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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 …


A Brief History of Hacking, Hacktivism, and Hashtag Activism

Anonymous protests Church of Scientology, one holds sign reading "Don't Worry we're from the Internet"

Below is a timeline chronicling the history of hacktivism and hashtag activism for Andrea Rehn and Bill Kronholm’s Just Hacking Class. I made the timeline with TimelineJS, by Knight Lab, which is a great, easy-to-use tool! This timeline was built if a bit of a rush, so if I’m missing important events, dates, citations, etc. …


FemTechNet Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Pedagogy Workbook

Screenshot of splash page for FTN Pedagogy workbook,

I’m just back from the annual Cultural Studies Association conference in Riverside, CA, and I’m excited to share the announcement I made at the panel, “FemTechNet: Transforming what and who counts in digital education”, where I spoke alongside Alexandra Juhasz (Pitzer College), Elizabeth Losh (UCSD), and Ivette Bayo Urban (U Washington). My presentation (for the most …


Digital Pedagogy and Transformative Digital Humanities

The following are notes from a brief talk I was invited to give recently at UCSB for their annual Research Slam, #SyncDH. Some context: Coming back to my grad school institution, I reflected on my own experience as a student there, and I planned this talk to help those grad students with little to no pedagogical …


VozMob, Digital Humanities, and Community-Based Public Scholarship

Me speaking at NightSchoolLA

This post is so, so late in coming, and I’ve had it in draft form for way too long, so I’m finally just publishing it. Back in January, I was invited to give a talk for the Night School LA, a series of free public lectures held at a cool art/performance space at Paper & Plastik …


#NWSA2014 Panel Sneak Peak

Transgression, Gender Disturbance, & Feminist Sci-Fi Futures Title Slide

Here’s a hint of what’s to come for our panel tomorrow morning. For more info check out my previous NWSA post with our original proposal. For those at #NWSA2014, we’re session 478 at 9:15 at PRCC 202-C. More to come in a post-conference follow-up. Image credit: “Cyborg” by REDANTA is licensed CC BY-SA 3.0


ASA Proposal: “Teaching Los Angeles: Innovative strategies, possible pitfalls”

Teaching Los Angles Cover

I just got word that our proposal for the American Studies Association 2014  was accepted! The conference theme will be: “The Fun and the Fury: New Dialectics of Pleasure and Pain In the Post-American Century,” and the conference itself will take place November 6-9, 2014 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, CA. The proposal is …


8th Annual UCLA Mellon Conference: (Re)Mapping Global Modernities: Heterogenous Time and Space, March 7 & 8th, 2014

As a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at UCLA this year, one of my responsibilities has been to co-organize our annual conference on cultures of transnationalism. This year, I, along with my co-fellows Melissa Tandiwe Myambo, Chase Smith, Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François, and Alvin Wong, planned our conference around questions of modernity, borders, time, and space. The conference …