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2024 AAAS Annual Conference: Asian American Studies in the 2020s

April 25 - April 27

Asian American Studies in the 2020s: Disciplinary, Ethnic, Diasporic Identities

There are myriad examples of marginalization and decentering, but to elaborate on two, social scientists from underrepresented fields – namely, psychology, political science – were heavily involved in the formation of the association, Amerasia Journal, and Asian American Studies more generally, and yet those fields (as well as anthropology, communications, economics, sociology, etc) have not been centered – discretely or interdisciplinarily. Without claiming that these underrepresented social sciences are unproblematic, still, how might they and their methods help us shift our scholarly, pedagogical, and public-facing work as well as the broader discipline? Similarly, how might a more focused and intensive treatment of South Asian American Studies, placing South Asian Americans and South Asian nations at the center of our (inter)disciplinary inquiries, shift our understanding of the raced and gendered global economic order, of transnationality and diaspora, of the post 9/11-COVID era, of Asian American Studies?

We invite Asian American Studies practitioners, scholars, teachers, artists, activists and beyond to engage broadly with questions of inclusion/exclusion, examining a series of topics including, but not limited to:

Rethinking 1968 and the Rise of “Asian American”

Asian American Studies Then and Now

On Presentism and Futuricity

The Historical Imagination

The Social Scientific Imagination & Methodology

Disciplines: Multi-, Inter-, and Trans-disciplinarity

The Model Minority and its Discontents

The Racialized “Foreigner”: The Terrorist, the Temptress, the Virus, the Competition, the Empire

The Racialization of 9/11 and Covid: Comparisons

Caste and Asian America

Meditations on the Atlanta and Sikh American Massacres

Ranking Oppressions or Contextualizing/Interrelating Oppressions

How the Global & Transnational relate to Asian “America”

Centering/Interrelating: South Asian/American Studies, Pacific Islander/Oceanic Studies, Southeast Asian/American Studies

On Critical Mental Health Studies, Disability Studies, Environmental Studies, Queer Studies

Nadia Kim, Program Co-Chair

Sameer Pandya, Program Co-Chair

Please note that ticket prices will double on March 1, 2024 at 12 pm PST

Registration is nonrefundable as per our policy.


April 25
April 27
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