Peer Review and Digital Scholarship

Yesterday, I gave a talk for Emory University’s Center for Faculty Development and Excellence at an event called “Scholarly Writing in the Digital Milieu.” Since my slides seemed to strike a chord when I shared them, I thought I’d post the talk itself. The talk is based on an article I wrote for a journal … Continue reading

(Ac)Counting in the Corporate University

Last week, I had the privilege of making a guest appearance over Skype in two history classes at Elizabeth City State University. There, I spoke with introductory and capstone courses about my work in the postcolonial digital humanities and the relationship between history and literature in postcolonial studies. At the request of the professors, I … Continue reading

Highlight a Woman

This month, I was honored to be featured in a Q&A for the Student Affairs Women Tech Talk “Highlight a Woman” series. The wonderful women at Student Affairs Women Tech Talk share a passion for technology, and their site serves as a forum for student affairs professionals in technology. Even though I’m not in student … Continue reading

#dhpoco @ MLA

Update, July 11: Our roundtable is scheduled for Sunday, January 12, 2014, from 8:30-9:45am. We have also been included in the presidential theme: Vulnerable Times. Update, May 31: This roundtable has been accepted for inclusion at the 2014 MLA Convention in Chicago, which takes place January 9-12, 2014. Postcolonial Digital Humanities has proposed a roundtable … Continue reading

Where Have All the DH Jobs Gone?

The ominous Friday the 13th was the day all academic job seekers in MLA fields await with nervous anticipation: the annual opening of the Job Information List (JIL), a repository of job ads updated weekly for another, ever-lengthening, season of job searches. A quick search of Twitter keywords “JIL” and “MLAJIL” indicates unsurprising dissatisfaction for … Continue reading

Remarks from Emory’s Rally Against Racism

Several affiliated groups at Emory, including the Black Student Alliance, NAACP, and Change@Emory, asked me to speak at the February 27th Rally Against Racism. This is what I had to say. I am here to reflect on President Wagner’s remarks in his Emory Magazine column and its relationship to structural issues and culture on campus. … Continue reading

On the Nature of Gaffes

Gaffe, n. an unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder (Google) For the past 24 hours, members of the Emory community and academics on Twitter have been lighting up social media with outrage and critical conversations about remarks made by Emory University’s president in a column called “As American as … … Continue reading

Digital Humanities: Egalitarian or the New Elite?

Over the past few months, I have had the chance to collaborate with a number of insightful scholars around issues of social media and public scholarship. One of the fruits of such collaborations is a panel proposal for the Digital Humanities 2013 conference in Lincoln, Nebraska next summer. While we’re still waiting to hear about … Continue reading

Job Search 2.0: Breaking the Silence

When I first began working, in the summer of 1995, I remember being inculcated with the codes of capitalist labor. The less said about interviews the better, I was told by a parent. Never, my sister instructed, was I to discuss how much I earned with anyone. Erring on the side of good will among … Continue reading