Anne Cong-Huyen

University of Michigan Libraries
annech (at)


Digital Scholarship Strategist, University of Michigan Library
Ann Arbor, MI, 2018 – Present

Digital Pedagogy Librarian, Hatcher Graduate Library
University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, MI, 2018

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

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


Peer Reviewed:

“Precarious Labor and Radical Care in Libraries and Digital Humanities.” Co-authored with Kush Patel. Knowledge Justice: Disrupting Library and Information Studies through Critical Race Theory. Eds. Sofia Leung and Jorge R. López-McKnight. MIT Press. (Forthcoming 2021)

Gender.” (Keyword) Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments. Modern Language Association. (Spring 2020)

Precarious Labor and the Digital Humanities.” Co-authored with Amanda Phillips, Christina Boyles, Carrie Johnston, and James McGrath. American Quarterly. American Studies Association. (Fall 2018)

Reflections on a Movement” #transformDH, Growing Up.” Co-authored with Moya Bailey, Alexis Lothian, and Amanda Phillips. Debates in Digital Humanities 2016. (2016)

Phú Mỹ Hưng and the Contradictions of the Urban Media Ecology.” The Global South. (Fall 2015)

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

Dark Mass,’ Or the Problems with Creative Crowd Labor.Journal of e-Media Studies. (2013)


“Technology.” (Keyword) Bloomsbury Handbook of Twenty-First Century Feminist Theory. (Bloomsbury, 2019)

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. (2016)


“ConceptVISTA” Research Report, Transliteracies Research Project

“World Cat Identities” Research Report, Transliteracies Research Project

Selected Presentations

“Editors and Librarians: Building Relationships to Support Digital Scholars.” (Roundtable) P2L4: University Presses and Libraries: Partners in Digital Transformation. Association of Research Librarians and Association of University Presses. July 2020.

“Teaching with Digital Media Production.” Digital Studies Institute.
University of Michigan.
October 2019.

“Wikipedia Editing for Social Justice.” Vivero Digital Scholarship Fellows Program.
College. August 2019.

“From FemTechNet to SCRAM: The Radical Potential of Hang-Based Pedagogy.”
Women and
Gender Minorities in Digital Humanities, Stanford University. May 2019.

“Unwrapping Presents/Presence: Hang-Based Pedagogy with Situated Critical Race and Media (SCRAM)”. (Roundtable)
HASTAC. University of British Columbia. Vancouver, BC. May 2019.

“Precarious Labor & Radical Care in Digital and Public Humanities.” (Roundtable)
HASTAC. University of British Columbia. Vancouver, BC. May 2019.

“Practicing Digital Pedagogy Librarianship: Building Critical and Queer Feminist Communities.” (Workshop co-led with Kush Patel)
Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium, University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ. (2018)

“Unhomely Sites: Corporate Housing and Sites of Living and Working in Silicon Valley and Dubai.”
Minor Transnationalisms 2017

“Digital Labor: Faculty-student Collaboration in Digital Pedagogy.”
HASTAC. Arizona State University, AZ. May 2016.

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

“From FemTechNet to SCRAM: The Radical Potential of Hang-Based Pedagogy.”
Women and Gender Minorities in Digital Humanities, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. May 29, 2019.

“Feminist Anti-Racist Wikipedia Edit-a-thon”
Pratt Institute, New York, NY. October 18, 2018.

“Tactical Networked Pedagogy.” Closing Plenary.
International Communications Association, San Diego, CA, May 29, 2017.

“Digital Humanities Tools Across Disciplines.”
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. April 8, 2017.

“Digital Pedagogy as Transformative Digital Humanities.”
Fresno State University, Fresno, CA. April 2016.

#transformDH Plenary, #transformDH Conference and THATCamp
University of Maryland, College Park, MD. October 2015

“Critical Digital Pedagogy and Transformative Digital Humanities Praxis.”
Making Digital Humanities, UCSD, La Jolla, CA. June 3, 2015.

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

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

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

Editorial Board, Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures (2021-Present)

ASA Liaison, Association for Computers and the Humanities (2020-Present)

Advisory Committee, American Studies Association Digital Humanities Caucus, (2019-Present)

Co-chair, Situated Critical Race and Media Collective, FemTechNet (2017-Present)

Steering Committee Member, HASTAC (2015-Present)

Co-Facilitator, FemTechNet (2015-2016)

Co-chair, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Committee, FemTechNet (2014-2016)

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

U-M Library website profile

TransformDH website

HASTAC Scholar Blog, Individual/Research Posts

Transliteracies Research Profile