Anne Cong-Huyen

Digital Liberal Arts | Whittier College
1306 Philadelphia Street
P.O. Box 564
Whittier, CA 90608-0634
aconghuy (at)


Digital Scholar / Coordinator, Digital Liberal Arts Program
Whittier College, Los Angeles, 2014-Present

Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor, Asian American Studies Department
University of California, Los Angeles, 2013 – Present.

Teaching Associate, English Department and Asian American Studies Department
University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011 – 2013

Project Coordinator, Transliteracies Project, Research-oriented Social Environment
University of California, Santa Barbara, 2009 – 2010


Ph.D., English, University of California, Santa Barbara; June 2013

Qualifying Fields: U.S. Race and Ethnic Literature, Literature and Theory of Technology, Theories of Gender and Sexuality

M.A., Literature and Writing, California State University, San Marcos, Dec. 2007

B.A., Literatures of the World, University of California, San Diego, June 2004


“Host & Server: The Cultural Production of Temporariness in Global Cities”

Committee: Professor Bishnupriya Ghosh (chair), Professor Alan Liu, Professor Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Professor Rita Raley

An interdisciplinary analysis of how literary and new media texts have figured “temporariness,” a phenomenon indicative of globalization and neoliberalism. Focusing on the global cities of Dubai, Los Angeles, and Ho Chi Minh City, I interrogate the disparities and similarities of diverse cultural products that critique representations of temporary migration and labor.


Peer Reviewed:

“Phú Mỹ Hưng and the Contradictions of the Urban Media Ecology.” The Global South. (Forthcoming)

Asian/American and the Digital|Technological Thus Far.” Verge: Studies in Global Asias. Vol 1. Issue 1. Spring 2015

“Triangulating the Ethnic Studies Classroom: Race, Space, and Online Publishing.” Co-authored with Craig Dietrich (USC). Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology. (Forthcoming)

Dark Mass,’ Or the Problems with Creative Crowd Labor.Journal of e-Media Studies. Vol 3. Issue 1.

“#transformDH: where we were, where we are, where we’re going.” Co-authored with Moya Bailey, Alexis Lothian, and Amanda Phillips. Debates in Digital Humanities 2015. (Forthcoming)


FemTechNet Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Pedagogy Workbook. Co-editor. ANVC. 2015. (Ongoing)

“Toward a Transnational Asian American Digital Humanities.” Book chapter. Humanities and the Digital, edited by David Theo Goldberg and Patrik Svensson. MIT Press. 2015.

“Teaching Asian American Graphic Narratives in a ‘Post-Race’ Era.” Book chapter co-authored with Carol Kyungah Hong. Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives: Essays on Theory, Strategy, and Practice, edited by Lan Dong. (MacFarland, 2012)

Encyclopedia Entries:

“Vietnamese American Literature.” “Vietnamese American Films and Filmmakers.”
Encyclopedia of Asian American Culture, edited by Lan Dong. (Forthcoming)


“ConceptVISTA” Research Report, Transliteracies Research Project

“World Cat Identities” Research Report, Transliteracies Research Project

Selected Presentations

Digital Pedagogy as Transformative Digital Humanities.”
SyncDH. University of California, Santa Barbara. June 2015.

Experimental Networked Pedagogies and Ethnic Studies in FemTechNet”. (Digital poster)
HASTAC. Michigan State University, CA. May 2015.

Building a Collaborative FemTechNet Race and Ethnic Studies Pedagogy Workbook.”
Cultural Studies Association, Riverside. May 2015.

“Teaching Digital Humanities.”
American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. March 2015.

“The Aspirational Socialist Oriented Market City in Southeast Asia”
Worlding the Minor: The Poetics of Distant Relation. UCLA Mellon Humanities Conference. March 2015

“Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, or the Aspirational Socialist Oriented Southeast Asian City”
Modern Language Association. Vancouver, BC. January 2015.

Teaching Los Angeles: Innovative strategies, possible pitfalls.” (Roundtable)
American Studies Association. Los Angeles, CA. November 2014.

“Connective Pedagogies: Trans-Campus Collaborations & Pedagogy of Risk.”
Digital Pedagogy and the Undergraduate Experience. University of Toronto, Scarborough. August, 2014.

Refracted Perspectives: Bridging Asian American and Asian Studies Through Interdisciplinary Scholarship
Association for Asian American Studies: San Francisco, CA. April, 2014.

Voces Móviles and the Precarity of Work in Online/Offline Spaces.”
American Studies Association: Washington, DC. November, 2013.

Transformative Asian/American Digital Humanities.”
Critical Ethnic Studies Association: Chicago, IL. September, 2013.

Thinking Through Race (Class, Gender, Nation) in the Digital Humanities: The #transformDH Example.”
Modern Language Association: Boston, MA. January 2013.

“Free Accommodation and the High Costs of Working in Dubai.”
Speculative Futures Graduate Colloquium: Santa Barbara, CA. May 2012.

Invited Talks

Critical Digital Pedagogy and Transformative Digital Humanities Praxis.”
Making Digital Humanities, UCSD, June 3, 2015.

Digital Pedagogy and Transformative Digital Humanities.”
SyncDH. UCSB. May 8, 2015.

Teaching and Researching with Scalar.” HASTAC Scholars Webinar.
HASTAC, April 8, 2015.

Teaching with Scalar.” Pedagogy and Technology Workshop.
Whittier College, May 2014

“Lan Cao’s Monkey Bridge, Vietnamese American Literature, and Simulacra.”
English 50: Introduction to Asian American Literature, Fall 2010, Summer 2012

Other Professional Work

Co-Facilitator, FemTechNet

Co-chair, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Committee, FemTechNet

Project Coordinator, Transliteracies Project
Winter 2010, Spring 2010

Forum co-host. “Race, Ethnicity, and Diaspora in the Digital Age.” February 2010. HASTAC Scholars forum.

Additional Online Presence

GlobalTemp,” Dissertation Related Archive/Tumblr

#transformDH Tumblr, Collective Research and News Blog

HASTAC Scholar Blog, Individual/Research Posts

Transliteracies Research Profile


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