Vietnam In Food

My trip to Vietnam has long been over, but I’ve clearly been behind on my blogs about the trip. A lot’s happened in the meantime: I managed to finish and file my dissertation and I am now officially a PhD (the process was grueling, and I’ll try to write a post that specifically addresses that…

Back in the USA

Apologies for the silence. My short time in Vietnam has come to an end and I’ve now been back in the US for about a month. That month has been incredibly busy, as I’ve locked myself away writing my last chapters. I’m now drafting my introduction and hoping to get that out with enough time…

Vietnam, Here I come!!!

Just a tiny, itty bitty post to share with you all that I’ll be in Vietnam for the next four weeks. It’ll be a combined visiting family/research trip to flesh out my last dissertation chapter, “Host: Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon,” which uses biopower and biopolitics as a lens to examine the cultural texts of the…

Updated: Upcoming Talks

Just a quick update to mention a public talk I’ll be giving at Macalester University in St. Paul. MN for their International Studies Department. Details: Date: Thursday, Feb. 7th Time: 4:30pm Location: Harmon Room (Library) Description: Stay in L.A.:¬†Precarious Duration for Temporary Workers in Los Angeles The global city of Los Angeles has long been…

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…

Summer/Fall 2010

It’s been a bit (ok… it’s been a long while) since my last update, but there are suddenly a lot of things keeping me incredibly busy… First off, and probably most importantly, I’m trying to solidify my primary texts for my dissertation prospectus, and eventually my secondary and theoretical texts. Cannot express how invaluable the…