Georgetown Bound

I’ve been sitting on this for a bit now, but I’m both humbled and excited to announce that I’ll be joining the Department of English at Georgetown University this fall.   The job market is a terrible, dehumanizing experience for most, and I’ve had conflicted feelings about so much: about “success,” about leaving California, about… Read More Georgetown Bound

Gaming Race: Seeking Justice Beyond Representation

I’m pleased to announce an upcoming panel at SCMS 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. I organized this with Kim Bain (Princeton) and Alexandrina Agloro (Worcester Polytechnic), with Kishonna Gray (Eastern Kentucky) responding to our papers. We are hoping to provoke further conversation about racial justice in video games that goes beyond discourses of diversity and inclusion… Read More Gaming Race: Seeking Justice Beyond Representation

Digital Humanities Futures: #transformDH, #2015ASA, #QGCon, Pt. 2

The yacking at THATCamp #transformDH, however, was centered around hacking the technologies of academia: institutional hierarchies, funding applications, underequipped classrooms, peer review, and more. These might not immediately be recognizable as “technologies” in the THATCamp sense, but the skills necessary to master them are elusive, particularly for the underrepresented groups of people who are drawn to the #transformDH community. These sessions more than “mere” conversations about how the structures of academia frustrate social justice work in academia: they are training and strategy sessions for how to use the resources available to us to do the work that is necessary for meaningful transformation.… Read More Digital Humanities Futures: #transformDH, #2015ASA, #QGCon, Pt. 2