Category: scholarship

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 …


MLA Special Sessions Proposal: “Generic Interventions: Print and Media Narratives of Global South Cities”

Promo image for Generic Interventions Panel

  Exciting news! A bit delayed, but I just got word that our panel was accepted. Yay! See you all in Vancouver!   I’m very excited to share a panel proposal for the upcoming MLA 2015 in Vancouver, BC, entitled “Generic Interventions: Print and Media Narratives of Global South Cities.” The session is organized by Leigh Anne …

dissertation, scholarship

“Un/Documented” at the 4th Annual Research Slam

Here is the poster I made for the 4th Annual Research Slam, hosted by the UCSB Transcriptions Center, with the Arnhold Undergraduate Research Fellows Program. I was thrilled to be involved for the third year in a row, and am pleased enough with my presentation to even share it here. This is coming out of …

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 …

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 …