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Transliteracies RoSE Design Charrette

It’s the final week (read: breathless sprint) before the design charrette for the Transliteracies Research-Oriented Social Environment to take place on Feb. 26th. I’ve just finished a research report on WorldCat Identities to go up today, and then I, along with the other two project coordinators, will be rushing to get everything together, and *fingers …

personal, travel, UCSB

Traces of Places

Another whirlwind week, and though I’m not, I already feel behind… Sometimes, though, I will gladly let myself fall slightly behind professionally, if I am given an opportunity to participate in something more significant. Something that will make me stop and reevaluate myself and my reasons for pursuing this profession that so many have¬† warned …

academia, Race/Ethnicity, scholarship, Uncategorized

Race, Ethnicity, and Diaspora in the Digital Age

Over the past month or so, I’ve been working with a graduate student in Anthropology from the University of Florida,¬† Edward Gonzalez-Tennant, to co-host a HASTAC Scholars forum, on race and ethnicity in the digital age. With the help and guidance of the wonderful Fiona Barnett, director of the HASTAC Scholars program, it has finally …

Race/Ethnicity

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 …

academia, dissertation, scholarship, UCSB

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 …

academia, scholarship, travel, UCSB

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 …