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Forum 1


Mai-Linh Hong, Assistant Professor of English, Bucknell University and Co-Chair, Circle for Asian American Literary Studies

Audrey Wu Clark, Associate Professor of English, United States Naval Academy


In this forum, we will discuss vulnerabilities and challenges of AAS scholars working outside AAS programs and/or R1/R2 settings. We invite the EoC community to imagine with us innovative, adaptable, and inclusive structures of care and support beyond “the program” (AAS, Ethnic Studies, or otherwise), using the idiom of shelter to guide us. “Solo” scholars often experience geographic and cultural isolation, hostile work environments (especially if they are “the first” person of a particular identity), harassment and bullying, disproportionate service loads, denial of institutional biases, and other forms of abuse and exploitation. Recognizing that women and gender-nonconforming junior scholars of color are particularly at risk of isolation and abuse in academia, including racialized sexual harassment, we approach this topic from an intersectional feminist perspective. This panel offers tools for recognizing harassment, bullying, and abuse at individual and institutional levels and possible avenues toward management of these problems.



  • Inspired by Christina Sharpe’s idea of care as “shared risk,” we ask Summit attendees to consider: What would it look like for external or program-based institutions (such as existing AAS programs and AAAS/EoC) to bring marginalized or structurally vulnerable members to the center of their agendas?


  • How might we redistribute risk and resources to more fully care for all in our communities? What structures of community-based support and mentorship can we adapt in resource-constrained settings?


  • How do we create more non-hierarchical spaces in which marginalized scholars can not only survive, but thrive? What possible models could we follow for such support?

Basketball in Asia- Event Recap

The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute Presents

Basketball in Asia: History, Trends, and Careers.

A panel presentation and discussion with a player, recruiter, journalist, and scholar. Connecticut is basketball country. The state is home to amazing basketball talent. From the WNBA Sun team to the home of ESPN, the center of sports journalism, and our very own legendary UConn women’s and men’s basketball programs. Although many U.S. basketball players place their athletic aspirations in the NBA and WNBA, professional basketball in Asia is a growing market and competitive career option. While Connecticut is home to basketball legends, the state has also had a long tie to the Asian Pacific including sports culture. The AAASI minor degree programs in Asian Studies and Asian American Studies offer unmatched training in the history, culture, and politics of the largest region of the globe and the fastest growing U.S. immigrant population. By watching this video of our event which took place on September 23rd, students and faculty alike will learn about basketball in different Asian countries and the advantages of minoring in an AAASI degree program.


To watch the recorded event, click here.