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Welcome Anne Cong-Huyen as our new Digital Scholar!

July 7th, 2014 by John Jackson

20140426_131420We are delighted to announce that Dr. Anne Cong-Huyen has joined Whittier College as the Digital Scholar for the newly-formed Digital Liberal Arts center. Anne brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her position. Most recently, she was the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities and Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has a PhD in English from UC Santa Barbara and her research interests include literature and media of migration and labor, Asian American studies, globalization and neoliberalism, postcolonial studies, and transnationalism. As the Digital Scholar for Whittier College’s Digital Liberal Arts Center, Dr. Cong-Huyen will work closely with faculty to foster digital scholarship projects tied to the curriculum and research, explore emerging technologies and their pedagogical implications, and lead workshops for faculty and staff on issues pertaining to the development and use of innovative technologies and digital scholarly resources.

Dr. Cong-Huyen says she is excited to be at Whittier College. She hopes to find ways to link Asian American and Latin American students to conversations about American ethnic studies at the national level. This September, she will represent Whittier College at the regional meeting of the Association of Asian American Studies. She has taught courses on Ethnic Los Angeles, Asian Migration and Global Cities, and Asian-American Popular Culture, and she is currently working on a monograph entitled, Global Temp: The Culture of Temporariness in Global Cities.

Laurel Crump, director of Wardman Library, is thrilled to have Anne join us in the library. “Anne brings a high level of enthusiasm and creative energy to our new Digital Liberal Arts Center. I am very much looking forward to working with her ideas and plans for the new digital collaborative workspace in the Library.  She is a great addition to Whittier College!”

To learn more about Dr. Cong-Huyen, visit her website and follow her on Twitter at @DigLibArts. Please join us in welcoming Anne to Whittier College!

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