On behalf of the newly renamed Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, I want to welcome you to our site and program.
As evidenced by our faculty profiles, the Institute’s purview has dramatically shifted over the past academic year (2013-2014). And as the name change indicates, we have expanded our sights (and sites) to include multiple regions within Asia (particularly with regard to China, India, and Southeast Asia).
We have likewise extended our vistas to include hemispheric migrations (to Latin American, the United States, and Canada) and oceanic imaginaries (inclusive of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans). Such national reorientations and global reconfigurations -- which involve serious interdisciplinary considerations of borderlands and homelands, transnational evaluations of civil rights and human rights, and multifaceted analyses of movement and diaspora – operate at the forefront of the Institute’s current course offerings and faculty research.