A little over a year ago, I spent my spring break in a northern Swedish town called Umeå. Complete strangers had invited me to give a talk at a workshop on digital gender. A little awkward but why not, right? My fantastic hosts at the University of Umeå’s digital humanities center, Humlab, were kind enough to book my flights so I could spend a few days in Stockholm with my sister, who flew over from London to see me. After a great weekend being terrible American tourists whose knowledge of Sweden was limited to vikings, Ikea, and the Swedish Chef (bork bork bork!), I caught a flight to Umeå, a charming town 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Continue reading Toxic Femininity 4.0
At HASTAC 2015, I’ll be moderating this exciting roundtable of lightning talks that my fellow panelists and I put together. We’ll be talking about post/anti/decolonial and indigenous approaches to digital humanities.
Continue reading _____ DH: Affordances and Limits of Post/Anti/Decolonial and Indigenous Digital Humanities
On Thursday, February 19th, 2015, I’m visiting Five College Digital Humanities (5CollDH) in Amherst, Massachusetts to take part in their Digital Humanities Speaker Series. 5CollDH is a consortium for digital humanities at Amherst College, UMass-Amherst, Hampshire College, Smith College, and Mt. Holyoke College. Here’s a brief description of my talk, drawn from my current book project, Postcolonial Digital Humanities, which is under contact with Northwestern University Press. Specifically, my remarks are based on my first chapter, which considers theoretical connections between postcolonial theory and digital humanities, and the second chapter, which looks at key concepts in the postcolonial digital humanities.
Continue reading Is a Critical Digital Humanities Possible? Lessons from Postcolonial Digital Humanities
My colleague Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli and I are organizing a seminar at the 2014 ACLA Annual Meeting in New York (March 20-23, 2014). Please circulate our call to anyone who may be interested in joining us for a robust conversation at the intersections of postcolonial and queer theory.
Continue reading CFP: Queered by Capital: Rethinking Globalization and Temporality
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 the status of our panel for that particular conference, we hope it will find voice sooner rather than later. Continue reading Digital Humanities: Egalitarian or the New Elite?