Author/Artist G.B. Tran visits UCSB, Monday 1/28

I’m very excited to announce an upcoming visit by the talented artist and author of Vietnamerica, G.B. Tran this coming Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 6:30 in the Multicultural Center Lounge. Many thanks to the Multicultural Center, and to our co-sponsors the Hemispheric South/s Research Initiative, the American Cultures & Global Contexts Center, and the Transcriptions…

Documenteur: An NEH Vectors-CTS Proposal

Following my post-MLA entry, from which I got some amazing support and feedback, I have been collaborating on a proposal for the NEH sponsored Vectors-CTS Summer Institute on the Digital Approaches to American Studies with fellow grad students Renee Hudson and Jeremy Schmidt from UCLA. The final project proposal, Documenteur: Im/mobility and Otherness in Los…

Re: Nerds of Color

This morning Racialicious posted a blog by performance poet and activist Bao Phi, titled NOCs (Nerds of Color) (Originally posted in the Star Tribune Your Voices Blog). Thoughtful and beautifully written, the blog addresses the pressing, yet often ignored, issues of cultural appropriation, representation and stereotypes, and invisibility of people of color within the further…