Tag: media


#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 …


Updated: Upcoming Talks

Just a quick update to mention a public talk I’ll be giving at Macalester University in St. Paul. MN for their International Studies Department. Details: Date: Thursday, Feb. 7th Time: 4:30pm Location: Harmon Room (Library) Description: Stay in L.A.: Precarious Duration for Temporary Workers in Los Angeles The global city of Los Angeles has long been …


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.



I am quite happy to announce the (slightly belated) launch of my online archive, GlobalTemp. GlobalTemp will serve as the online supplement to my dissertation on temporariness in global cities–namely Dubai, Los Angeles, and Ho Chi Minh City. I’ve been collecting material for my dissertation project for a few years now, and keep coming across even …


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 …

UCSB, Uncategorized

LCM Research Slam!

I’m WAY behind on my posts, and have a backlog of important things I’ve been meaning to write about, but one thing I MUST advertise now is the annual Literature.Culture.Media Center Research Slam. It’ll be held tomorrow at UCSB, in the English Department. It was also advertised on the Digital Humanities SoCal Blog, and we’ll …

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 …