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Bandana Purkayastha Receives 2016 American Sociological Association Contribution to the Field Award
The president elect for the Asia & Asian American section of the American Sociological Association, Jianbin Shiao, presented the 2016 Contribution to the Field Award to AAASI’s core faculty Bandana Purkayastha. This award recognizes professors who have worked to build the fields of Asian and/or Asian American Studies within their institutions and the discipline at large.
On hand to show their support for this prestigious honor were UConn alumni, many of them her former advisees and now current professors in the field. Also in attendance were AAASI colleague Manisha Desai and CLAS Associate Dean Davita Glasberg, both of whom are also fellow Sociology faculty at UConn.
In his remarks, Dr Shiao noted that Bandana Purkayastha’s nomination included letters of support from 23 colleagues, including many of her former advisees who now fill tenure-track faculty lines. He pointed out that Purkayastha has been recognized seven times before, for teaching and mentoring awards from her home department, the University of Connecticut, the State of Connecticut, and the ASA. And while Purkayastha is a prolific scholar, whose work appears in 11 books and over 50 peer reviewed articles
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Friday, April 27th, 2018
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Storrs CampusWilbur Cross
Last day of spring classes.
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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Storrs CampusAustin 217
The Committee on Speakers and Symposium presents a Brown Bag Talk with Professor GrÃ©gory Pierrot called, "The Black Avenger: a Western Tradition of Novelty."
GrÃ©gory Pierrot is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Connecticut at Stamford. He has recently translated the French treatise Free Jazz/Black Power by Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli (Mississippi UP: 2015), and edited a scholarly edition of Marcus Rainsfordâs An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti (Duke UP: 2013; co-edited with Paul Youngquist). His articles have been published in Studies in American Fiction, the African American Review, Criticism, and Notes and Queries. He is currently working on a monograph tentatively entitled: One in a Million: Black Avengers in Atlantic Culture.