Georgetown Bound

A picture of Healy Hall at Georgetown University, a large, neo-Medieval structure made of dark bricks, with arched windows and a clock tower. In front of the building is a statue of Bishop John Carroll, founder of the university.

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 …

#FemTechNet Ethnic Studies Committee: Recommended Panels for #2014ASA

#2014ASA is almost upon us, and I'm incredibly excited by the breadth of scholarship ahead of us this weekend. I've been tasked with pulling together a set of recommended panels for the FemTechNet Ethnic Studies Committee. This is coming a bit late, but see the schedule below. Hope to see you all in Los Angeles …

Conference Update: #caDH, GDC, HASTAC, ASA

It's been another busy conference season this year, facilitated by the time and funding of the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, the UCSB Department of English Graduate Student Travel Grant, the Virginia Commonwealth University MATX Program, and the International Game Developers Association. I hope to write up a proper review of the VCU Critical Approaches to …

Gaming the System: Things I Learned by Asking Lit Majors to Design Their Own Digital Games

I'm breaking my summer blogging hiatus by reflecting on the class I taught during Spring quarter. It was mentally and emotionally overwhelming in a lot of ways and has taken some time to process, but I'd like to present the more organized thoughts I've had about the class here. UCSB's Department of English has given …