mediated Consumption of Love and Sex in Love Like Hate.”
Association of Asian American Studies: New Orleans, LA. May 2011
“E-Mail Order Brides: The Transnational Mediation of Love, Sex, and Mobility in Linh Dinh’s Love Like Hate.”
Technologies of Migration: Asia, Media, Mobility, and Virtuality: Urbana-Champaign, IL. April 2011
“Cycling the U.S. – Vietnam Landscapes: Mapping the Traumas of Catfish and Mandala.”
American Literature Association: San Francisco, CA. May 2010.
“The Transnational Geo-Social Configurations of Catfish and Mandala.”
UCSB Literature.Culture.Media Center Research Slam: University Santa Barbara, CA. May 2010.
“CouchSurfing Toward Self: Identity in Literary and Virtual Space.”
Digital Humanities Summer Institute: University of Victoria, Canada. June 2009
“Critical Digital Pedagogy and Transformative Digital Humanities Praxis.”
Making Digital Humanities, UCSD, June 3, 2015.
“Digital Pedagogy and Transformative Digital Humanities.”
SyncDH. UCSB. May 8, 2015.
“Teaching and Researching with Scalar.” HASTAC Scholars Webinar.
HASTAC, April 8, 2015.
“Teaching with Scalar.” Pedagogy and Technology Workshop.
Whittier College, May 2014
“Lan Cao’s Monkey Bridge, Vietnamese American Literature, and Simulacra.”
English 50: Introduction to Asian American Literature, Fall 2010, Summer 2012
- Global and World Literature
- Transnational Migration and Labor
- Globalization and Neo-liberalism
- Post-colonial Literature
- Media Studies and Digital Humanities
- Asian /Asian American Studies
- Cultural Studies
Independent teaching responsibility for all aspects of curriculum planning, classroom instruction, and grading.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of English
Women and Literature: The Female, the Global, the Technological, Summer 2012
Literature and Film – Translation, Adaptation, and the Global Media Assemblage, Summer 2011
Department of Asian American Studies
Asian American Popular Culture, Spring 2012
California State University, San Marcos
Literature and Writing Department
General Education Writing, Fall 2006
Co-taught Courses, University of California, Santa Barbara
Shared responsibility for designing course, classroom instruction, and grading with senior ladder faculty member.
Risk Society, co-taught with Bishnupriya Ghosh, Winter 2012
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara
Responsible for leading weekly discussion sections and all course grading.
Department of English
Introduction to African American Literature, Fall 2012
Literature and Life, Spring 2011
Introduction to Literary Study, Summer 2010, Winter 2011
Introduction to Asian American Literature, Fall 2010
Additional Teaching Experience
English Teacher, Soluciones Idiomáticas, San José, Costa Rica, Winter 2005, Spring 2005
Spanish Tutor, The Preuss School, UCSD, Winter 2004, Spring 2004
Research and Other Professional Experience
Project Coordinator, Transliteracies Project
Winter 2010, Spring 2010
Forum co-host. “Race, Ethnicity, and Diaspora in the Digital Age.” February 2010. HASTAC Scholars forum.
Humanities, Arts, Science, Alliance & Collaboratory
Association for Asian American Studies
Association for the Study of Multi Ethnic Literature in the U.S.
Humanities Arts Science Technology Advanced Collaboratory
Modern Language Association
UCSB American Studies and Global Contexts Center
UCSB Transcriptions Center
UCSB Association of Pacific-Islander and Asian Graduate Students
Additional Online Presence
“GlobalTemp,” Dissertation Related Archive/Tumblr
#transformDH Tumblr, Collective Research and News Blog
HASTAC Scholar Blog, Individual/Research Posts
Ethnic Studies Committee & Pedagogy Committee, FemTechNet DOCC 2014
Member, Southern California Regional Asian American Studies Section
Member, Southeast Asian Studies Section, Association of Asian American Studies
Reviewer, American Quarterly, American Studies Association, 2013
Website Designer (WordPress), Hemispheric South/s Research Center, UC Santa Barbara, 2011-2012
Invited Speaker (on behalf of American Cultures & Global Contexts Center), Prospective Graduate Student Visit, 2012
Invited Speaker (regarding Transnational American Studies and on behalf of American Cultures & Global Contexts Center), Arnhold Undergraduate Research Colloquium, 2012
Invited Speaker (regarding Poster Session Presentations), Arnhold Undergraduate Research Colloquium, 2011
Organizing Committee, Transcriptions “Research Slam,” 2009-2012
Research Assistant, English Department Website Redesign, UC Santa Barbara, 2009-2011
Recruitment Officer, English Department Diversity Committee, 2008-2010
Member, Asian-American Pacific-Islander Graduate Students organization, 2008-2012
Cohort Representative, Council of Graduate Students in English, 2008-2012
Spanish: Near-fluent reading, good conversation
Vietnamese: Intermediate reading, fluent (native) conversation
Arabic: Elementary reading and writing, basic conversation