Tag: graduate school


#mla13 “Thinking Through Race” Presentation

Apologies for the delay, but below is the full transcript of my presentation “Thinking Through Race (Gender, Class, Nation) in the Digital Humanities,” as part of the “Representing Race: Silence in the Digital Humanities panel,” organized and chaired by Adeline Koh. This is the presentation as I wrote it, which naturally differs bit from how …


Media Places 2012: Infrastructure | Space | Media

This December I’ll be visiting the HUMnab at the Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden for a symposium entitled “Media Places : Infrastructure | Space | Media.” The list of keynote speakers, panelists, discussants, and participants is incredibly exciting (and intimidating!), and I’m thrilled to have been included with such a stellar line-up of amazing scholars.


Prospectus down (almost); exam and then dissertation to go!

(Two posts in two days. This is a record for me!) After about a year and a half of writing and revising I have finally submitted my prospectus for my dissertation to our department’s graduate committee for review. If all goes well I will take my second exam and advance to candidacy in mid-March. *fingers …

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 …