English 238 (F 2020) – Student Research Blogs & Starter Kits

Student Research Blogs & Starter Kits for English 238 (F 2020): Critical Infrastructure Studies


As one of the assignments for English 238, “Critical Infrastructure Studies,” graduate students in the course had the option to write a short series of research blog posts. Posts from those who chose this option are linked below. (Other students chose to write essays, which are not posted online.) In addition, all students created “starter kits” (links provided below) of readings, exhibits, and other materials for thinking about infrastructure in relation to a particular field or topic.

Jahan Ahmed (Global Studies Dept., UC Santa Barbara)

  • TBD


Aisha Anwar (English Dept., UC Santa Barbara)

  • TBD



Carmen Chan (Communication Dept., UC Santa Barbara)



Surojit Kayal (English Dept., UC Santa Barbara)









Maile Young (English Dept., UC Santa Barbara)

  • Avisual Infrastructure: A Case Study of the Hanford Site (A Starter Kit) [Link TBD]