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…

#mla13 “Thinking Through Race” Presentation

Apologies for the delay, but below is the full transcript of my presentation “Thinking Through Race (Gender, Class, Nation) in the Digital Humanities,” as part of the “Representing Race: Silence in the Digital Humanities panel,” organized and chaired by Adeline Koh. This is the presentation as I wrote it, which naturally differs bit from how…

Media Places 2012: Infrastructure | Space | Media

This December I’ll be visiting the HUMnab at the Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden for a symposium entitled “Media Places : Infrastructure | Space | Media.” The list of keynote speakers, panelists, discussants, and participants is incredibly exciting (and intimidating!), and I’m thrilled to have been included with such a stellar line-up of amazing scholars.

Second-Year Blitz

So there’s a lot going on at the moment… Aside from trying to get this blog up to speed (at the moment my travel entries start and end in May 2008–just slightly behind schedule there), I’m working on my prospectus and putting together my dissertation committee. No one, no matter how many advanced grads you…

First Quals Success (more or less)!

After months of reading, and studying, and cramming, my first qualifying exams are behind me! Woohoo! Here in our program it’s an oral exam in three specific reading lists. My lists were: U.S. Race and Ethnicity Literatures, Theories of Gender and Sexuality, and Literature and Theory of Technology. The exam was not nearly as horrifying…