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#CESA2013: Race in DH – Transformative Asian/American Digital Humanities

Below is the talk I gave as part of a roundtable on race in the digital humanities at CESA2013. It really should have included “Being a Woman of Color in the digital humanities” as part of the title, but much of the presentation was a result of observations I made as the conference approached, and …

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Upcoming Talk: Critical Ethnic Studies, Chicago 2013; And Plans for my time at UCLA

The MLA Job Information List was just published yesterday, and the anxiety is about to surface… But before the job market tension becomes full-fledged, I get to bask in the love and solidarity that abounds at the Critical Ethnic Studies Conference (or so I’ve been told, since this will be my first time attending). This …

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CFP of Interest: Ecologies of Urbanism in Asia II: Cities, Towns, and the Places of Nature

Came across this amazing call for papers just now on a listserv for Asian American studies. This conference on Asian urbanism will take place in Hong Kong next summer, but CFPs are due in July. A previous one, with a focus on India, was held in 2010. Not sure what kinds of scholars they are …

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New Issue of Journal of e-Media Studies

A quick update amidst all the travel posts to announce the publication of a new article, “‘Dark Mass,’ or the Problems with Creative Crowd Labor,” in a special issue of The Journal of e-Media Studies on “Computational Cultures After the Cloud.” The issue is edited by Jentery Sayers, who invited me to submit something after seeing my presentation, …

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LAX-> TPE -> HAN

Greetings from Hanoi! This is my first time really traveling abroad since I started grad school in 2008. Sadly, my poor income as a teaching or research assistant do not provide much leisure time or money for foreign travel, which is a little sad for someone working on global media and global cities! Thus, the only …

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I heart #DHPoco Tumblr and #THATCamp Feminisms West

A couple of dear frolleagues, Adeline Koh and Roopika Risam, working at the intersections of digital humanities and postcolonial (poco) studies have created a new blog, dhpoco, that is really impressive in terms of bridging the social play aspects of the digital with their own historically and politically situated work in postcolonial, ethnic, and cultural studies. Their …