Cyberculture, anonymity, hacktivism, comics and animation, game studies.
1. Attaining the ninth square: Cybertextuality, gamification, and institutional memory on 4chan. Enculturation, 14. Web.
2. White van fear. Black Tiger White Van [unpublished MS]. Black Clock, 16. Web. [In press.]
3. “Never give ’em what they expect”: The Joker ethos as paradigmatic of lulz on 4chan’s /b/. In R. Peaslee & R. Weiner (Eds.), The Joker: Critical Essays on the Clown Prince of Crime. Columbus: Ohio State University Press. [In press.]
4. “‘Later, Buddy’: The Politics of Loss and Trauma Representation in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.” Forum for World Literature Studies: Graphic Engagement Special Issue 3.1 (2011). Print.
5. “‘Interplay Amidst the Strangeness and the Charm’: Under-language and the Attenuation of Meaning in the Film Adaptation of Watchmen.” ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies 6.1 (2011). Web.
6. “Impact of the December 2004 Tsunami on Education in Sri Lanka” (co-authored abstract). American Association of Physics Teachers Announcer 35.2 (2005). Print.
CONFERENCES AND READINGS
1. “We do it for the lulz”: Graffiti as a metaphor for digital defacement. Critical Information Conference. School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. 2 Dec 2012.
2. “Meanwhile, in an entirely different thread”: Reading 4chan as cybertext. Computers & Writing 2012: Architexture. University of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC. 17-20 May 2012.
3. For the lulz?: Bigotry in moral panic discourse on 4chan’s Random - /b/. Popular Culture Association. Copley Marriott Hotel, Boston, MA. 11-14 Apr 2012. Panel chair.
4. “I think writing is a pretty cool guy. eh makes meaning and doesn’t afraid of anything”: Grammatical Memes and Linguistic Practice on 4chan” (author). Computers & Writing: Writing in Motion. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 21 May 2011.
5. “We Are Sri Lankan Civilians Plz Save Our Life”: Photography and the Spectacle of Sri Lanka’s Civil War” (co-author). New Narrative IV: Image and Spectacle. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 4 May 2011.
6. “I Don’t Know How to End This” (author). Yoni Ki Baat: South Asian Vagina Monologues. Navy Memorial Burke Theater, Washington, D.C. 30 Oct. 2010. Performance.
7. “‘Later, Buddy’: The Politics of Loss and Trauma Representation in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann” (author). Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. 4 Sep. 2010.
8. “Vowvaal” (author). “Every Comic is Asian American” panel, Asian-American Comic Convention. The Museum of Chinese in America, New York, NY. 11 Jul. 2009. Invited to read a piece reimagining Batman as Sri Lankan-American and serve as a panelist.