8th Annual UCLA Mellon Conference: (Re)Mapping Global Modernities: Heterogenous Time and Space, March 7 & 8th, 2014

As a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at UCLA this year, one of my responsibilities has been to co-organize our annual conference on cultures of transnationalism. This year, I, along with my co-fellows Melissa Tandiwe Myambo, Chase Smith, Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François, and Alvin Wong, planned our conference around questions of modernity, borders, time, and space. The conference…

GlobalTemp

I am quite happy to announce the (slightly belated) launch of my online archive, GlobalTemp. GlobalTemp will serve as the online supplement to my dissertation on temporariness in global cities–namely Dubai, Los Angeles, and Ho Chi Minh City. I’ve been collecting material for my dissertation project for a few years now, and keep coming across even…

IHC Fellowship

This year I am very fortunate to be one of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center‘s Pre-Doctoral Fellows  here at UCSB. The center’s programming theme this year is Fallout: In the Aftermath of the War, which will bring to campus scholars, artists, journalists, students, and community members to address issues of war, trauma, recovery and recuperation, and memory.…

#tranformDH – Toward an Asian American Digital Humanities (pt. 2)

This last weekend was spent at the American Studies Association where I participated in panel with my amazing colleagues Amanda Phillips, Alexis Lothian, Melanie Kohnen, Marta Rivera Monclova, Tanner Higgin, and moderated by the amazingly supportive Anna Everett. The roundtable featured graduate students and new PhDs working in Queer Studies and Ethnic Studies each presenting…

The Mean Reds of Week 10

It hasn’t actually been that long since my last post, but it seems like ages since so much has happened and much will be happening in the next few weeks  (why does it feel like I write that a lot?). The last week of February saw the successful design charrette for the Transliteracies RoSE Project.…