Welcome to the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute website. My name is Jason Oliver Chang, I’m Associate Professor of History and Asian American studies and I’m also beginning my first year as director of this academic unit.
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FOCUS ON FACULTY & INSTITUTE INITIATIVES
An interview conducted by Jason O. Chang, Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, with LJ Karam, an undergraduate at the University of Connecticut majoring in Economics and minoring in Asian American Studies.
Read the interview here.
- Director’s MessageWelcome to the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute website. My name is Jason Oliver Chang, I’m Associate Professor of History and Asian American studies and I’m also beginning my first year as director of this academic unit. We have an exciting slate of events this year that highlight our transnational and diaspora focus. Our […]Posted on October 10, 2018
- U.S. Marine’s Son Wins Okinawa Election – Alexis Dudden FeaturedBy Motoko Rich Sept. 30, 2018 TOKYO — Denny Tamaki, the son of a Japanese mother and a United States Marine, became the first mixed-race governor in Japan on Sunday after winning a close election in Okinawa, a southern archipelago heavily populated by American military installations. His victory poses a setback to plans by the […]Posted on October 2, 2018
- Queering Inter-Asian LinkagesProfessor Debanuj DasGupta wins prestigious Social Science Research Council Fellowship in TransRegional Studies: Inter-Asian Linkages & Connections. This research focuses on the changing regulations related to LGBT communities across South & SE Asia. Read more about the Fellowship here. DasGupta is an Assistant Professor of Geography and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University […]Posted on October 2, 2018
- Student Spotlight: Life as an Asian American Studies MinorAn interview conducted by Jason O. Chang, Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, with LJ Karam, an undergraduate at the University of Connecticut majoring in Economics and minoring in Asian American Studies. Chang: Tell us a little about yourself and what you do at UConn. Karam: My name is LJ Karam, and I’m […]Posted on September 25, 2018
- Chino: The History of Chinese Migrants in MexicoJason Chang is the author of Chino: Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico. In this segment, he sits down with host Maria Hinojosa to discuss the history of Chinese migration to Mexico, first in the 1800s and then again in the 1900s. Together, they unpack the parallels between the anti-Chinese rhetoric used in Mexico during that time […]Posted on September 25, 2018
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs CampusHumanities Institute Seminar Room, Babbidge Library 4th Floor
For more information, please visit https://humanities.uconn.edu/2018-19fellows/.
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Friday, February 15th, 2019
12:20 PM - 01:15 PM
Storrs CampusAUST 445
Department of Geography
This presentation examines how popular and governmental responses to extreme air pollution levels in Delhi-which the WHO declared the most air-polluted city in the world in 2014-draw from spatial logics, aesthetic orientations, and scientific protocols with roots in colonial rule. Using three case atmospheres-the Indian lung, the hill station, and the air-purified home-it argues that a geographical imaginary institutionalized in colonial urban planning has led spatial practices of sequestration to supersede post-colonial investment in pollution abatement. By focusing on the infrastructures through which urban air pollution is rendered a tropical norm, it argues that until the colonial ontology of sequestration is broken down, investment in prosthetic technologies of seclusion will detract from structural efforts to produce air otherwise. It concludes with reflections on how we might conceptualize a postcolonial Anthropocene.
Saturday, March 30th, 2019
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Storrs CampusJorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets available at the Jorgensen Box Office - call 860-486-4226 or on-line at http://jorgensen.uconn.edu
Tickets at prior sales are $12 for Students, $15 Others and $10 children under 10. ALL tickets at the door on 3/30/19 will be $20.
Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Storrs CampusSU Theatre
Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and a recognized voice for undocumented citizens and immigrants.
He is the author of "Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen" and copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Co-sponsors of this event are Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Rainbow Center, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Asian & Asian American Studies Institute, Dept. of Journalism, El Instituto, Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center and the Residence Hall Association.
This event is free and open to the public. If accommodations are required, please contact AsACC at 860-486-0830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.