Category: academia

academia, Race/Ethnicity

DH2020 and Asian American DH in the age of Coronavirus and the Movement for Black Lives

This past week, I was supposed to be in Ottawa, Canada, on the traditional unceded land of the Kitchissippi Omàmiwininì Anishinabeg, or Algonquin Peoples, with a handful of my colleagues for the DH 2020 conference. But as with most things, plans changed with the emergence and proliferation of COVID-19. For Asians and Asian Americans, this …

academia, talks, teaching

Talk: #ICA17 Closing Plenary

Recently, I was invited to participate in the closing plenary about digital pedagogy for the International Communications Association in San Diego. Many, many thanks to Paula Gardner, President Elect of ICA and former fellow FemTechNet Co-Facilitator, for the invitation to speak, and for curating such a welcoming, inclusive, and feminist conference. It was reflected in …

academia, scholarship

Conference: Minor Transnationalism 2.0 at UCLA May 19th-20

Next Friday, I’ll be at UCLA for the Minor Transnationalisms Reunion Conference. I’ll be presenting some newer work on mediated and imagined spaces of living and working in Dubai and Silicon Valley. If you’re in the area, please do join us in Royce Hall 309. I’ll be there on Friday, and am looking forward to …

academia, teaching

Mellon Mays Website Building/Reading Workshop

For this exercise, in small groups, I want you to pick two of the following professional websites and examine them for the production and curation of professional academic identity. Matthew K. Gold Amanda Phillips Ann M. Little Miriam Posner Jessica Marie Johnson Lisa Nakamura Kim Knight Questions to consider: How is the individual identifying him/her/their self? …

academia, teaching, Uncategorized

Panel: HASTAC 2016

This week, I am at Arizona State University attending the annual HASTAC Conference. Today, I’ll be on a panel discussing a recent collaboration I had with Sofia Dueñas, an undergraduate and our inaugural Digital Liberal Arts Cauffman Fellow, at Whittier College. Below is the abstract of our panel, and some information and media from our …


Digital Pedagogy as Transformative Digital Humanities

Teach graffiti

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting Fresno State University to give a talk at Manning Library to a digital humanities focused Faculty Learning Community about digital pedagogy and digital humanities. Many thanks to David Drexler for the invitation, and to John Beynon and Kathee Godfrey for their hospitality! I’m sharing the talk and slides below. …


#MLA2015: Generic Interventions: Print and Media Narratives of Global South Cities

Promo image for Generic Interventions Panel

I just made it to Vancouver, BC for the Modern Language Association, and for those of you who will be there on Thursday, I’ll be presenting on the media of Phú Mỹ Hưng, a.k.a. Saigon South (an edge city of Ho Chi Minh City) on a fabulous panel about Global South cities. This panel is a precursor …

academia, feminism, Race/Ethnicity, Workshops

#tcfw: Precarity, Solidarity, and Pressure

It’s been over a week since THATCamp Feminisms, hosted by Jacque Wernimont at the Claremont Colleges in LA. Somehow this blogpost got lost in the rush to finish grading, and to prep for an upcoming research trip. Many late thanks to Jacque, though, and the folks there for being so welcoming. Since our Winter Quarter has just …