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Asian American Studies Research Collective

Asian American Studies
Research Collective

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Asian Diasporas:
Experiences, Histories and Memories

The Asian American Studies Research Collective (AASRC) is an interdisciplinary group of graduate students who engage with the cultural, social, historical and political manifestations of Asian America.
This year we are focusing on Asian American disaporas by hosting reading groups and microseminars with UW faculty and visiting scholars whose research interests expand the discipline of Asian American Studies. Our main goal is to generate an understanding of the field’s margins and limits through a more comparative, transnational, and intersectional focus.
For the fall quarter, we will focus on questions of race, empire and labor migration among the Filipino disapora. Our first discussion will investigate general questions about political economy, alternatives to capitalism and neoliberalization which sets the theoritical foundation for our two microseminars with Filipino migration scholars, the first with the sociologist Robyn Rodriguez (Rutgers) and the second with historian Vicente Rafael (UW).
To RSVP for the discussion groups and micro-seminars, email ManChui Leung,

2011-2012 Events

  • Reading groups
  • Microseminars with UW faculty
  • A one-day spring symposium for students, community members and faculty

Organizers and Collaborators

Critical Asian American Studies Symposium

Movements and Everyday Practices

Symposium Program
Saturday, May 19, 2012
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Communications 126