Graduate Student Profile

Viola Lasmana

Status: ABD

Contact Information



  • CERT Foothill College, 06/2002
  • B.A. English, University of San Francisco, 05/2004
  • M.A. English, San Francisco State University, 08/2010

Employment History

  • Assistant Lecturer, The Writing Program, University of Southern California, 2012-2013
  • Assistant Lecturer, The Writing Program, University of Southern California, 2013 - 2014
  • Teaching Assistant, East Asian Languages & Cultures, University of Southern California, 2015


Research Keywords

  • American literature, Southeast Asian American studies, feminist media, digital humanities, archives, pedagogies.

Conference Presentations

  • "Where the Outside Always Begins." Society for Cinema & Media Studies, Montreal, Canada , 3/2015
  • "Remixing Spaces in the Contrapuntal." CAMRA Screening Scholarship Media Festival, Philadelphia, PA, 3/2015
  • “Remixing Archives of Injustice and Genocide.” Shoah Foundation Institute International Conference: Memory, Media, and Technology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 11/2014
  • “The Politics of Archiving: A Roundtable.” With Virginia Kuhn, Alexandrina Agloro, and Michael Simeone. HASTAC Conference, Lima, Peru, 4/2014
  • “Refracted Perspectives: Bridging Asian American and Asian Studies Through Interdisciplinary Scholarship: A Roundtable.” Moderated by Mariam B. Lam. With Michelle Chihara, Anne Cong-Huyen, Margaret Rhee, and Sharon Tang-Quan. Association of Asian American Studies (AAAS) Conference, San Francisco, CA, 4/2014
  • "Digital Pedagogy: Dialectical and Analogical Praxis.” HASTAC Conference, Toronto, Canada , 4/2013
  • “Building an Academic Community for the Digital Age.” HASTAC Conference, Toronto, Canada, 4/2013
  • “Knowledge, Democracy, and the Aesthetics of New Media.” Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris, 7/2012
  • "Hacking the Classroom: A Roundtable of Lightning Talks." Computers and Writing Conference, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC , 5/2012
  • “The Weight of Memory: Li-Young Lee’s Poetry and the Materiality of Language.” Humanities Education and Research Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, 3/2011
  • “Making Public, and Being Made Public: Dilemmas of Social Media In/Out of the University Classroom.” Co-presented with David Malinowski. The Future of the Forum: Internet Communities and the Public Interest Symposium, The Berkeley Center for New Media, UC Berkeley, CA, 12/2009

Other Presentations

  • "Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities (Participant) ", Summer Institute, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, BC, 08/04/2012-08/08/2012  
  • "Text-Encoding Fundamentals and Their Application (Participant)", Summer Institute, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, BC, 06/07/2010-06/11/2010  


  • Book Review
    Lasmana, V. (2009). Review of Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination, by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum. Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies. Link to article
    Journal Article
    Lasmana, V. (2010). A Time of Opening: Literary Practices in the Age of New Media and Digital Textuality. Interdisciplinary Humanities: Publication of the Humanities Education and Research Association. Vol. 27:1
    Magazine/Trade Publication
    Lasmana, V. Srikandi's Shadow Warriors: An Interview with Laura Coppens and Stea Lim. make/shift: feminisms in motion. Vol. 13, Spring/Summer 2013
    Sayers, J., Kuhn, V., Hocks, M., Knight, A., Losh, E., Brown, J., Yergeau, M., Lasmana, V. (2014). Hacking the Classroom: Eight Perspectives. Computers and Composition Online.



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