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.…

Research Slam 2012

This past Friday, I took part in my fourth (holy cow, has it really been fours years?!) Annual Research Slam in the English Department at UCSB. To quote Amanda Phillips, when the Slam first started in 2008 it was described as an “Experimental Research Event.” Having spent quite a bit of time, effort, and money…

Speculative Futures

I’ll be presenting at the upcoming Speculative Futures Graduate Colloquium, one of the culminating events for the Critical Issues in America Series this year at UCSB. The schedule isn’t currently up yet, but I’ll be on an earlier panel looking at global issues. My talk is drawn from the first chapter of my dissertation on…

Spring Quarter: Ready. Set. Go!

I’m not even through the first week of Spring Quarter and I’m already slightly worn out! These first few weeks will be heavily loaded with the writing and presentation of my first prospectus draft, syllabus planning for summer session, and participation in the department’s long awaited website-redesign. But it should be a little bit more…