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SOLIDARITY & RESISTANCE:

SOLIDARITY
TOWARD ASIAN AMERICAN COMMITMENT TO FIERCE ALLIANCES

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RESISTANCE:
TOWARD ASIAN AMERICAN
COMMITMENT
TO FIERCE ALLIANCES
Association for Asian American Studies
Annual Conference

March 29-31,

2018 San Francisco, California


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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Conference at a Glance.............................................................................4
AAAS Board Members...............................................................................8
Association for Asian American Studies.....................................................
Mission, Activities, & Membership...............................................9
Welcome from the President...................................................................10
Program Committee Welcome Message.................................................13
Site Committee Welcome Message........................................................15
Conference Committees..........................................................................16
Honors & Awards.....................................................................................18
Section Meetings.....................................................................................26
Junior Faculty Workshop.........................................................................27
AAAS Welcome & Celebration of New Books Reception.......................28
Plenary Sessions.....................................................................................32
Presidential Sessions...............................................................................42
Meet a Professor......................................................................................45
Mentorship Panels...................................................................................46
2018 Exhibitors........................................................................................51
Tours........................................................................................................52
2019 Call for Papers................................................................................56
Conference Schedule..................................................................................
Wednesday.................................................................................58
Thursday.....................................................................................60
Friday..........................................................................................96
Saturday....................................................................................128
Sponsors & Donors................................................................................156
Index......................................................................................................158
Advertisements......................................................................................170
Program Designed by:
Justin Gonzalez
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CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE


Wednesday, March 28 Friday, March 30
9:00am-5:30pm Junior Faculty Workshop 7:00am-5:00pm Registration
3:00pm-5:00pm Registration 8:00am-9:30am Sessions F1 - F16
8:30am-5:00pm Exhibitors

Thursday, March 29 9:45am-11:15am Sessions F17 - F30

7:00am-5:00pm Registration 11:30am-1:00pm Sessions P4 & F32

7:00am-5:00pm Exhibitors 12:00pm-1:00pm Session F31 &

8:00am-9:30am Sessions T1 - T14 Section Meetings SC4 - SC12

8:30am-5:00pm Exhibitors 1:15pn-2:45pm Sessions P5, P6, F33 - F45

10:00am-11:30am Sessions T15 - T31 3:00pm-4:30pm Sessions F46 - F60

11:45am-12:45pm Section Meetings SC1 - SC3 4:45pm-6:15pm Sessions F61 - F74

1:00pm-2:30pm Sessions T32 - T48 6:30pm-8:00pm Awards Reception

2:45am-4:15pm Session P1 & T49 - T63


4:30pm-6:00pm Session P2, T79, T64 - T78
6:00pm-7:30pm Session P3
7:15pm-8:30pm AAAS Welcome &
Celebration of New Books Reception

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CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE
Saturday, March 31
8:00am-11:00am Registration
8:00am-9:30am Sessions S1 - S16
8:30am-12:00pm Exhibitors
9:45am-11:15am Sessions S17 - S31
11:30am-12:30pm Section Meetings SC13 - SC15
Sessions S24 - S29
11:30am-1:00pm Session P8, P9, S32 - S35
Section Meeting SC16
12:00pm-1:00pm Section Meetings SC17 - SC19
1:15pm-2:45pm Sessions P10, P11, S36 - S48
3:00pm-4:30pm Sessions S57, S49 - S56
4:30pm-6:00pm International Scholars Reception

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AAAS BOARD MEMBERS 2017-2018 ASSOCIATION FOR ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES


MISSION
Founded in 1979, the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS)
has emerged as a primary research and teaching hub for Asian American
Studies, an interdisciplinary field born out of the 1960s movements for
racial justice and student activism. Invested in advancing the highest
professional standards of research, teaching, and service in the field
of Asian American Studies, the AAAS is committed to sponsoring
Cathy Schlund-Vials Theodore S. Gonzalves
University of Connecticut, Storrs conferences, symposia, special projects, and events, which engage
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
President 2016-2018 President-Elect 2017-2018 the association’s priorities with regard to scholarship, mentorship, and
pedagogy. Equally important is the degree to which the association’s
various objectives – specifically as they intersect with advocating and
representing the interests and welfare of Asian American Studies and
Asian Americans – reflect multiple communities and varied identities.

Robyn Magalit Rodriguez Stanley Thangraj ACTIVITIES


University of California, Davis The City College of New York (CUNY) Since 1980, the AAAS has sponsored an annual national conference,
Northern California 2017-2020 Mid-Atlantic 2017-2020
which remains the central academic venue for Asian American Studies
as a dynamic interdisciplinary field. The AAAS publishes an esteemed
peer-reviewed journal (the Journal of Asian American Studies); sponsors
convenings for directors and chairs of Asian American studies programs
and departments; hosts workshops for junior faculty; stages “drop-in” job
market clinics for graduate students; recognizes cutting-edge research
Christine Yano Sue Kim via its book awards; celebrates the work of field founders and community
University of Hawaii at Mānoa University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Pacific Northwest, Hawai’i, and Pacific New England/East & Central Canada organizers; and serves as an information/advocacy resource on matters
Islands, & Western Canada 2017-2020 2016-2019 concerning Asian Americans and Asian American Studies.

MEMBERSHIP
Comprised of researchers, teachers, and students, the membership for
the AAAS reflects the disciplinary diversity of the field and its practitioners.
The membership also includes those in the private and public sectors,
Anna Guevarra James Kyung-Jin Lee activists, artists, writers, journalists, archivists and librarians, policy
University of Illinois, Chicago University of California, Irvine makers, and community organizers. Membership in the AAAS is based on
Midwest 2016-2019 Southern California 2017-2020
a calendar year (January 1 – December 31). A member in good standing
is one whose paid membership is current in the calendar year. Those
in good standing will receive AAAS email announcements, reduced
conference registration rates, the Journal of Asian American Studies,
voting and advocacy privileges, and access to special programs.
Laura Kina Leland Tabares
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WELCOME
FROM THE PRESIDENT
On behalf of the AAAS board, I welcome you to the 2018 Association It is more than fitting that we find ourselves in San Francisco, and it is
for Asian American Studies conference. As in years past, the AAAS quite appropriate that this year’s theme is “Solidarity and Resistance:
endeavors to be a welcoming and inclusive environment for scholars, Toward Asian American Commitment to Fierce Alliances.” Program co-
activists, artists, writers, community leaders, policy makers, archivists chairs Rajini Srikanth and Andrea Louie (working closely with members
and librarians. And, we as an association remain absolutely committed of the 2018 AAAS program committee) have expertly curated this year’s
to providing opportunities for open intellectual exchanges, facilitating conference, which features a diverse array of plenaries, panels, and
supportive networks, and engendering productive collaborations. sessions that make visible the multiple types of “fierce alliances” and
pay deliberative homage to the activists who bravely pushed for the
We are certainly living and working in hard times. However, it is precisely institutionalization of Asian American Studies in higher education. Tina
in the face of incredible struggle and inconceivable strife that our “beloved Chen, along with those on the 2018 AAAS site committee, have created
community” has come together. Fifty years ago, student activists and a robust and relevant program of connected and connective events. As
faculty protestors brought Ethnic Studies and Asian American Studies in previous iterations, this year’s conference builds on the association’s
“into being.” In the face of racialized conflict and imperialist imaginary, San mission and vision statement, which accentuates the ways in which Asian
Francisco State College strikers envisioned spaces shaped not by rights American Studies – as an interdisciplinary field born out of the 1960s
violation but rights activism. Those individuals accessed a hopefulness movements for racial justice and student activism – remains committed to
that flew in the face of prevailing pessimism. And, notwithstanding racist advocating and representing the coalitional interests and welfare of Asian
declaration and systemic dismissal, they were unified in the belief that American Studies and Asian Americans.
their identities, experiences, and communities mattered.
This has, admittedly, been a difficult year for the AAAS. To briefly recap,
The capacity to see a different future animated the AAAS Board’s decision we originally planned to have our conference in Nashville, TN. However,
to create a new position for contingent faculty, who – despite profound because of anti-LGBT state politics, the AAAS board unanimously decided
precarity – are often at the pedagogical and activist forefront of Asian to move the annual conference. This decision was the right one given that
American Studies program building and program planning. It is with great the AAAS is dedicated to social justice, civil rights, and human rights.
enthusiasm I welcome Mimi Khúc, who was elected by the membership However, as with most right-minded actions, this came at considerable
to be the board’s first contingent faculty representative. Joining her as a cost and we faced a dramatic, daunting shortfall. Incontrovertibly, it is
newly elected board member is Elaine Andres, who will be serving as the precisely because of you – the association’s “beloved community” – that
graduate student representative. She will be replacing Leland Tabares, we were able to survive and thrive. You gave generously; you supported
who has been a true asset in the position. In addition to these board us unconditionally; and you reminded me why being connected to the
members, I want to personally thank the current AAAS board: Sue Kim, association – and serving as its president – was an honor, privilege, and
James Kyung-Jin Lee, Shilpa Davé, Christine Yano, Anna Guevarra, joy.
Stanley Thangaraj, Robyn Rodriguez, and Laura Kina. Without their
individual and collective willingness to donate their time, expertise, and
labor, we simply could not exist as a viable organization. At the close
of this year’s conference, Theodore Gonzalves will become the official
AAAS president; it has been a wonderful experience working with and With much respect, appreciation, and admiration,
alongside him. Last, but never least, the AAAS staff – Anna Gonzalez, Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, AAAS President
Tamara Ko, and Jennifer DeLuna – have worked tirelessly behind the
scenes and in front of computer screens to ensure that this conference
“goes on” and that our association “moves on.”
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AAAS PRESIDENTS WELCOME


FROM THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Douglas W. Lee 1979-1980
Sucheng Chan 1981-1983 Welcome to San Francisco! At this conference, let’s collectively take pride
Don T. Nakanishi 1983-1985 in and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Asian American and Third
World Liberation Front movements that took place in 1968 at San Francisco
Gary Y. Okihiro 1985-1987
State College and U.C. Berkeley. The fiftieth anniversary is significant not
Shirley Hune 1987-1989 only because it marks the founding of Asian American and Ethnic Studies
Franklin Odo 1989-1991 programs, but because the multiracial and multiethnic solidarities, fierce
Elaine H. Kim 1991-1993 alliances, and commitment to social change that these early activists
Kenyon S. Chan 1993-1995 represented remain relevant today. Though Asian American Studies and other
Gail M. Nomura 1995-1997 ethnic studies programs have become institutionalized and vibrant academic
Yen Le Espiritu 1997-1998 disciplines, many scholars and educators who work in these areas maintain
a vigilant eye on established systems and commit to an interrogative and
Stephen H. Sumida 1999-2000 radical approach to institutional structures that marginalize groups of people
Hien Duc Do 2000-2002 and foster inequities and injustice. Our task in this conference is to recall and
Dana Y. Takagi 2002-2004 reflect upon our responsibility within Asian American Studies to immigrant
Franklin Ng 2004-2006 and refugee rights, LBGTQ rights, racial and economic justice, resisting the
Rajini Srikanth 2006-2008 surveillance and prison state, and addressing legacies of deprivation and
Rick Bonus 2008-2010 disenfranchisement. Let us come together to reiterate our commitment to
the critique and dismantling of oppressive structures and to pledge that we
Josephine Lee 2010-2012
will reject compliant citizenship and opt, instead, for an active and robust
Mary Yu Danico 2012-2014 mobilization of communities that demand the state to fulfill its obligations.
Linda Trinh Võ 2014-2016
Cathy Schlund-Vials 2016-2018 We hope that the panels, films, workshops, exhibits, and plenaries of this
Theodore Gonzalves 2018-2020 conference will energize and reinvigorate a deep consideration of what it
means to practice Asian American Studies in this moment of national and
international crises. We also strongly encourage you to take advantage of
the many activities, tours, and events organized by the site committee. From
its inception, Asian American Studies has drawn on the activist strength of
communities and the engagement of grassroots organizers. This significant
50th anniversary moment requires us to recognize the valuable contributions
of activists, organizers, mobilizers and academics and to consider how we
might work together to achieve our goals for justice and equity.

Andrea Louie, Michigan State University


Rajini Srikanth, University of Massachusetts Boston
AAAS 2018 Program Committee Co-Chairs

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WELCOME
FROM THE SITE COMMITTEE
Welcome to San Francisco and the 2018 Association for Asian American Stud- On Saturday, we invite you to join us for a plenary roundtable entitled “Solidar-
ies Conference! To be able to hold the conference here in the City by the Bay ities Past and Present: From the ‘68 Strike to Now.” This roundtable discus-
on the 50th anniversary of the Asian American and Third World Liberation Front sion addresses the way “fierce alliances” served as a key strategy of the 1968
student strikes at San Francisco State College and UC Berkeley is a great op- strike, and uses the strike as a springboard for engaging larger issues around
portunity for us to recognize the meaningful histories of protest and alliance that social movements and racial justice. Bringing together original strikers and or-
bring us to this moment and to continue developing the necessary commitments ganizers from the 1960s with contemporary activists and scholars, we will foster
and engagements that activism and education require. What better place to ex- an intergenerational conversation about how current movements for racial justice
plore the conference theme—“Solidarity and Resistance: Toward Asian American on campus and in our communities extend, adapt and deviate from the lessons
Commitment to Fierce Alliances”—than here in a sanctuary city celebrated for its of self-determination that animated the 1960s. Speakers include Laureen Chew,
progressive social justice orientation which also wrestles with the contrasts and Shannon Deloso, Daniel Phil Gonzales, Karen L. Ishizuka, Pam Tau Lee, Penny
contradictions created by severe income inequality; racial, gender, and sexual Nakatsu, and Sammie Ablaza Wills.
diversity; homelessness; and widening educational gaps?
Also, join us Saturday afternoon for Exploring AAPI LGBTQ History: A Guided
We have an exciting array of events and programs lined up for conference at- Tour of GLBT Museum with Amy Sueyoshi. Join us in the heart of the Castro
tendees. On Thursday morning, there will be a Tour and Teach-in at the San and explore the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the gay rights
Francisco “Comfort Women” Memorial Site. In addition to touring the San movement and LGBTQ culture and experience. This tour will be guided by Amy
Francisco “comfort women” memorial, participants will meet the pan Asian Amer- Sueyoshi (San Francisco State University and 2017 SF Pride Community Grand
ican coalition involved in this movement, including Judge Lillian Sing, Judge Julie Marshal) and supplemented with a discussion on health issues facing the AAPI
Tang, Former Supervisor and SFSU AAS professor Eric Mar, Historian Tomomi Ki- LGBTQ community by a representative of Asian Pacific Islander American Health
nikuwa, and activist Miho Kim. Local educator activists including Founder & Exec- Forum. Following the tour, participants will be able to experience all the museum’s
utive Director, Bataan Legacy Historical Society Cecilia Gaerlan; Executive Direc- exhibits as well as the Castro neighborhood at their leisure.
tor, Education for Social Justice Foundation, Sung Sohn; and Kei Fischer, Chabot
College Professor & Asian Women United will share lesson plans. On Thursday None of this inspiring programming could have happened without the hard work
evening, please join us for Movement Building: A Dialogue with Asian Amer- and leadership of the members of the Site Committee. A heartfelt THANK YOU
ican Scholars, Artists and Activists. Meeting at Jones Bar and Restaurant, to Vivian Chin, Valerie Francisco, Evelyn Ho, Jennifer Ho, Russell Mark Jeung,
this will be a social gathering of Asian American scholars, activists, artists and David Kakishiba, Genevieve Leung, Simmy Makhijani , Dana Nakano, Anthony
scholar-activists to exchange ideas on grassroots solidarities beyond ally-ship on Ocampo, Julie Jinwon Park, Anantha Sudhakar, Amy Sueyoshi, and Grace Yoo.
themes such as fighting against anti-Blackness and forging Asian American polit- You all are amazing and the successes of the conference are due in no small part
ical identity that rejects genocidal violence including white supremacy patriarchy, to your efforts!
settler colonialism and wars of aggression.
We hope your 2018 conference is generative and rejuvenating. Enjoy your experi-
On Friday, we hope to see you at our fundraiser: Karaoke with Ku & Yu -- and ence here in SF and thank you for your strong support.
special guest Valerie Soe! Whether you are a karaoke pro (or noraebang cham-
pion) and have your #18 song ready to go or a karaoke novice who has only dared
to sing alone in the shower, this is your chance to enjoy a fun-filled evening of Tina Chen,
singing songs, downing drinks, and Asian American amiability. Come karaoke AAAS 2018 Site Committee Chair
like it’s “1999” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Remember: a true karaoke experience
is not about how well you carry a tune; it’s about (re)uniting and feeling so good!

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CONFERENCE COMMITTEES CONFERENCE COMMITTEES


SITE COMMITTEE PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Tina Chen, Pennsylvania State University, Chair Andrea Louie, Michigan State University, Co-Chair
Rajini Srikanth, University of Massachusetts Boston, Co-Chair
Julie Jinwon Park, University of Maryland, College Park
Russell Mark Jeung, San Francisco State University Sharmila Rudrappa, University of Texas at Austin
Anantha Sudhakar, San Francisco State University Elliott Powell, University of Minnesota
Jennifer Ho, University of North Carolina Ma Vang, University of California, Merced
Grace Yoo, San Francisco State University James Zarsadiaz, University of San Francisco
Anthony Ocampo, Cal Poly Pomona Julie Sze, University of California, Davis
Simmy Makhijani, San Francisco State University; Co-Founder, United Roots Pei-te Lien, University of California, Santa Barbara
Valerie Francisco, San Jose State University Sean Metzger, University of California, Los Angeles
Dana Nakano, Cal State Stanislaus Antonio Tiongson, University of New Mexico
Vivian Chin, Mills College Mai Nhung Le, San Francisco State University
David Kakishiba, Executive Director, EBAYC—East Bay Asian Youth Center Kim Park Nelson, Minnesota State University, Morehead
Genevieve Leung, University St. Francis Kathleen Lopez, Rutgers University
Evelyn Ho, University of St. Francis Soniya Munshi, Borough of Manhattan College
Amy Sueyoshi, San Francisco State University Keith Feldman, University of California, Berkeley
Loan Dao, University of Massachusetts Boston
Anna Pegler-Gordon, Michigan State University
MENTORSHIP COMMITTEE Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, San Francisco State University
Marguerite Nguyen, Wesleyan University
Anna Guevarra, University of Illinois at Chicago
Seema Sohi, University of Colorado Boulder
Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, University of California, Davis
Wing-Kai To, Bridgewater State University
Tae-Sun Kim, Davidson College, North Carolina
Thy Phu, University of Western Ontario
Paul Watanabe, University of Massachusetts Boston
Seri Luangphinith, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo

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Excellence in Mentorship Award


HONORS & AWARDS Grace J. Yoo, Professor of Asian American Studies, San Francisco
State University
Lifetime Achievement Award
Helen Zia, Independent Scholar & Author Grace J. Yoo is professor and former chair of Asian
American studies at San Francisco State University.
Helen Zia is an award-winning journalist, Fulbright She currently serves as the First-Year Experience
Scholar, former Executive Editor of Ms. Magazine, Faculty Director and as the Principal investigator/
and author of Asian American Dreams: The Project Director to an Asian American, Native
Emergence of an American People. The daughter of American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution
Chinese immigrants, she has been an outspoken (AANAPISI)​grant, Asian American and Pacific
activist on issues ranging from civil rights and peace Islander Retention and Education (ASPIRE).
to women’s rights and countering hate violence and
homophobia. Her early activism is documented For two decades, she has been leading a myriad of research projects
in the film “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” and in 2010 and programs that have been extramurally funded, widely published on
she was a witness in the landmark marriage equality case decided by health disparities among Asian Americans and women of color. Grace is
the US Supreme Court. She holds an honorary doctorate from the Law known for her collaborative work including co-authoring with undergrad-
School of the City University of New York and is a member of Princeton uates, graduate students, junior faculty and working with colleagues
University’s first graduating class of women. She quit medical school to within and outside of San Francisco State University. She is the
work as a construction laborer, an autoworker, and a community orga- co-author with Barbara Kim of Caring Across Generations: The Linked
nizer, until she discovered her life’s work as a writer. Lives of Korean American Families (NYU press) which received the 2015
Asia and Asian America Section Best Book Award from the American
Sociological Association. She is also editor/co-editor of Encyclopedia of
Early Career Achievement Award Asian Americans Today (ABC-Clio) with Edith Chen, Handbook of Asian
Andrew Way Leong, Assistant Professor of English and Asian American Health (Springer) with Mai-Nhung Le and Alan Oda and Kore-
Languages and Cultures, Northwestern University ans in America: History, Identity and Community (Cognella).

Andrew Way Leong (AB, Dartmouth College; PhD,


University of California, Berkeley) is a comparativist
who works primarily in Japanese and English
language literatures. He teaches courses on 19th
and 20th century Japanese literature, (U.S.) American
literature, Asian American literature, modernist
literature in Asia, international law and literature,
manga and graphic novels, and Westerns and
Japanese period drama. His research focuses on the
literature of Japanese diaspora in the Americas, transnational literary
studies, and queer and critical theoretical approaches to the study of
literary genre, gendered embodiment, and generational time.

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Community Leader Award Community Organization Award


Pam Tau Lee, Board Chair, Chinese Progressive Association - SF; Asian Prisoner Support Committee
International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines - U.S.

Pam Tau Lee is a 4th generation Chinese American


and native San Franciscan with roots in SF
Chinatown. Pam’s community work, spanning five
decades, was sparked while a student at University
of California (Hayward) when she began
volunteering for Asian Legal Service/Draft Help and
the International Hotel. That life-changing moment
prompted deep engagement with multiple political
formations such as the Asian American Political Alli- Organization Contacts:
ance, I Wor Kuen, and Bay Area Asians Against the War. Over the years Eddy Zheng, Co-Director
Pam has been a student, community, labor, anti-war and environmental Harrison Seuga, Reentry Director
justice organizer while also maintaining a professional career in edu-
cation, labor and public health. Moments of note include co-founding Founded in 2002, the Asian Prisoner Support Committee (APSC) is one
San Francisco’s Chinese Progressive Association in 1972, where she of the only organizations in the nation with a mission to provide direct
continues as an active member and current chairperson. In 1993 she support to AAPI prisoners and raise awareness about the impact of
co-founded the Asian Pacific Environmental Network helping shape its mass incarceration in the AAPI community. APSC was originally found-
core principles. She is also co-founder of the Just Transition Alliance, a ed to support the efforts of three Asian American prisoners who were
group dedicated to crafting policy to facilitate the transition from fossil thrown into solitary confinement as a result of advocating for Ethnic
fuel reliance to clean energy. As a dedicated global environmental jus- Studies at San Quentin. Over ten years later, APSC founded the San
tice activist, Pam participated in the 2015 UN Climate Change Confer- Quentin ROOTS (Restoring Our Original True Selves) program, a weekly
ence in Paris, France, led a delegation from SF Chinatown to Standing class modeled after an Ethnic Studies curriculum. APSC also provides
Rock, worked to get SF Supervisors to divest from fossil fuels, and was culturally competent, peer reentry support led by formerly incarcerated
a speaker for the 200,000 + People’s Climate March in Washington D.C. AAPIs in the SF Bay Area.
in April 2017. These days she is also involved with Asians4BlackLives
initiatives and works actively in her Richmond District neighborhood with
SF Rise. She draws strength and inspiration in being able to organize
in intergenerational spaces. She is married, has one grown son and is a
caregiver to her mother.

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4th Annual AURA-AAAS Endowment Fund


Registration Award 2018 LIFETIME MEMBERS
The AURA-AAAS Endowment Fund Registration Award was established
with a gift from Asians United to Raise Awareness (AURA). This year, for Rick Bonus Jennifer Lee
the second time, the AURA-AAAS Endowment Fund Registration Award Daniel Bronstein Josephine D. Lee
allows the Association for Asian American Studies to facilitate communi- Faye C. Caronan Chen Betty Lee-Sung
ty participation in our annual conference by waiving registration fees for Kenyon S. Chan Pei-te Lien
individuals from one of the following categories: paid staff members of David S. Cho Anita Mannur
a NGO or community organization; artists, writers, journalists, or film-
Clara M. Chu William Nessly
makers not employed in a full-time capacity by an educational institu-
Mary Kunmi Danico Viet Nguyen
tion; contingent/adjunct faculty; unaffiliated persons; or undergraduate
students. Roger Daniels Leilani Nishime
Shilpa Dave Gail M. Nomura
Ray Adele, Re-Present Media & Berkeley City College Jigna Desai Anthony Ocampo
Vincent Chang, Dartmouth College Lan Dong Kent A. Ono
Jennifer Crystal Chien, Re-Present Media Christopher Eng Rhacel Parrenas
Mila De Guzman, Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA) Augusto Espiritu Eric Pido
Sabereh Kashi, Re-Present Media Janet M. Francendese Greg Robinson
Jasmine Hoo, Asians 4 Black Lives Catherine Fung Cathy J. Schlund-Vials
Kevin Kim, University of Washington
Anna K. Gonzalez Nitasha Sharma
Kim Jungwoo, Korean Resource Center
Jennifer Hayashida Jeff Sheng
Raeshma Razvi, Re-Present Media
Christina Lu, Dartmouth College Jennifer Ho Lok Siu
Tiffany Park, Dartmouth College Madeline Hsu Stephen Sumida
Madalyn Le Shirley Hune Donna Tong
Margarita Ren, Dartmouth College Allan Isaac Monica Trieu
Joanne Tien, Asians for Black Lives - Bay Area; University of California, Peter Kiang Linda T. Vo
Berkeley Heidi Kim Janelle S. Wong
Michelle Ko Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
Raoul Kulberg Grace J. Yoo
James Kyung-Jin Lee Helen Zia

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BOOK AWARDS BOOK AWARDS


Best Book in Humanities and Cultural Studies Best Book in History
(Literary Studies)
Naomi Paik, Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison
Lisa Yoneyama, Cold War Ruins: Transpacific Critique of American Camps Since World War II (University of North Carolina Press)
Justice and Japanese War Crimes (Duke University Press)

Committee: Derek Chang (Chair), Lisa Mar, Joanna Poblete


Committee: Cynthia Wu (Chair), Keith Feldman, Martin Ponce

Best Book in Creative Writing (Prose)


Best Book in Humanities and Cultural Studies
Shawna Yang Ryan, Green Island (Penguin Random House)
(Interdisciplinary/Media Studies)
Tamara Roberts, Resounding Afro Asia: Interracial Music and the Committee: Jeffrey Santa Ana (Chair), Sameer Pandya, Susan M Tan
Politics of Collaboration (Oxford University Press)

Committee: Deborah Wong (Chair), Kent Ono, Jasbir Puar

Best Book in Creative Writing (Poetry)


Solomaz Sharif, Look (Graywolf Press)

Best Book in the Social Sciences


Committee: Joseph Jeon (Chair), Amanda Reavey, Jean Toyama
Laura Madokoro, Elusive Refuge: Chinese Migrants and the Cold War
(Harvard University Press)

Committee: Rebecca King O’Riain (Chair), Khatharya Um, Monisha


DasGupta

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SECTION MEETINGS JUNIOR FACULTY WORKSHOP


Thursday, March 29 Saturday, March 31 A direct outgrowth from workshops begun within the East of Califor-
11:45am-12:45pm 11:30am-12:30pm nia caucus, the pre-conference seeks to provide mentorship for junior
SC1 Southeast Asian American Section SC13 Disabilities and Illness faculty within Asian American Studies, with volunteer mentors reflecting
(Georgian) Section different disciplinary and institutional backgrounds. Pre-conference at-
(Sussex) tendees with on-going scholarship seeking peer feedback are organized
Religion Section into small groups and paired with an appropriate mentor. Topics include
SC2
(Borgia) History Section navigating the tenure process, strategizing the dissertation-to-book pro-
SC14
(Olympic) cess, advice on publishing, and pedagogical strategies (among others).
Scholar Activist Section
SC3 Queer Studies This year, our coordinators, Oliver Wang (Sociology, CSU-Long Beach)
(Elizabethan A) SC15
Section and Jeanette Roan (Visual Studies, California College of the Arts), are
(Georgian) joined by Josephine Lee (English, Univ. of Minnesota),
Friday, March 30 Robyn Rodriguez (Sociology, UC Davis), and K. Scott Wong (History,
12:00pm-1:00pm Cultural Heritage, Williams College)
SC16
Archives, Library and
SC4 South Asian Section This initiative is facilitated by the AAAS Mentorship Committee.
(Olympic) Information Science
(CHALIS)
Social Science Section (Hampton)
SC5
(Georgian)
Saturday, March 31
East of California Section
SC6
(Borgia)
12:00pm-1:00pm
SC17 Filipino American Studies
Hmong Studies Section Section

SC7 (Elizabethan A) (Borgia)

Asian American

SC8 Comfort Women Section SC18
Feminisms Section
(Elizabethan B)
(Elizabethan A)
Religious Studies Section

SC9 (Elizabethan C)
SC19 Critical Mixed Race
Studies Section
West Asian Section (Elizabethan B)
SC10
(Hampton)

Undergraduate Section
SC11
(Essex)

Critical Adoption Section


SC12
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Pacific America: Histories of Transoceanic Crossings, Lon Kurashige.
AAAS WELCOME & CELEBRATION Lon Kurashige

Migrant Returns: Manila, Development, and Transnational Connectivity,


OF NEW BOOKS RECEPTION Eric Pido. Duke University Press

Thursday, March 29 peminology, Melinda Luisa de Jesús. Paloma Press

7:15pm-8:30pm Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American
Book Exhibit Room “Oriental”, Amy Sueyoshi. University of Illinois Press

Please join us in welcoming members of the Association for Asian Queering Contemporary Asian American Art, Laura Kina. University of
American Studies at our annual conference. We also will be toasting Washington Press
authors at our 4th annual celebration of new books reception with over
30 new books published on Asian Americans by our membership! The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien
in America, Beth Lew-Williams. Harvard University Press
Flashpoints for Asian American Studies, Cathy Schlund-Vials. Fordham
University Press Asian American Matters: A New York Anthology Russell Leong Asian
American / Asian Research Institute - City University of New York
Redrawing the Historical Past: Multiethnic Graphic Narrative, Cathy  Teachers’ Resource Guide: “Comfort Women” History and Issues, Sung
Schlund-Vials. University of Georgia Press Sohn. Education for Social Justice Foundation (ESJF)

Beiging of america: Personal Narratives about Being Mixed Race, Cathy The Hope of Another Spring: Tokuichi Fuji, Artist and Wartime Witness,
Schlund-Vials. 2Leaf Press Barbara Johns. University of Washington Press

Freedom without Justice: The Prison Memoirs of Chol Soo Lee, Chol A Time to Rise Collective Memoirs of the Union of Democratic Filipinos
Soo Lee. University of Hawai’i Press and UCLA Asian American Studies (KDP), Cindy Domingo. University of Washington Press
Center Press
The Life of Paper: Letters and a Poetics of Living Beyond Captivity,
High-Tech Housewives: Indian IT Workers, Gendered Labor, and Sharon Luk. University of California Press
Transmigration, Amy Bhatt. University of Washington Press
LatinAsian Cartographies: History, Writing, and the National Imaginary,
A Time to Rise: Collective Memoirs of the Union of Democratic Filipinos Susan Thananopavarn. Rutgers University Press
(KDP), Rene Ciria Cruz. University of Washington Press
Wild Geese Sorrow: The Chinese Wall Inscriptions at Angel Island,
John Okada: The Life and Rediscovered Work of the Author of No-No Jeffrey Thomas Leong. Calypso Editions
Boy, Frank Abe. University of Washington Press
Muncie, India(na): Middletown and Asian America, Himanee Gupta-
Racial Ecologies, Leilani Nishime. University of Washington Press Carlson. University of Illinois Press

Beyond Ethnicity: New Politics of Race in Hawai’i, Nitasha Sharma Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color,
University of Hawai’i Press Crystal Parikh. University of Minnesota Press

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A Nation on the Line: Call Centers as Postcolonial Predicaments in the
Philippines, Jan Padios. Duke University Press

Embodied Reckonings: “Comfort Women,” Performance, and


Transpacific Redress, Elizabeth Son. University of Michigan Press

Productive Failure: Writing queer transnational South Asian art histories,


Alpesh Patel. Manchester University Press

Asian American Librarians and Library Services: Activism, Collaborations,


and Strategies, Janet Hyunju Clarke. Rowman & Littlefield

The Labor of Care: Filipina Migrants and Transnational Families in a


Digital Age, Valerie Francisco-Menchavez. University of Illinois Press

Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico


Borderlands, Julian Lim. University of North Carolina Press

Narrating Love and Violence: Women Contesting Caste, Tribe, and State
in Lahaul, India, Himika Bhattacharya. Rutgers University Press

When Women Rule the Court: Gender, Race, and Japanese American
Basketball, Nicole Willms. Rutgers University Press

Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon,


Phuong Nguyen. University of Illinois Press

Short Hair Detention: Memoir of a Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Surviving the


Cambodian Genocide, Channy Chhi Laux. Archway Publishing

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Panelists:
PLENARY SESSIONS

Diane Fujino is Professor of Asian American Studies
and Director of the Center for Black Studies Research
at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She’s
Friday, March 30 author of Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary
1:15pm-2:45pm Life of Yuri Kochiyama; Samurai among Panthers:
Borgia Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical
Life; and Wicked Theory, Naked Practice: A Fred Ho
Reader (as editor). Her articles on Asian American re-
PROGRAM COMMITTEE PLENARY: Urgent sistance and Afro-Asian solidarities appear in Journal of Asian American
P5 Solidarities: Resisting Racial and Ethnic Divisions Studies, American Quarterly, Pacific Historical Review (forthcoming), and
Kalfou. As an activist-scholar, she has long worked in movements for
Organizers: Andrea Louie, Michigan State University, Co-Chair education transformation, political prisoners, and international solidarity.
Rajini Srikanth, University of Massachusetts Boston, Co-Chair
Sunaina Maira is Professor of Asian American
The 2018 Association for Asian American Studies conference marks a Studies and Co-Director of the Mellon Research
significant milestone in the Asian American movement, as it is the 50th Initiative in Comparative Border Studies at
anniversary of the 1968 student strikes in San Francisco that asserted University of California, Davis. She is the author of
the centrality of experiences of people of color and demonstrated soli- Desis in the House: Indian American Youth Culture in
darity with anti-colonial struggles in Asia and Africa. For this plenary, we New York City and Missing: Youth, Citizenship, and
have gathered four prominent speakers who will discuss the possibili- Empire After 9/11. She co-edited Contours of the
ties for diverse communities to forge strong alliances and resist divisive Heart: South Asians Map North America, which
rhetoric and policies; we see these solidarity endeavors as increasingly won the American Book Award, and The Imperial Uni-
important given the current political climate. Our speakers will engage versity: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent. Her new book, The
in a dialogue on Asian/Arab, Asian/Black, and Asian/Latinx coalitions, 9/11 Generation: Youth, Rights, and Solidarity in the War on Terror, is a
intersections, and solidarities, as well as broader issues of citizenship study of South Asian, Arab, and Afghan American youth and activism
and inclusion for U.S. immigrant groups. Each speaker has both written in the War on Terror. Maira has been involved with various community
about and has engaged in activism related to these issues from their organizations and Palestine solidarity, BDS, and antiwar groups in the
respective disciplines and professions. Bay Area and nationally.

Diane Fujino will illuminate relationships between Asian American and George J. Sanchez is Professor of American Studies
African American communities; George Sanchez examine relationships & Ethnicity, and History at the University of Southern
between Asian American and Latinx communities; Sunaina Maira will California, where he also serves as Director of the
focus on alliances among Asian Americans, Muslim Americans, Arab Center for Diversity and Democracy. He is the author
Americans, and Afghan Americans; and Jose Antonio will focus on the of Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture
complex terrain of immigration and immigrants’ identity and citizenship and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945
in a changing United States. (Oxford University Press, 1993), and co-editor of three
other books. He received his B.A. in History and
Sociology from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in
History in 1989 from Stanford University. He was born in Boyle Heights
to two immigrant parents from Mexico and was a first generation college
student.
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Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Moderator:
journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and media Laureen Chew was born in San Francisco to a
entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Define Chinese American father and a Chinese immigrant
American, the nation’s leading non-profit media and mother. During her college years, Laureen volunteered
culture organization that fights injustice and and worked short-term jobs in SF’s Chinatown to
anti-immigrant hate through the power of storytelling. help immigrant students, pre-delinquent teenage girls,
He also produces the annual Define American Film and at-risk youth. At San Francisco State, she was
Festival (DAFF), a traveling event that showcases arrested during the 1968 Third World Liberation
content and conversations focused on America’s Front’s student strike and spent 21 days in jail for her
changing demographics. DAFF will take place in Chicago this year from support in the struggle to establish the College of Ethnic
April 19-22. He is currently writing a book, “Dear America: Notes of an Studies. After college, Laureen became a bilingual second grade teacher to
Undocumented Citizen,” which will be available on September 18. create social change within the community. As President of The Association
of Chinese Teachers (TACT), she forged alliances to form the powerful Eth-
Saturday, March 31 nic Minority Educators (EME) which fought layoffs of minority teachers. She
also worked on Chan Is Missing and Dim Sum, films that explore a commu-
11:30am-1:00pm nity point of view to counter the stereotypes fostered by the dominant soci-
Grand Ballroom ety. Laureen later received her Ed.D. from the University of the Pacific and
in 1980 she joined the faculty of Asian American Studies at San Francisco
SITE COMMITTEE PLENARY: Solidarities State University. She also held a joint appointment with the Department of
P8 Past and Present: From the ‘68 Strike to Now
Elementary Education to assist in institutionalizing bilingual–cross-cultural
teacher training. She served as Department Chair of Elementary Education
from 2001-2006. In 2006, Laureen returned full-time to the College of Ethnic
Organizers: Simmy Makhijani, San Francisco State University Studies as Associate Dean. In 2017, she retired as Emeritus faculty in Asian
Anantha Sudhakar, San Francisco State University American Studies.
Amy Sueyoshi, San Francisco State University
Shannon Deloso is a first generation Filipina American
Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the 1968 SFSU student strike, this from Sacramento, California. Completing her degree
plenary addresses the way “fierce alliances” served as a key strategy of at San Francisco State University (SFSU) in Asian
the 1968 strike, and uses the strike as a springboard for engaging larger American Studies with a double minor in Education and
issues around social movements and racial justice. This intergeneration- Race & Resistance Studies, she built a critical lens of
al conversation brings together original strikers and organizers from the the world around her. As a member of the League of
1960s with contemporary activists and scholars to explore how current Filipino Students, Kappa Psi Epsilon, and an educator
movements for racial justice on campus and in our communities extend, for Pin@y Educational Partnerships she became
adapt and deviate from the lessons of self-determination that animated politicized and built her foundation in serving her com-
the 1960s. Key questions for consideration include: What demands from munity at the grassroots and institutional level. In Spring 2016, she served
the 1968 strike have yet to be fulfilled? How have radical commitments as the Associated Students College of Ethnic Studies Representative
to antiracism and anti-imperialism informed solidarity organizing strat- leading the campaign to “Defend and Advance Ethnic Studies at San
egies and tactics from the long sixties to now? How do we critically Francisco State University,” sparking a nationwide movement to support
examine grassroots struggles within and against neoliberalism across Ethnic Studies. She organized various actions with fellow peers including a
the last 50 years? ten-day hunger strike to secure funding for the College of Ethnic Studies.
Afterward, she served as the Associated Students’ President and CEO for
the 2016-2017 school year advocating for Ethnic Studies and social justice
issues at the CSU level. Upon graduating Spring 2017, she was awarded
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the College of Ethnic Studies Undergraduate Hood as well as an Asian (Amerasia Journal, 2009), the Japanese American WWII incarceration
American Studies Department Honoree. She currently attends the Universi- (Lost and Found: Reclaiming the Japanese American Incarceration, Uni-
ty of California—Los Angeles pursuing her master degree in Education with versity of Illinois, 2006) as well as adding the visual to oral history (Oral
an emphasis in Ethnic Studies. History in Communities of Color, UCLA Chicano Studies Center, 2013)
and the historical and cultural significance of home movies for people of
Daniel Phil Gonzales, a native San Franciscan, began color (Mining the Home Movie: Excavations in Histories and Memories,
as a co-lecturer in Asian American Studies in University of California, 2008). In addition to intergenerational and cultur-
September 1969 after having participated in the al alliances, she also advocates for cross-disciplinary and institutional
1968-69 Strike at San Francisco State College. He alliances to strengthen current struggles against Trumpism.
also worked on the planning and implementation of
the School of Ethnic Studies during and after the Pam Tau Lee, is a 4th generation Chinese American
strike. His studies in International Relations and and native San Franciscan with roots in SF
Political Science focused on Philippine, Filipino- Chinatown. Pam’s community work, spanning five
American and Asian American political histories, decades, was sparked while a student at
which led to his teaching courses with historical and political content. California State University (East Bay) when she began
Since completing the Juris Doctorate at Hastings College of Law (1977), volunteering for Asian Legal Service/Draft Help and
University of California, he has taught, researched and recorded oral his- the International Hotel. That life-changing moment
tories, and written about Asian Americans and the law, US government prompted deep engagement with multiple political
and politics, Philippines/US relations, and Filipino American history. He formations such as the Asian American Political Alli-
served three terms on the Academic Senate and several Department, ance, I Wor Kuen, and Bay Area Asians Against the War. Over the years
College, and University committees. Gonzales has also served on nu- Pam has been a student, community, labor, anti-war and environmental
merous community boards, including the Public Health Advisory Board justice organizer while also maintaining a professional career in edu-
for District 5 of the City and County of San Francisco; NAATA – now cation, labor and public health. Moments of note include co-founding
CAAM, the Center for Asian American Media; Pin@y Educational Part- San Francisco’s Chinese Progressive Association in 1972, where she
nerships; and presently serves with other SF State Strike veterans as a continues as an active member and current chairperson. In 1993 she
board member of the All Power to the People Archive and videographic co-founded the Asian Pacific Environmental Network helping shape its
director of on-going oral historical interviews for the same project, as core principles. She is also co-founder of the Just Transition Alliance, a
well as for the Filipino American History Project. group dedicated to crafting policy to facilitate the transition from fossil
fuel reliance to clean energy. As a dedicated global environmental jus-
Karen L. Ishizuka, M.S.W., Ph.D. is third-generation tice activist, Pam participated in the 2015 UN Climate Change Confer-
Japanese American specializing in Japanese ence in Paris, France, led a delegation from SF Chinatown to Standing
American and Asian Pacific Island history and culture Rock, worked to get SF Supervisors to divest from fossil fuels, and was
from an insider’s perspective, providing knowledge a speaker for the 200,000 + People’s Climate March in Washington D.C.
that emanates from actively participating in the in April 2017. These days she is also involved with Asians4BlackLives
making of history. Her latest book, Serve the People: initiatives and works actively in her Richmond District neighborhood with
Making Asian America in the Sixties (2016), tells the SF Rise. She draws strength and inspiration in being able to organize
little known history of when “Asian American,” as Jeff in intergenerational spaces. She is married, has one grown son and is a
Chang writes in the foreword, “was not merely a caregiver to her mother.
demographic category but a fight you were picking with the world.” She
has also written about Asian Americans and the Vietnam War (The Glob-
al Sixties: Convention, Contest, and Counterculture, Routledge, 2017),
profiles of AAS scholar Don Nakanishi and pioneering activist Kazu Iijima

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Penny Nakatsu is a veteran of the 1968-1969 Third World Thursday, March 29
Liberation Front-Black Student Union (TWLF-BSU) Strike
at San Francisco State College. She was a member of the 6:00pm-7:30pm
Third World Liberation Front central committee, Grand Ballroom
representing the Asian American Political Alliance (AAPA),
a student organization formed to promote Asian American
PRESIDENTAL PLENARY: An Activist Project:
political activism. AAPA’s faculty sponsor was Professor P3
James Hirabayashi, a tenured member of the anthropology The Radical? Stakes of Asian American Studies
department, also a strike veteran. Hirabayashi become the first Dean of the
School of Ethnic Studies, which first offered classes in Fall 1979, based on Organizer: Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, AAAS President
a curriculum developed by Third World students, community representatives
and scholars. Nakatsu’s political consciousness resulted from her experiences Focused on the revolutions which brought Asian American Studies “into
as a person of color. As a freshman, she wrote a paper on Title II of the 1950 being,” this plenary seeks to remember, represent, and recalibrate the
McCarran Internal Security Act (Title II), which authorized the federal govern- possibilities and limitations of the interdiscipline as an identifiable activ-
ment to detain political dissidents in concentration camps, similar to the mass ist project. Cognizant of its grass roots beginnings, mindful of its insti-
incarceration (so-called “internment”) of Japanese Americans during World tutionalized arrivals (via higher education curricula), and attentive to its
War II. Congress later repealed Title II in 1971 in response to the concerted struggles within an all-too-familiar black/white racial binary, “An Activist
efforts of the Japanese American Citizens League and other progressive allies. Project: The Radical? Stakes of Asian American Studies” correspond-
Nakatsu finds it chilling that mass incarceration of political dissidents and im- ingly considers how the field has succeeded and failed in its multivalent
migrants is again being advocated at the present time. Nakatsu practiced law aspirations to accommodate for the many bodies which comprise an
for almost 30 years and is currently retired. Her legal career includes work for imagined “Asian America.”
a plaintiff’s antitrust firm, as a “poverty lawyer” in East Oakland with the Ala-
meda County Legal Aid Society and over 20 years as a public agency lawyer Plenary Speakers:
specializing in land use law.
Kandice Chuh is a professor of English and Ameri
can studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she
Sammie Ablaza Wills is an enthusiastic queer, non-binary
Pilipinx organizer with a vivid love for their chosen family, coordinates the American Studies Certificate Program
social justice, and grassroots strategy. Growing up in a and is a member of the M.A. in Liberal Studies faculty,
hustling-class immigrant household in Las Vegas, Sammie and affiliate faculty to the Africana studies program.
was shaped by the cultural resilience, joy, and trauma of This year, she is the acting associate director of the
their community. In 2016, Sammie completed their degree Center for Place, Culture, and Politics also at the
in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford Graduate Center. The author of Imagine Otherwise:
University. During their time as an undergraduate, Sammie on Asian Americanist Critique (2003), which won the
created and facilitated the first student-led course based in concrete tools American Studies Association’s Lora Romero Book Award, Chuh is the
for community organizing. On campus, Sammie worked for immigrant rights, co-editor, with Karen Shimakawa, of Orientations: Mapping Studies in
workers rights, and pushed the Stanford administration to resource ethnic the Asian Diaspora (2001), and has published in such venues as Public
studies and increase the diversity of its tenured professors through the “Who’s Culture, American Literary History, Social Text, and the Journal of Asian
Teaching Us?” Campaign. Currently, Sammie is Director of APIENCE (API American Studies. Her most recent book, The Difference Aesthetics
Equality-Northern California), a grassroots organization centered on building Makes: on the humanities ‘after Man’, is in production at Duke University
power for queer and trans Asian and Pacific Islander people. After they started Press. Chuh is currently President of the American Studies Associa-
as a Summer Intern in 2012, Sammie continued on, building out APIENC’s tion and has contributed to the governance of the Association for Asian
base, leadership development work, oral history project, and Trans Justice American Studies and the Modern Language Association. Her current
initiative that has since created impact nationally. Informed by their previous research focuses on Asian racialization in the era of globalization.
experiences and ancestral knowledge, Sammie spends their time fighting for Speakers continue on next page.
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Mimi Thi Nguyen is Associate Professor of Gender Alice Wong is a media maker, research consultant,
and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies at and disability activist based in San Francisco, CA. Her
the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is areas of interest are popular culture, media, politics,
also Interim Chair of Gender and Women’s Studies for disability issues, Medicaid policies and programs,
2017-2018. Her first book is The Gift of Freedom: War, storytelling, and activism. She is the Founder of the
Debt, and Other Refugee Passages (Duke University Disability Visibility Project®, a community partnership
Press, 2012; Outstanding Book Award in Cultural with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated
Studies from the Association of Asian American to creating, amplifying, and sharing disability media
Studies, 2014). She is also co-editor with Fiona I.B. and culture. Alice is also a co-partner in two projects:
Ngo and Mariam Lam of a special issue of positions: asia critique on DisabledWriters.com, a resource to help editors connect with disabled
Southeast Asian American Studies (20:3, Winter 2012), and co-editor with writers and journalists, and #CripTheVote, a nonpartisan online move-
Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu of Alien Encounters: Pop Culture in Asian America ment encouraging the political participation of disabled people.
(Duke University Press, 2007). Her following project is called The Promise
of Beauty. She has also published in Signs, Camera Obscura, Women & Martin F. Manalansan IV is Associate Professor of
Performance, positions, Radical History Review, and ARTFORUM. Her Anthropology and Asian American Studies and Head
papers have been solicited for the Feminist Theory Archive at Brown Uni- of the Department of Asian American Studies at the
versity. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is an
affiliate faculty in the Department of Gender and
Frank H. Wu is currently a Distinguished Professor at Women’s Studies, the Global Studies Program and
University of California Hastings College of Law. He the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory.
previously served as Chancellor & Dean at the school. Professor Manalansan is the author of Global Divas:
Before joining UC Hastings, he was a member of the Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (Duke University
faculty at Howard University, the nation’s leading Press, 2003; Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2006). He is editor/
historically black college/university (HBCU), for a co-editor of four anthologies namely, Filipino Studies: Palimpsests of
decade. He served as Dean of Wayne State University Nation and Diaspora (New York University Press, 2016) , Cultural Com-
Law School in his hometown of Detroit, and he has pass: Ethnographic Explorations of Asian America (Temple University
been a visiting professor at University of Michigan; an Press, 2000) and Queer Globalizations: Citizenship and the Afterlife of
adjunct professor at Columbia University; and a Thomas C. Grey Teaching Colonialism (New York University Press, 2002), Eating Asian America: A
Fellow at Stanford University. He taught at the Peking University School of Food Studies Reader (New York University Press, 2013) He has edited
Transnational Law in its inaugural year. He was appointed by the federal several journal special issues include a special issue of the International
Department of Education to its National Advisory Committee on Institu- Migration Review on gender and migration and more recently, a special
tional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), which advises the administration on issue of the Journal of Asian American Studies entitled “Feeling Filipinos.
higher education accreditation. He served on the Board of the Leadership
Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund from 2004 to 2010. He has published in numerous journals including GLQ, Antipode, Cultural
Anthropology, positions: east asian cultural critique, and Radical History
Professor Wu is the author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black among others. Among his many awards are the Ruth Benedict Prize from
and White, and co-author of Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the the American Anthropological Association in 2003, the Excellence in Mentor-
Japanese American Internment. Prior to his academic career, he held a ship Award in 2013 from Association of Asian American Studies, the Richard
clerkship with the late U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti in Cleveland Yarborough Mentoring Prize in 2016 from the American Studies Association
and practiced law with the firm of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco – and the Crompton-Noll Award for the best LGBTQ essay in 2016 from the
while there, he devoted a quarter of his time to pro bono work on behalf Modern Language Association. His current book projects include the ethical
of indigent clients. He received a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and embodied dimensions of the lives and struggles of undocumented queer
and a J.D. with honors from the University of Michigan. immigrants, Asian American immigrant culinary cultures, sensory, the affec-
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Friday, March 30
PRESIDENTIAL SESSIONS 1:15pm-2:45pm
Elizabethan A
Thursday, March 29
2:45pm-4:15pm PRESIDENTAL SESSION: Precarity and the
Borgia P6
Academy: Contingency and Advocacy
PRESIDENTAL SESSION: Back to the Future: While Asian American Studies as an intellectual formation has received
P1 Undergraduate Student Activism for Asian legitimacy via its curricular, programmatic, and research institutionaliza-
American Studies, Past and Present tion, the bodies charged with doing this labor are increasingly contin-
gent. The first hired and the first cut, those who inhabit these ranks are
often at the forefront of program building, student advocacy, teaching,
Organizer: Lawrence-Minh Binh Davis
and research. This roundtable takes seriously the ways in which the in-
terdiscipline’s success has troublingly occurred alongside the neoliberal
From the Third World Liberation Front to sit-ins and occupations at Colum-
casualization of academic labor. Faced with such precarity, the partici-
bia University to hunger strikes at Northwestern University, the struggle for
pants in this presidential session explore the limitations of the field while
Asian American studies was born out of undergraduate student organizing.
charting new advocacy directions.
Today undergraduates continue to make significant strides in organizing
for Asian American studies, including the establishment of an AAS Major at
Chair: Mimi Khuc, Asian American Literary Review
Northwestern University, the successful fight for tenured faculty at Welles-
Jennifer Hayashida, Independent Scholar
ley College, and the coalitional work for Ethnic studies at Cornell University.
Betsy Huang, Clark University
As we near the 50th anniversary of the student strike for Ethnic studies at
Laura Fugikawa, Smith College
San Francisco State University, in a time of revitalized white supremacy,
Jean-Paul deGuzman, Windward School
it is imperative now more than ever to understand the work of student
organizing and how to build stronger alliances within and beyond the walls
of the university.

This roundtable shares both histories of and strategies for undergradu-


ate activism for Asian American studies and Ethnic studies. Presented in
collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC),
this session features representatives from key ongoing student organizing
movements--Emily Dong of Cornell University, Justine Kim of Northwest-
ern University, Aya Fujita of Wellesley College, Noah Kim of the College of
William and Mary, Kevin Park of Hunter College CUNY, and Ryan Verano
of University of Connecticut--moderated by APAC Curator Lawrence-Minh
Bùi Davis. The session asks: how has Asian American studies served as
a critical entry point for politicizing students? How can campuses act as
unique grounds for undergraduates to collectively think and organize, plac-
ing undergrads at the forefront of critical social movements? How do the
walls of the university limit the liberatory potential of organizing for Ethnic
studies on our campuses? How do the particular shapes and contexts of
institutions inform the realities of organizing?
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1:15pm-2:45pm MEET A PROFESSOR
Georgian
PROFESSOR MENTORS
PRESIDENTAL SESSION: The Third World in
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Asian American Studies and Political Activism Chris A. Eng, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University
Anna Guevarra, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
As a political concept, an analytic framework, a strategic formation and Michelle Nancy Huang, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
a pedagogical touchstone, the Third World has loomed large in Asian Josephine D. Lee, Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
American Studies and political organizing since the inception of the field. Andrew Leong, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
As we prepare to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Third World Mariam Beevi Lam, Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside
Liberation Front at San Francisco State College and its demands for a Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Professor, University of California, Irvine
Third World Studies program, this Roundtable examines the genesis, Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, Associate Professor, University of Hawai‘i
trajectory and contemporary resonances of Third World formations at Mānoa
within Asian American Studies. As a point of departure, Gary Okhiro will Nitasha Tamar Sharma, Associate Professor, Northwestern University
discuss his recent book Third World Studies: Theorizing Liberation (Duke Anita Mannur, Associate Professor, Miami University (OH)
UP, 2016) and the complicated intellectual relationship with the Ethnic Floyd Cheung, Professor, Smith College
Studies programs that have been implemented over the last fifty years. Tina Chen, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Other participants will address the role of Third World in shaping Asian Erin Suzuki, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego
American political organizing since the 1970s, as well as in contempo- James Zarsadiaz, Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco
rary alliances and political formations. Charlene Tung, Professor, Sonoma State University
Tamara Bhalla, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Chair: Daniel Martinez HoSang, Yale University County
Gary Okihiro, Columbia University and Yale University Amy Bhatt, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Diane Fujino, University of California, Santa Barbara County
Nikhil Singh, New York University Kareem Khubchandani, Assistant Professor, Tufts University
Soya Jung, ChangeLab

Thursday, March 29 Friday, March 30


2:45pm-4:15pm 4:45pm-6:15pm
P7
Essex Room Essex Room

Saturday, March 31
1:15pm-2:45pm
P11
Essex Room

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& Other Acts of Subversion: Feminism, Sexual Politics, Asian American
MENTORSHIP PANELS Women’s Literature, and has edited The Scent of the Gods by Fiona
Cheong. Bow is on the editorial board of Contemporary Women Writers
and the advisory board of the Society for the Study of American Women
Thursday, March 29 Writers.
4:30pm-6:00pm
Borgia Kent A. Ono is a Professor in the Department of Communication at
the University of Utah. He conducts critical and theoretical research of
print, film, and television media, specifically focusing on representations
MENTORSHIP SESSION: Labors of Love: Asian of race, gender, sexuality, class, and nation. Among his contributions,
P2 American Studies, Looking Back & Looking Forward Ono has authored Contemporary Media Culture and the Remnants of a
Colonial Past, and has co-authored Asian Americans and the Media with
“Labors of Love: Asian American Studies, Looking Back & Looking For- Vincent Pham and Shifting Borders: Rhetoric, Immigration, and Cali-
ward” considers the extent to which teaching Asian American Studies fornia’s Proposition 187 with John Sloop. He chaired the University of
has evolved since the 1960s. With roots in community activism, the act Utah’s Department of Communication from 2012-2017.
of teaching Asian American Studies has always been both a political act
of solidarity in service of minoritized communities and an act of resis- Pawan Dhingra is Professor and Chair of Sociology and Professor of
tance against hegemonic knowledge formations. Therefore, how have American Studies at Tufts University. His teaching and research interests
recent developments in our contemporary political landscape—one be- include topics related to culture, identity, inequality, race, immigration,
set by campus protest movements, assaults on academic freedom, im- identity, and Asian American Studies. He is the author of two award-win-
migration restrictions, and attacks on Asian military and economic forc- ning books: Life Behind the Lobby: Indian American Motel Owners and
es—placed new urgencies on the political and disciplinary commitments the American Dream and Managing Multicultural Lives: Asian American
of Asian American Studies in the classroom? Have the political and Professionals and the Challenge of Multiple Identities. He also co-au-
disciplinary commitments of Asian American Studies really changed? thored The Sociology of Asian Americans with Robyn Rodriguez. From
Moreover, in what ways has the act of teaching (re)emerged as a site for 2011-2012, Dhingra served as Museum Curator at the Smithsonian
solidarity and resistance? What are the limits and possibilities of teach- Institution, for the Indian American Heritage Project and its exhibition,
ing Asian American Studies in the contemporary classroom? Beyond Bollywood, which showed at the Smithsonian’s National Muse-
um of Natural History.
Leland Tabares is a PhD candidate in English at Penn State. His re-
search focuses on contemporary Asian American literature and culture,
with interests in institutionality, professional labor economies, and
neoliberalism. He previously served as the managing editor for Verge:
Studies in Global Asias (UMN Press), and is currently finishing up his
two-year term as the Student Representative of the Executive Board for
the Association of Asian American Studies. His work has appeared in
Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association.

Leslie Bow is Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the


University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her research areas include Asian
American Studies, comparative race and ethnicities, feminist theory,
literature by women of color, popular culture, and race and sexuality.
Among her many contributions, she has authored ‘Partly Colored’: Asian
Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South and Betrayal
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Rajini Srikanth serves as the Dean of the Honors College at the Univer-
11:30am-1:00pm sity of Massachusetts, Boston and is Professor of English in the Col-
Elizabethan D lege of Liberal Arts. Her research areas include human rights, American
literature, Asian American literature, comparative race and ethnicities,
MENTORSHIP SESSION: Labors of Love: and pedagogy. Among her many contributions, she recently co-edit-
P4 Structures of Power in the Academy
ed the Cambridge History of Asian American Literature, and authored
Constructing the Enemy: Empathy/Antipathy in U.S. Literature and Law
and The World Next Door: South Asian American Literature and the Idea
“Labors of Love: Structures of Power in the Academy” examines how
of America.
changes to the institutional structures of the academy impact Asian
American Studies and the pathways for faculty professionalization.
Gina Velasco is Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Budget cuts, funding allocations, department mergers, and job openings
Studies at Gettysburg College. Her research examines how gender and
influence the organization of Asian American Studies as an institutional
queer sexuality inform notions of nation, diaspora, and transnational be-
formation, and even regulate the departmental location of scholars in
longing in the context of globalization. Her upcoming book, The Global
Asian American Studies. Tenure-track openings are scarce, and tenure
Filipina Body: Gendered and Sexual Nationalisms in the Filipino Dias-
is difficult to come by. At the same time, universities are relying more on
pora, explores how Filipina/o American performance and media queer
graduate students and contingent faculty to carry the workload. How
the Philippine nation by unsettling the gendered and sexual politics of
do shifts in the academy’s institutional structures affect the professional
popular and state nationalisms.
commitments of scholars in Asian American Studies? Moreover, how
might these changes impact both the cultural production of Asian Amer-
icanist scholars as well as the cultural perception of scholars working in
Asian American Studies?

Leland Tabares is a PhD candidate in English at Penn State. His re-


search focuses on contemporary Asian American literature and culture,
with interests in institutionality, professional labor economies, and
neoliberalism. He previously served as the managing editor for Verge:
Studies in Global Asias (UMN Press), and is currently finishing up his
two-year term as the Student Representative of the Executive Board for
the Association of Asian American Studies. His work has appeared in
Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association.

Shirley Hune studies and has published in the areas of biases, barriers,
and inequities of race, gender, class, and citizenship, notably, Asian
American historiography, Asian American women’s history, Asian Amer-
ican higher education and workplace issues, and politics, policies and
practices pertaining to labor and family migration, internationally and
domestically. She is Professor Emerita (Urban Planning) at UCLA where
she was the Associate Dean for the Graduate Division and Professor
Emerita (Educational Leadership & Policy Studies) at the University of
Washington. Previously, she taught at Hunter College and Medgar Evers
College, CUNY.
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Saturday, March 31
11:30am-1:00pm 2018 EXHIBITORS
Elizabethan C The following presses and organizations will be exhibiting and selling
books and media material and providing information about their
MENTORSHIP SESSION: Labors of Love: organizations:
P9 Teaching Undergrads, Then and Now
Arkipelago Bookstore
This panel invites reflection and discussion on the degree to which our ped- Asian American Curriculum Project
agogies have morphed to meet both the evolving demands of our institu-
Association Book Exhibits
tions, and the changing needs of our students and their communities. Over
time and across various types of programs and institutions, what kinds of Bamboo Ridge Press
labors of love (and resistance) have enabled us to teach undergraduates? Coffee House Press
For example: Do the pressures and expectations of the 21st century neolib- Dalang Press
eral university allow us to pursue the same community-based approach to Duke University Press
teaching that drove Asian American Studies in prior decades? To what ex- Eastwind Books of Berkeley
tent do “Generation Snowflake” students resist or embrace the topics and
Fordham University Press
questions we present to them? What creative solutions have we discovered
for raising consciousness and empowering students? Johns Hopkins University Press
Kaya Press
Karin Aguilar-San Juan has taught Asian/American Studies courses since Kristian Kabuay
1993 at UMass/Boston, Pitzer/Pomona College, UC Irvine, and now Ma- New York University Press
calester College. She edited and introduced The State of Asian America: Pathfinder Press
Activism and Resistance in the 1990s (South End Press 1994).
PM Press
Gina Masequesmay is a sociologist and has been a professor in Asian Rutgers University
American Studies at California State University, Northridge since 2001. Steve Doi Books
She is serving her 6th and last year as Chair and is looking forward to Temple University Press
having back her summer for research. University of California, Los Angeles
University of Hawai‘i Press
Terry K Park is a lecturer in the Asian American Studies Program at the
University of Illinois Press
University of Maryland, College Park. He teaches courses in history,
media, and performance, and oversees publicly engaged projects on oral University of Washington Press
histories and spoken word. Dr. Park has also taught Asian American stud- Vconline
ies at UC Davis, Hunter College, San Quentin State Prison, Miami Univer-
sity, Wellesley College, and Harvard University. The exhibitors will be located in Italian/Colonial.

Xavier Hernandez is the Director of the Asian American and Asian Re- Exhibitor Hours
source and Cultural Center at Purdue University and has taught Asian Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
American Studies courses at Purdue and the University of Illinois, Urba- Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
na-Champaign. He has also received an MA in Asian American Studies Saturday 8:30am-12:00pm
from San Francisco State University.
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TOUR 2
TOURS
Movement Building:
TOUR 1 A Dialogue with Asian American Scholars, Artists and
Activists
Asian American Resistance and Solidarity
in San Francisco Thursday, March 29
6:00pm-8:00pm
Tour and Teach in at the San Francisco “Comfort Women” Memorial Site Jones Bar and Restaurant
620 Jones St, San Francisco 94102
Picnic lunch will follow
Cost: $20
Thursday, March 29
10:30am-1:30pm A social gathering of Asian American scholars, activists, artists and
St. Mary’s Square scholar-activists to exchange ideas on grassroots solidarities beyond
651 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108 allyship on themes such as fighting against anti-Blackness and forging
Asian American political identity that rejects genocidal violence including
Cost $15 white supremacy patriarchy, settler colonialism and wars of aggression.
US war and imperialism have deeply shaped the lives and histories of
The San Francisco “comfort women” memorial is dedicated to the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and in fact, for all Americans and
memory of the hundred thousands of women Japan sexually enslaved peoples around the world. Join us in the movement building work of
during WWII and to eradicating sexual violence and sex trafficking dialogue where we will grapple with the question of what we as APIs can
throughout the world. Come and join activists, educators and other contribute to the project of collective liberation. Designed as an event to
AAAS members as we tour the site and understand the movement to- facilitate conversations with libations among those committed to move-
wards it development. Participants will tour the site at St Mary’s Square ment-building, this off-site, after hours event will honor the creative, the
and will have a picnic lunch at the site. Educators will also hare lesson political and unlocking the potential of Asian American solidarities.
plans on how to incorporate “comfort women” in the study and teaching
of the Asian American experience. They will meet the pan Asian Ameri-
can coalition involved in this movement to remember “comfort women”
including Judge Lillian Sing, Judge Julie Tang, Former Supervisor and
SFSU AAS professor Eric Mar, Historian Tomomi Kinikuwa, and Activ-
ist Miho Kim. Local educator activists including Founder & Executive
Director, Bataan Legacy Historical Society Cecilia Gaerlan; Executive
Director, Education for Social Justice Foundation, Sung Sohn; and Kei
Fischer, Chabot College Professor & Asian Women United will share
lesson plans.

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TOUR 3 TOUR 4

AAAS Fundraiser Exploring AAPI LGBTQ History:


Karaoke with Ku & Yu -- and special guest Valerie Soe A Guided Tour of GLBT Museum with Amy Sueyoshi

Friday, March 30 Saturday, March 31


9:00pm-12:00am 3:00-5:00 PM
Pandora Karaoke & Bar 4127 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
177 Eddy St. San Francisco (5 blocks from conference hotel) http://www.glbthistory.org/museum/

Cost: $10
Cost: $25, excluding drinks
Join us for a guided tour of the GLBT Museum in the heart of the Castro
Whether you are a karaoke pro (or noraebang champion) and have your and explore the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the
#18 song ready to go or a karaoke novice who has only dared to sing gay rights movement and LGBTQ culture and experience. This tour will
alone in the shower, this is your chance to enjoy singing with three kara- be guided by Amy Sueyoshi (San Francisco State University and 2017
oke aficionados,Robert Ku (SUNY Binghamton), Timothy Yu (U Wiscon- SF Pride Community Grand Marshal) and supplemented with a discus-
sin-Madison), and Valerie Soe (SF State University). Come and enjoy a sion on health issues facing the AAPI LGBTQ community by a represen-
fun-filled evening of singing songs, downing drinks, and Asian American tative of Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum. Following the
amiability. Bring your inner Queen Bey or flash back to an 80s classic tour, participants will be able to experience all the museum’s exhibits as
like Flashdance’s “What a Feeling.” If you have ever wanted to experi- well as the Castro neighborhood at their leisure.
ence karaoke but been afraid, this is your chance to do your best Bruno
Mars (or perhaps Freddie Aguilar) impression. You can even try to best All proceeds will benefit AAAS and the GLBT Museum.
Tim’s version of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” or singalong with Robert
of your favorite middle-aged Korean dude tunes like “Soju hanjan” and
“Soesi.” Come karaoke with Ku and Yu like it’s “1999” and “Don’t Stop
Believin.” Remember, a true karaoke experience is not about how well
you carry a tune; it’s about (re)uniting and feeling so good!

All proceeds to benefit AAAS--please consider coming and supporting


the organization that we all love--and you get to sing too!

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Consider the historical context of Wisconsin, from its Progressive-era re-
CALL FOR PAPERS forms enacted in the media and politics, to the inspiring example set by
the University of Wisconsin, Madison’s Teaching Assistants Association,
Sanctuary, Fugitivity, and the recognized as the first graduate student union to win a contract in 1969.
Wisconsin residents know something about the condition of ungovern-
Ungovernable ability, but conservatives have also mobilized to capitalize on the state’s
economic woes. In recent years, Wisconsin has served as the blueprint
2019 Association for Asian American Studies Annual Meeting for eliminating collective bargaining rights for workers, legalizing voter
Madison, Wisconsin suppression, dismantling the welfare state, and reinforcing the police
state. But through it all, those who refuse to governed by the new regime
April 25-27, 2019
have put up fierce resistances. The AAAS 2019 conference in Madison
will include the voices and ideas of grassroots organizations, artists, com-
This conference builds on the urgent political work undertaken in re-
munity service providers, and students who have been building political
sponse to the sustained, and intensified assaults on migrants, refugees,
alternatives in the state and beyond.
workers, the poor, and other groups whose vulnerabilities are marked by
race, gender, sexuality, religion, national origin, and other differences.
With the objectives stated above, we encourage a range of panels and
While covert neoliberal strategies for the rolling back of rights have al-
individual submissions to address the concepts of sanctuary, fugitivity,
ways worked hand in hand with outright violence, this historical moment
and ungovernability. Possible topics include:
is marked by the reach and exercise of arbitrary, brutal state power, di-
rected particular at those who are perceived as outsiders to the imperial
• Refugee lives and/or states of deportation and detention
nation-state. Yet it is also indelibly shaped by the radical acts and dreams
• The politics and cultures of immigrant communities
of those who resist, and who continue to struggle toward a future defined
• Queer and LGBT subjectivities and trans-fugitivity
by social justice. If the state demands subjectivity in the form of outing,
• Sanctuary, fugitivity, or ungovernability in Asian American and
vetting, and registering, how might sanctuary and fugitivity form the basis
Pacific Islander cultural productions, expressive forms of
of new resistances?
culture, or the arts
• Responses to white supremacy and fascism
The notion and practice of sanctuary has emerged as part of the response
• The new cultural front(s) in sport, entertainment, and
to the overt racism and xenophobia that has infused political life. Cities
mass media
have cast themselves in opposition to the national state, churches have
• Education and activism; liberative pedagogies
joined with community and legal groups to advocate for the sanctuary
• Health under states of emergency
as a protected space, artists and writers have countered a climate of
• Resisting Islamophobia
reaction and hatred with representations of resistance and redemption,
• Media practices and projects
and campuses (themselves increasingly fraught spaces) have rallied to
• Crafting sanctuaries in data, methodologies, and other
identify the university and the school as outside the jurisdiction of state
disruptive techniques
policing. In many ways, this sanctuary movement draws on the legacies
• Sanctuaries, sovereignty, and the environment
of the ethnic enclave, the formation of which was built on not only a need
• Historical and contemporary articulations of white supremacy
for community, but for safety against racist law and society. Those who
that have sought to disenfranchise, exclude, and marginalize
seek and make refuge are not powerless victims but agentive outlaws.
Asian/Pacific Islander American communities
They are fugitives who stay on the run as a matter of resistance—from
• Structures and meanings that play instrumental roles in the
Native Americans, to runaway slaves, to the stateless global migrants of
exclusion of Asian/Pacific Islander America at the intersections
today. Sanctuary and fugitivity are the social, cultural, and political prac-
of immigrant, refugee, Muslim, and terror
tices of the ungovernable. They work against and beyond the state—in
• Articulations of white supremacist citizenship that specifically
the end discarding it as a political form through which justice is attainable.
impact LGBTQIA communities in Asian and Pacific Islander
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9:00am-5:30pm
Junior Faculty Workshop

3:00pm-5:00pm
Registration

Wednesday
(Foyer)

thursday
Wednesday,
March 28th, 2018

Friday
Saturday
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7:00am-5:00pm
Registration
(Foyer)

8:00am-9:30am

Wednesday
Resisting the Model Minority in Health: Examining
T1 Underserved Asian American Populations, Health, and
Wellness
(Georgian)
Chair: Eileen Chia-Ching Fung, University of San Francisco
Discussant: Genevieve Leung, University of San Francisco
Presenters:
Edith Chen, California State University, Northridge - Is
Assimilation Costing Asian Americans their Health?:
Type 2 diabetes in California’s Asian American

thursday
Populations
Evelyn Y. Ho, University of San Francisco - A Pilot
Randomized Control Trial of Integrative (Biomedicine +

Thursday,
Chinese Medicine) Nutritional Counseling For Chinese
Americans With Type 2 Diabetes
Grace J. Yoo, San Francisco State University - Asian
American health: The possibilities of Dyadic Research
Mai Nhung Le, San Francisco State University - National

March 29th, 2018


Study of Cancer Needs Among Asian Americans &
Pacific Islanders in The United States

Friday
Asian Americans as Agents of Change: Psychological
T2 Perspectives on Social Activism, Model Minority
Stereotypes, and Resiliency
(Borgia)
Chair: Jasmine Ueng-McHale, Princeton University
Presenters:
Jasmine Ueng-McHale, Princeton University - Asian
American Otherness and Threats to Belonging:

Saturday
Defenses, Costs, and New Potential in Becoming
‘Woke’
Kevin L. Nadal, John Jay College and City University of
New York - Integrating Social Justice Activism in
Professional Practice: A Call for Asian American
Scientist-Practitioner-Activists
Christine Isana Garcia, University of California, San
Francisco - Finding Voice as a Tool for Change in the
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Forging Fierce Alliances & Radical Compassion through Inter- and Intra-group Alliances: Filipinxs in Hawai’i
T3 Creative Community-Based Pedagogy T6 (Elizabethan D)
(Elizabethan A) Chair: Roderick Labrador, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Chair: Amanda Solomon Amorao, University of California, San Discussant: Jonathan Okamura, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Diego Presenters:
Participants: Maharaj Desai, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa - Youth

Wednesday
Erina Alejo, Galing Bata Bilingual Program Participatory Action Research in an Urban Honolulu
Anthony Kim, Williams College High School
Lily Ann Villaraza, City College of San Francisco Demiliza Saramosing, University of California, Los
Candace Custodio-Tan, Asian Solidarity Collective Angeles - The Kalihi Valley Instructional Bicycle
Exchange (KVIBE) Program, Nakem Pedagogy, and the
Hawai‘i and Asian America: Coalitions and Contentions Emergence of a Kalihi Place-Based Resistance
T4 (Elizabethan B) Shannon Cristobal, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa -
Chair & Discussant: Courtney Sato, Yale University Decolonizing Food for the Soul: Stories & Social
Presenters: Biographies through Filipino Foodways In Hawai’i
Courtney Sato, Yale University - “Crossroads of the Kathleen Corpuz, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa -

thursday
Pacific”: “Asia/America” and the Pan-Pacific Movement Assessing Current Tobacco and Electronic Smoking
Corey Johnson, Stanford University - Letters from the Device or Vape Use Among Filipinos in Hawai’i
Edge of the World
Ashanti Shih, Yale University - From Kalama to California: Embracing West Asia (the Middle East) in Asian American
Native Hawaiians and ‘Local’ Asians in an Emerging T7 Identity in Media Representations
Asian American Identity (Essex)
Chair: Sabereh Kashi, Woven Multimedia
(Re)Writing Resistance: Performing Asian/American Identity Presenters:
T5 (Elizabethan C) Raeshma Razvi, Silkworm Media & Consulting
Chair: Katie Quan, City College of San Francisco I. Adele Ray, Berkeley City College

Friday
Presenters: Jennifer Crystal Chien, Re-Present Media
Yu-Hui (Amy) Lin, University of California, Berkeley -
“Not Your Model Minority, Not Your Dreamer”: Racial Ecologies: Building Alliances Between Ethnic and
Undocumented Asians and Insurgent Practices in T8 Environmental Studies
Building an Inclusive Migrant Justice Movement (Oxford)
Katie Quan, City College of San Francisco - The Art of Chair: Aimee Bahng, Pomona College
Resistance: Creating a Collaborative Zine within the Participants:
Classroom Yu-Fang Cho, Miami University
Eugene Gambol, San Francisco State University - Julie Sze, University of California, Davis

Saturday
The Unfinished Philippine Revolution and US Empire Ashely Cheyemi McNeil, Georgia State University &
David Pham, University of California, Berkeley - Neoliberal Johannes Gutenberg University
Disavowal in the Formation of “Racial Scapegoats” LeiLani Nishime, University of Washington
Kim Hester Williams, Sonoma State University
Sunny Chan, University of Wisconsin

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Martial Law Memory-Work: Archiving the Marcos Era as a Straight A’s: Querying Asian American Academic
T9 Filipino American Praxis T11
Achievement
(Victorian) (Bristol)
Chair & Discussant: Josen Diaz, University of San Diego Chair: Christine Yano, University of Hawaii at Mānoa
Presenters: Participants:
Nerissa Balce, Stony Brook University - Fashion and Franklin Odo, Amherst College

Wednesday
Fascism: On Bongbong Marcos’ Photographs Shannen Kim, University of California, San Francisco
Joi Barrios-Leblanc, University of California, Berkeley - Park Jeannie, Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance
Transforming Horror and Rumor into Humor: Notes on Helen Zhao, Pinterest
the Play, “Ilocula, the Ilocanong Dracula,” and the
Politics of Memory Solidarity and Resistance: Challenges for Asian American
Mark John Sanchez, University of Illinois, Urbana- T12
Studies in Asia
Champaign - Fighting through Faith and Law: (Cambridge)
International Opposition to the Marcos Dictatorship in Chair: Guy Beauregard, National Taiwan University
the 1980s Discussant: Mark Chiang, University of Illinois at Chicago
Thea Quiray Tagle, University of Washington, Bothell - Participants:

thursday

Revolution from the Center: Psychogeographies of Hsiu-chuan Lee, National Taiwan Normal University
Martial Law Guy Beauregard, National Taiwan University
Y-Dang Troeung, City University of Hong Kong
Reinforcing and Reimagining Fierce Alliances: A Gayle Sato, Meiji University
T10
Conversation between Asian American Filmmakers and
Educators Literary Authors Championing Resistance and Activism
(Yorkshire) T13
(Sussex)
Chair: Lori Lopez, University of Wisconsin Madison Chair: Rajini Srikanth, University of Massachusetts Boston
Participants: Presenters:
Valerie Soe, San Francisco State University Calvin Cheung-Miaw, Stanford University - Identity

Friday
Eve Oishi, Claremont Graduate University Politics? Reading Solidarity in Karen Tei Yamashita’s
Grace Lee, Independent Filmmaker I Hotel
Curtis Chin, Independent Filmmaker Yuki Obayashi, University of California, Santa Cruz -
Tad Nakamura, Independent Filmmaker Godzilla’s Transnational Resistance in Karen Tei
Robin Lung, Independent Filmmaker Yamashita’s GiLArex (1992)
Peter Feng, University of Delaware Alex Ramos, New York University - Performance and
Konrad Ng, Shangri La Museum for Islamic Art, Culture & Spatial Politics in Karen Tei Yamashita’s I Hotel
Design Audrey Wu Clark, United States Naval Academy -
Anita Chang, CSU East Bay Younghill Kang and 1930s Activism

Saturday
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Race and Politics in Hawaii Queer Critiques and Asian American Representation
T14
(Olympic) T17
(Borgia)
Chair: John Rosa, University of Hawaii at Mānoa Chair: Jason Coe, Hong Kong University
Presenters: Presenters:
Ngoc Phan, Hawaii Pacific University - Re-examining Therese “Cathy” Irwin, University of La Verne - “Angelic
Hawaiian Statehood: The Impact of Race on Voter Dykes without the Leather”: Articulating Queer Racial

Wednesday
Turnout Crossing in Willyce Kim’s Eating Artichokes
Jonathan Okamura, University of Hawai’i - Raced to Ray San Diego, University of California, Irvine - Gay Geek
Death: Racial Injustice in 1920s Hawai’i Socialities and 8-bit Aesthetics: H.P. Mendoza Queers
Amy Nishimura, University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu - From the Asian Art Museum
Barbed Wire to Imagined Walls: Honouliuli, Spaces of Sang Keun Yoo, University of California, Riverside -
Containment, and Modern Military Ownership Epistemology of The Transnational Closet: Shyam
John Rosa, University of Hawaii at Mānoa - Dr. Martin Selvadurai’s The Hungry Ghosts
Luther King, Jr., Hawai‘i, and the Struggle for Civil Rights Martin Ponce, Ohio State University - Asian American
Reid Uratani, University of Minnesota - Asian Settler Lesbian Discourse and Queer of Color Critique
Abstraction and Administrative Aloha Libby Kao, Independent Scholar - Queering Productivities

thursday
of Desire: The Model Minority Myth in Don Lee’s Yellow
8:30am-5:00pm
Exhibitors Photographic Contestation: Exposing Asian American
(Italian/Colonial)
T18
Representations
(Elizabethan A)
Presenters:
10:00am-11:30am Christina Ayson, University of Hawaii, Mānoa -
Finding KUKAN Re-Raiding the Asian Art Museum: Stephanie Syjuco’s
T15
(Grand Ballroom) Digital Remappings in “Raiders”
Presenter: Joon Hye Park, University of California, Los Angeles -

Friday
Robin Lung, Nested Egg Productions, LLC The Body as a Contact Zone : Tseng Kwong Chi’s
East Meet West
Noble Deeds by Average People: Reflections on Their Michelle Yee, University of California, Santa Cruz -
T16
Possible Motives and Finding Reasons for Us All to Answer Through the Lens: Frank Matsura and Binh Danh’s
the Call Photographs of the American West
(Georgian)
Chair: Kathlyn Quan, Asian American Curriculum Project, Inc. SEAAsters in the Struggle: Experiences of Southeast Asian
Presenters: T19
American Womxn in Graduate School
Philip Chin, Community Activist (Elizabethan B)

Saturday
Anthony Oertel, Mitchell and Mitchell Insurance Agency Chair: Latana Thaviseth, University of California, Los Angeles
Shizue Seigel, Community Activist Participants:
Vanessa Na, Indiana University, Bloomington
Jacqueline Mac, Indiana University, Bloomington
Varaxy Yi, Indiana University, Bloomington
Malaphone Phommasa, University of California, Santa
Barbara

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Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander-Serving I’d Like to Keep It On: Un-masc-ing Undocumented and
T20
Institutions (AANAPISI) funded programs: Sharing Best T23
Queer Civic Engagement
Practices (Essex)
(Elizabethan C) Presenters:
Presenters: James Huynh, University of California, Los Angeles -
Grace Yoo, San Francisco State University Yes, I Do: Civic Engagement and Health of Gay Asian

Wednesday
Karen Su, University of Illinois at Chicago American Males Post-Marriage Equality
Irving Ling, University of California, San Francisco -
Theorizing More-than-human Asian American Solidarity: On Hearing the Call: Assessing the Health Needs of
T21
Transpacific Marine Plastic Waste Undocumented API Youth in Northern California
(Elizabethan D) Peterson Pham, California State University, Fullerton -
Chair: Tina Y. Chen, Pennsylvania State University Progress built on Pride: What is the effect of
Discussant: Erin M. Suzuki, University of California, San Diego homophobia in communities of color on the level of civic
Presenters: engagement for LGBTQ API individuals?
Chad Shomura, University of Colorado, Denver - Plastic
Assemblages, or Asian Pacific American Solidarities in a Kin and Accomplices: The Space of Family for Anti-Racist

thursday
More-than-Human World T24
Resistance
Michelle N. Huang, Northwestern University - (Oxford)
Asian/American Assimilation as Racial Intoxication Chair: Katelyn Hancock, University of California, Los Angeles
Yi-Ting Chang, Pennsylvania State University - Presenters:
Transpacific Interrelationality in Wu Ming-Yi’s The Man Katelyn Hancock, University of California, Los Angeles -
with the Compound Eyes Toward the Ends of Empire: Reproductive Justice and
Transnational Adoption
Visualizing Canada at 150: A Special Issue of Asian Tiffany Wang-Su Tran, University of California, Los
T22
Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas Angeles - Queering Trauma: Trauma Transmission
(Hampton) among Non-Traditional Chinese-Vietnamese Families

Friday
Chair: Chris Lee, University of British Columbia Lan Nguyen, University of California, Los Angeles -
Participants: Prison Kinships: Interethnic Solidarities Against the
Nadine Attewell, McMaster University Prison Industrial Complex
Eleanor Ty, Wilfrid Laurier University A. Paul Mendoza, University of California, Los Angeles -
Glenn Deer, University of British Columbia Decolonizing the Family Unit: Colonial Mentality Across
Victoria Nolte, Carleton University Generations
Rusaba Alam, University of British Columbia
Marissa Largo, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
& University of Toronto

Saturday
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Asian American Hip Hop Musical Autobiographies ROUNDTABLE: ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER
T25
(Victorian) T27
THEME STUDY FROM NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Chair: Brian Chung, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (Ascot)
Discussant: Rod Labrador, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Chair: Franklin Odo, Amherst College
Presenters: Participants:
Kenneth Chan, Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles - Rick Baldoz, Oberlin College

Wednesday
“Bad Gal” and the “Bad Refugee”: Reading Neoliberal Catherine Ceniza Choy, University of California Berkeley
Critique and Refugee Narratives through Honey Milton Chen, George Lucas Educational Foundation
Cocaine’s “Bad Gal” Amy Crain, California State Historic Preservation Office
Genevieve Leung, University of San Francisco - ABC and Gail Dubrow, University of Minnesota Minneapolis
Hong Kong Superstar: MC Jin and Contemporary Erika Lee, University of Minnesota
Cantonese Heritage Language and Identity Dawn Mabalon, San Francisco State University
David Goldberg, University of Hawaii at Mānoa - Life and Michelle Magalong, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans
Living in The Ocean of Sound: An Object-Oriented in Historic Preservation
Methodology for Encountering Rap Music Konrad Ng, Executive Director, Shangri La Museum of
Islamic Art, Culture & Design

thursday
Seats at the Table: The Intersections of Asian Pacific Rajini Srikanth, University of Massachusetts Boston
T26
Islander Food Cultures Barbara Wyatt, National Historic Landmarks, National
(Yorkshire) Park Service
Presenters: Ji-Yeon Yuh, Northwestern University
Jane Wong, Western Washington University - Poetry at the
Table: The Creative Intersections of Food and Language Science Fiction and the Asian American Imaginary
as Activism T28
(Bristol)
Mark Villegas, Franklin & Marshall - Hip Hop Flavor in the Chair: Andrea Louie, Michigan State University
Filipino Food Movement Presenters:
Christopher Santiago, University of St. Thomas - Christopher Shinn, Georgetown University -

Friday
“You’re Putting Too Much In”: Overstuffed Lumpia and Decoding Ted Chiang’s Sci-Fi Matrix: Quantum Reality
Sterephonic Space in The Gangster of Love and the Physics of Logocentrism
Oliver Wang, California State University, Long Beach - Donna Tong, Fu Jen Catholic University -
Live at the China Royal: A Funky Ode to the Chow Whitewashing and the Prostheticization of Race in
Mein Sandwich Ghost in the Shell
Tim Yamamura, Northern Arizona University -
“Test Subjects” and the Making of the Model Minority:
On the Representation of Japanese Americans in the
Science Fiction of the Pacific War

Saturday
Thaomi Michelle Dinh, University of Washington -
A Call to Responsibility in Time Travel Narratives

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Multicultural and Transnational Korea: The Dynamics of Messages from Beyond (the First Book): Scholarly Writing at
T29
Gender, Family, Migration, and Legality T31
the Mid-Career Level
(Cambridge) (Olympic)
Chair: Se Hwa Lee, University at Albany Chair: Minh-Ha Pham, Pratt Institute
Presenters: Participants:
Se Hwa Lee, University at Albany - Legality and Citizenship Gayatri Gopinath, New York University

Wednesday
as Critical Resources of Middle-class Korean Grace Hong, University of California, Los Angeles
Transnational Migrant Women in the United States Homay King, Bryn Mawr College
Gowoon Jung, University at Albany - The Making of Sarita See, University of California, Riverside
Multicultural Korea: Evangelical Protestant Women’s Courtney Berger, Duke University Press
Perception of Ethnic Migrants
Eunsil Oh, Harvard University - English Kindergarten: 11:45am-12:45pm
Creating Global Space in Urban Korea and Unequal Southeast Asian American Section
Motherhoods SC1
(Georgian)
Soomin Kim, Stanford University - Shaping the
Multicultural Family on Confucian Ideals: A Case Study

thursday
from the Multicultural Family Support Center Religion Section
Myungjeol Preparation SC2
(Borgia)

Indigeneity and Filipinx/American Studies Part II: Mapping Scholar Activist Section
T30
Intersections through Space and Time SC3
(Elizabethan A)
(Sussex)
Chair: Robert Diaz, University of Toronto
Presenters: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Joseph Ruanto-Ramirez, University of California San MIXED MATCH - When Race is a Matter of Life or Death,
Diego - The (re)Haunting of Marlon Fuente’s Bontac T32
Documentary Film

Friday
Eulogy from an Igorot American Perspective (Grand Ballroom)
Adrian De Leon, University of Toronto - “Maybe One Day Presenter:
You Will See My Igorot Friends”: Insurgent Ethnologies Jeff Chiba Stearns, Director/Producer Mixed Match
and Their Limits in Isabelo de los Reyes and Athena Mari Asklipiadis, Producer/Founder Mixed Marrow
Carlos Bulosan
May Farrales, University of Northern British Columbia -
The Race to Indigeneity: Rethinking Claims to Filipinx
Indigeneity on Stolen Lands

Saturday
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Intellectual Migration in the Pacific Rim: Higher Education Fierce Alliances for a New Academia: Remembering,
T33
and Skilled Migration T35
Rebelling, and Rebuilding
(Olympic) (Borgia)
Chair: Min Zhou, University of California, Los Angeles Chair: Wei Ming Dariotis, San Francisco State University
Presenters: Participants:
Huping Ling, Truman State University - Transnational Kieu Linh Valverde, University of California, Davis

Wednesday
Migration, Globalization, and Chinese Female Students Shirley Hune, University of Washington, Seattle
1880s-2010s Vivian Chin, Mills College
Wei Li, Arizona State University - Intellectual Migration and Cindy Nhi Huynh, Evergreen College
Implication: Evidence from Chinese Student Migration Eliza Noh, California State University, Fullerton
Linling Gao-Miles, Washington University in St. Louis -
Negotiating Transnational Mobility among Chinese Pass It Around: Voices From the 2001 Asian Pacific Islander
Students in Australia T36
American Spoken Word & Poetry Summit
Min Zhou, University of California, Los Angeles - (Elizabethan A)
Hyper-Selectivity and Unintended Social Consequences Participants:
of Skilled Migration Terry Park, University of Maryland, College Park

thursday
Yining Tan, Arizona State University - Mobilities of Skilled Anida Yoeu Ali, University of Washington, Bothell
Professionals from the Global North to the Global South Bao Phi, The Loft Literacy Center
Misha Garg, University of California, Los Angeles - Beau Sia
Education from a Gender and Development Perspective Emily P. Lawsin, University of Michigan
in India and Korea Jane Kim, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Jason Bayani, Kearny Street Workshop
In Solidarity, We Build Resistance: Fierce Alliances, Past and Robert Karimi, University of Southern California
T34
Present Nancy Yep, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.
(Georgian) Oliver Wang, California State University, Long Beach
Chair: Tracy Lai, Seattle Central College

Friday
Presenters: Solidarity and Resistance in Campus Activism: A
Cindy Domingo, Independent Scholar and Board chair of T37
Roundtable Discussion with Student Activists and Faculty
Legacy for Equality, Leadership & Organizing (LELO) - (Elizabethan B)
A Time to Rise, Collective Memoirs of the Union of Chair: Jinny Huh, University of Vermont
Democratic Filipinos (KDP) Participants:
Kim Geron, California State University, East Bay - Keva Bui, University of California, San Diego
Statewide Campus Organizing Teofanny Saragi, University of California, San Diego
Michael Liu, University of Massachusetts Boston - Betsy Huang, Clark University
Citywide Alliances Jennifer Ho, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Saturday
Tracy Lai, Seattle Central College - 25 Years Strong, the
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
Lucia Lin, Chinese Progressive Association -
Fierce Alliances, Chinese Progressive Association
(San Francisco)

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Transnational West Asian Art, Performance, and Politics Activism Across Diverse Communities: Advocating for
T38
(Elizabethan C) T40
Immigrant & Veteran Rights to Quality Educational Programs
Presenters: and Services-Bilingual Reform Movement
Heather Rastovac Akbarzadeh, Stanford University - (Hampton)
Transaction, Temporality, and Queer Relationality: Amir Chair: Yvonne Lau, O-H Community Partners; Chinese American
Baradaran’s Marry Me to the End of Love Service League

Wednesday
Nilgun Bayraktar, California College of the Arts - Presenters:
Spectrality and Agency in Artistic Engagements with Yvonne Lau, O-H Community Partners; Chinese
Refugee Im/mobilities American Service League - 44 years Post-Lau v.
Kathy Zarur, California College of the Arts - Nichols: Still Fighting for Language Equity and Access
Challenging Institutions: Contemporary Art from SWANA Manuel Medina, City Colleges of Chicago - Forging
and its Diasporas Alliances and Collaborations between Asian and Latino
Meiver De la Cruz, Oberlin College - Becoming Communities to be More Empowered and Better
“Contemporary”: Islam as Aesthetic in/and Western Advocate for Educational and Political Advancements in
Concert Dance their Communities
Thomas Szymanek, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs -

thursday
Fictions of Dictatorship & the Afterlives of Martial Law Embracing Diversity & Inclusion: Building Bridges Across
T39
(Elizabethan D) Communities - A Case Study from the Department of
Chair: Christine Bacareza Balance, University of California, Irvine Veterans Affairs
Presenters:
Josen Diaz, University of San Diego - The City of Man and Sustainable Service Learning and Community-Engagement
Manila Noir T41
Best Policies and Practices
Christine Bacareza Balance, University of California, (Essex)
Irvine - “Horror Has a Face”: Apocalypse Now and Chair & Discussant: ManChui Leung, University of Washington
Making Sense of Martial Law Presenters:
Jason Magabo Perez, California State University, San Edith Chen, California State University, Northridge -

Friday
Bernardino - Pursuing the Ghosts of Macoy: On Martial Teaching Asian Americans and Health, Research and
Law and Transnational State Violence Community Organizing: Developing Service-Learning
Lucy San Pablo Burns, University of California, Los Opportunities on Campus
Angeles - Fictions of Dictatorship: Literary and other Russell Jeung, San Francisco State University - Creating
Artful Lies Against State-Sponsored Violence an University Institutional-Culture for Community
Engagement
ManChui Leung, University of Washington - Who’s
Benefiting from Community-Academic partnerships?
Hard Lessons Learned from Community and Student

Saturday
perspectives
Karen Umemoto, University of California, Los Angeles/
University of Hawaii at Mānoa - Integrating Engaged
Learning and Applied Scholarship: The Case of Juvenile
Justice Reform in Hawaii

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Bad Girls, Bad Asians: Femme Abjection, Queer Negativity, Re-imagining (the) Work in/of Literature I
T42
and the Bonds of Shame T44
(Yorkshire)
(Oxford) Chair: Mai-Linh Hong, Bucknell University
Chair: Hentyle Yapp, New York University Presenters:
Presenters: Amy Lee, University of California, Berkeley - From the
Crystal Mun-hye Baik, University of California, Riverside Opium Wars to the Opiate Epidemic: Managing

Wednesday
Mila Zuo, Oregon State University Exploitation in the Asian American Novel
Summer Kim Lee, Dartmouth College - Femme Waste: Leah Milne, University of Indianapolis - The Work of
Gross Acts in Jenny Zhang’s Sour Heart and Trisha Reading, or Labor and Authorship in Filipino American
Low’s The Compleat Purge Literature
Vivian L. Huang, Williams College - A Question of Susan Thananopavarn, Duke University - “Wake up
Appearance: Kathy Change, Soomi Kim, and Asian now!” Entanglement, Labor, and Resistance in Ruth
Femme Study Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being
Patricia Chu, George Washington University - “How Can
Asian-Indigenous Alliances: Settler Colonial Critique and the the Japanese American Speak?”: Ozeki’s A Tale for the
T43
Possibilities of Solidarity Time Being and the Intellectual Labors of Interpreting

thursday
(Victorian) Japanese Wartime History
Chair: Marie Lo, Portland State University
Discussant: Sarita Eschavez See, University of California, Asian American Feminisms Caucus: Roundtable on Feminist
Riverside T45
Mentoring and Self Care
Presenters: (Ascot)
Nitasha Tamar Sharma, Northwestern University - On Chair: Jinah Kim, California State University, Northridge
Being an Ethical Settler/Visitor to Hawai‘i: Practice, Participants:
Pedagogy, Politics Anne Joh, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Marie Lo, Portland State University - “The Specters of Jinah Kim, California State University, Northridge
Colonialism”: Indigeneity and Chang-rae Lee’s Donna J. Nicol, California State University, Dominguez Hill

Friday
Native Speaker Jennifer A. Yee, California State University, Fullerton
Yu-Fang Cho, Miami University - “No Body Wants My Mignonette Chiu, Hunter, City University of New York
Brain”: Performing Asian-Indigenous Connection in
Karen Tei Yamashita’s “Call Me Ishimaru” Representing Asian Americans Through Photography
Iyko Day, Mount Holyoke College - T46
and Film
Settler Colonialism’s Hiroshima (Bristol)
Chair: C.N. Le, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Presenters:
C.N. Le, University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Enlarging

Saturday
the Image: Asian American Activism Against
Whitewashing in Hollywood Movies
Ramona Curry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -
Chinatown’s Modern Image Broker: Pioneering San
Francisco Photographer and Film Exhibitor Fong Get
Jenny Lee, University of California, Los Angeles -
Token Asians: Asian Americans in Primetime and
Streaming TV
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Challenging U.S. Empire 2:45pm-4:15pm
T47
(Cambridge) PRESIDENTIAL SESSION: Back to the Future:
Chair: Falu Bakrania, San Francisco State University P1
Undergraduate Student Activism for Asian American Studies
Presenters: Past and Present
Laura Wright, University of Connecticut - Locating the (Borgia)
Inequalities of Empire: Sabina Murray and American Moderator: Lawrence-Minh Bủi Davis

Wednesday
Colonialism Participants:
Ryanson Ku, University of California, Irvine - Sublimations of Emily Dong, Cornell University
the Trauma of Empire Justin Kim, Northwestern University
Malini Schueller, University of Florida - Affecting Aya Fujita, Wellesley College
MacArthur’s Children: Archives of US Tutelary Noah Kim, College of William and Mary
Colonialism and Masahiro Shinoda’s Films about Kevin Park, Hunter College, City University of New York
Occupation Japan Ryan Verano, University of Connecticut
Joseph Han, University of Hawaiʻi - Demilitarizing
South Korea: The Spirit of Gwangju Uprising in A Taxi Meet a Professor I
Driver and Han Kang’s Human Acts

thursday
(Essex)

Queer/Trans* of Color Critique in Asian American Studies Reclaiming the Adoption Narrative in Asian American Poetry
T48
(Sussex) T49
(Grand Ballroom)
Chair: Chris A. Eng, Syracuse University Presenters:
Presenters: Leah Silvieus
Jian Chen, The Ohio State University - Trans of Color Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello
Jacob R. Lau, University of California, Irvine - Temporality Tiana Nobile
Tina Takemoto, California College of the Arts, San Ansley Moon
Francisco - Speculation
Chandan Reddy, University of Washington - Emerging Higher Education Scholarship on Asian American

Friday
Administrative Power T50
and Pacific Islander Student Activism
Jina B. Kim, Smith College - Crip (Georgian)
Martin F. Manalansan IV, University of Illinois at Urbana- Chair: Samuel Museus, Indiana University
Champaign - Dwelling Discussant: Tracy Lachica Buenavista, California State
University, Northridge
Presenters:
Samuel Museus, Indiana University - Becoming an Asian
American Activist in the Midwest
Jacqueline Mac, Indiana University Bloomington -

Saturday
Disrupting the Script: Asian American Womxn in Racial
Justice Activism
Natasha Saelua, Indiana University Bloomington -
“Have Not Decided” - Exploring AAPI Student
Activism Behaviors
Layhannara Tep, University of California, Los Angeles -
From Activist to Advocate: Nurturing Southeast Asian
Student Activism at UCLA
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Lessons from Unfinished WWII Justice Struggles: Queer Intergenerational Alliances
T51
Rendition of Japanese Latin Americans and “Comfort T55
(Hampton)
Women” Sex Slavery Chair: Chandan Reddy, University of Washington
(Elizabethan A) Discussant: Stephen Sohn, University of California, Riverside
Participants: Presenters:
Phyllis Kim, Korean American Forum of California Chris A. Eng, Syracuse University - Theory Is—Not—a

Wednesday
Gwyn Kirk, Women for Genuine Security Luxury: Generating Queer Extravagance in the
Eric Mar, San Francisco State University “‘(Pre-)Post’ Period” of Asian American Studies
Kathy Masaoka, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress Andrew Way Leong, Northwestern University -
David Monkawa, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress Generation and Genus-Being: The Queerness of Grace
Grace Shimizu, Campaign For Justice: Redress NOW For Lee Boggs’ Revolutionary Hegelianism
Japanese Latin Americans! Wendy Allison Lee, Skidmore College - Fierce Creatures:
Queer Inhuman Alliances and Asian Americanist
Placing Ourselves: Theoretical and pedagogical approaches Hitchcock
T52
to Asian American Studies from Multiracial Perspectives Douglas S. Ishii, Northwestern University - I Ate Opium:
(Elizabethan B) Transnational Tears and Lateral Diasporas

thursday
Chair: Alejandro T. Acierto, Michigan State University
Participants: Countering Settler Colonial Territoriality: Asian Complicity
Wei Ming Dariotis, San Francisco State University T56
and Practices of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples
Myra Washington, University of New Mexico (Oxford)
Kent A. Ono, University of Utah Chair: Quynh Nhu Le, University of South Florida
Laura Kina, DePaul University Presenters:
Dean Saranillio, New York University - Theatricality of the
Organizing Resistance in Higher Education Settler State: How the Settler State Steals its Shape
T53
(Elizabethan C) Sam Ikehara, University of Southern California -
Chair: Kim Geron, California State University East Bay Old and New Stars, Old and New Frontiers:Transpacific

Friday
Participants: Extraction and Dispossession in Hawai‘i
Robyn Rodriguez, University of California, Davis Kara Hisatake, University of California, Santa Cruz -
Loan Dao, University of Massachusetts Boston Pidgin Solidarity in Milton Murayama’s All I Asking
Kent Wong, University of California, Los Angeles for Is My Body
Calvin Cheung-Miaw, Stanford University Christine Yao, University of British Columbia -
Yu-Hui (Amy) Lin, University of California, Berkeley History-Bending: Animating Asian/American Encounters
with Indigeneity in Avatar: The Last Airbender
Thriving at Mid-Career
T54
(Elizabethan D)

Saturday
Chair: Carolyn Chen, University of California, Berkeley
Participants:
Tamara Ho, University of California, Riverside
Khyati Joshi, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Sharon Suh, Seattle University

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Two stories of departure as entry points into teaching the Asian American Students Resisting Social Injustice and
T57
history of Japanese American incarceration during WWII T59
Criminalization
(Victorian) (Ascot)
Chair: Jason Matsumoto, Full Spectrum Features Chair: Monisha Das Gupta, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Presenters: Presenters:
Jason Matsumoto, Full Spectrum Features - Producing Emily Raymundo, Dartmouth College - The Student, the

Wednesday
“The Orange Story”: Building Empathy “Out-of-the-Box” Terrorist, and the Monster: John Yoo’s Torture Memos
Erika Street Hopman, ChavoBart Digital Media - Directing Saunjuhi Verma, Rutgers, The State University of New
and adapting “The Orange Story” as an Educational Tool Jersey - The School To Deportation Pipeline: The
Karen Su, University of Illinois at Chicago - “The Little Girl Criminalization Of Asian Americans and Latinx Immigrant
in the Photo”: Using Children’s Picture Books in the Students Within The School System
Classroom Jenny Banh, California State University, Fresno -
The Case of the Disappearing SE Asian American Male
Cultural Production as/and Activism: Beyond Asian in Higher Education: Reason and Policy
T58
American Visibility on Television, Video, and Spoken Words Recommendations to Reverse the Trend
Tu-Uyen Nguyen, California State University, Fullerton -

thursday
(Yorkshire)
Chair: Derek Lu, University of Southern California Student Assets and Activism: Developing University-
Presenters: Community Partnerships to Encourage Youth
Derek Lu, University of Southern California - The Ling Educational Engagement and Alliances
Thing: On Ally McBeal, Asian American Spectators, and
Representation Beyond Identification Filipino American Women Organizing in the 1970s and
Teraya Paramehta, University of Southern California - T60
1980s: Sharing lessons with present and future activists
Fear of Loss: Parallel Narratives of Post-9/11 and Black (Bristol)
Lives Matter Artivism in Suheir Hammad’s “First Writing Chair: Mila De Guzman, Philippine Writers and Artists, Inc.
Since” and Jessica Edwards’ “black. Anathema.” Presenters:
Mitchell Lee, University of California, Los Angeles - Cindy Domingo, Legacy of Equality, Leadership, and

Friday
“I Want To Be What My Body Wants Me To Be”: Abject Organizing
Bodies and the Constraints of Racial Performance in Lillian Galedo, Filipinos Advocates for Justice
Mitski’s Music Videos Estella Habal, San Jose State University

Saturday
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Producing Korean America Collaboration, Silence, and Defiance in Asian American
T61
(Cambridge) T63
Education
Chair: Rachael Joo, Middlebury College (Olympic)
Discussant: Ju Yon Kim, Harvard University Chair: Genevieve Leung, University of San Francisco
Presenters: Presenters:
Miliann Kang, University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Genevieve Leung, University of San Francisco - Same

Wednesday
Have Koreans Created an “Ethnic Caste System”? but Different: A Flexible Cultural Capital Conversion
Critiquing New York Times Coverage of the Nail Salon Perspective on Asian American English Teachers in
Industry Taiwan
S. Heijin Lee, New York University - Gender, Beauty and Dom Magwili, California State University, Fullerton -
Plastic Surgery: Towards a Transnational Korean/ WHO DO YOU THINK THEY THINK WE ARE? – Subtle
American Studies Approach strategies for Subversive Teaching
Jinwon Kim, Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Phillip Pang, Amherst College -
Hallyu and Korean America: Transnational Connections Illegible Silences: Speaking Asian American Injury in
through Cultural Consumption in New York City Law and Higher Education
Robert Ku, Binghamton University - Is that Kimchi in My Jennifer Wang, Brown University - Race, Citizenship, and

thursday
Taco? A Vision of Korean American Food in One Bite the Liberal Arts in Asian American “Education Plots”

Deja Vu All Over Again: Challenges to Institutionalizing 4:30pm-6:00pm


T62
Asian American Studies MENTORSHIP SESSION -- Labors of Love: Asian American
(Sussex)
Chair: John Cheng, Binghamton University
P2
Studies, Looking Back & Looking Forward
(Borgia)
Presenters: Moderator: Leland Tabares, Pennsylvania State University
John Cheng, Binghamton University - Asian American Participants:
Studies in a Department of Asian and Asian Leslie Bow, University of Wisconsin-Madison
American Studies

Friday
Kent A. Ono, University of Utah
Naoko Shibusawa, Brown University - Wrestling with Pawan Dhingra, Tufts University
Non-Black Privilege: Asian American Studies and
#BlackLivesMatter And They Came for Us, Documentary film
Josephine Park, University of Pennsylvania - T79
(Grand Ballroom)
Good Work, Bad Program Presenters:
Ji-Yeon Yuh, Northwestern University - Asian American Don Tamaki, Asian Law Caucus
Studies at Northwestern University Helen Zia, Author and Activist
Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, University of Connecticut -
Planned Obsolescence, Strategic Resistance: Asian

Saturday
American Studies and the Neoliberal University

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“Comfort Women” Justice Movements and the Being Hindu in North America in an Age of Trump
T64
Trans Pacific Imperialism T67
(Elizabethan C)
(Georgian) Chair: Stanley Thangaraj, City College of New York
Presenters: Discussant: Jerry Park, Baylor University
Tomomi Kinukawa, San Francisco State University - Presenters:
“Comfort Women” Justice Movements and the Rupa Pillai, Tufts University - After The ICEmen Cometh:

Wednesday
Undercommons of the Trans Pacific Empires Rethinking Indo-Caribbean Hindu Temples in Trump’s
Wesley Ueunten, San Francisco State University - America
The Comfort Woman Issue from an Okinawan Himanee Gupta-Carlson, SUNY Empire State College -
Diasporic Perspective: Connecting the Dots in Hatred of the “Hindu”: Historic Links to Current Violence
Trans Pacific Imperialism Khyati Joshi, Fairleigh-Dickinson University - From the
Trenches: Community Formation Through Religious
Asian American Youth Cultures, Community, and Identity, Migration, Race and Politics
T65
Intersectionality Sailaja Krishnamurti, St Mary’s University, Halifax -
(Elizabethan A) Race, Religion and Politics: Rethinking Hinduism and
Chair: Valerie Menchavez-Francisco, San Francisco State Activism on the Left

thursday
University
Presenters: Politics of Faith: Solidarity, Justice and Critique in Asian
Ian Zamora, University of San Francisco - Hip Hop, T68
American Christianities
Identity, and Culture in the Filipino American Diaspora (Elizabethan D)
Shannon Deloso, University of California, Los Angeles - Chair & Discussant: Jonathan H.X. Lee, San Francisco
Intergenerational Solidarity for Ethnic Studies State University
Tiffany Mendoza, San Francisco State University - Presenters:
Queer Liberation through Fictive Kinship Justin K.H. Tse, Northwestern University - The Bible
Jude Paul Dizon, University of Southern California - Asian at Portsmouth Square: Chinese American Protestants
American College Students Redefining Racial Equity for and against Proposition 8

Friday
Giselle Cunanan, Indiana University - Rights and Critical Bianca Louie, San Francisco State University -
Refusals: College Student Organizing amidst Queer Asian American Christians: Redemptive
University Neglect Reclamation and Subversive Imagination
Rachel Lim, University of California, Berkeley -
Endless War across Sites of U.S. Empire Worshiping Together, Living Apart: Korean and
T66
(Elizabethan B) Mexican Protestants in Mexico City
Chair: Yumi Lee, Villanova University
Discussant: Josephine Park, University of Pennsylvania
Presenters:

Saturday
Golnar Nikpour, Brandeis University - War By Any Other
Name: Seven Decades of U.S. Militarism in Iran
S. Moon Cassinelli, University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign - Reproducing Endless War: Imperial
Patriarchy and Adoption in Chang-rae Lee’s
A Gesture Life
J. Daniel Elam, University of Toronto - War Without
Violence and Non-Violent Resistance: Tracing M.K.
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Asian American Women and Work in Private and Public Trans Asian/American Studies: New Research on Racialized
T69
Spheres T71
and Classed Gender Non-Conforming Folks and
(Hampton) Transnationalism/Translocalism
Chair: Julie Park, University of Maryland (Oxford)
Presenters: Chair: Kale Fajardo, University Of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Ayanna Yonemura, California State University Sacramento Presenters:

Wednesday
and James Fabionar, University of San Diego - Kale Fajardo, University Of Minnesota, Twin Cities -
Cultural Responsiveness in Domestic and Gender-Based TransPacific Trans Asian/American Studies: Decolonizing
Violence Survivor Services: An Analysis of a Multiethnic “trans/gender” and Gender Non-Conforming
Statewide Network. Embodiments and Everyday Practices
Maria Eugenia Lopez, University of New Mexico - Lan Duong, University of Southern California -
The American Dream, Our Worst Nightmare: Filipina and Trans | Feminism, Trans | Cinemas
Latina Domestic Workers Activism Deconstructing the Rushaan Kumar, Colorado College - Intersections and
New Neoliberal Racial Order Divergences Between Trans and Dalit Feminisms in India
Julie Park, University of Maryland - Misconceptions about Mary Marchan, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities -
Asian American Women and their Work In/Outside TransPacific Notions of Home in Filipino Masculine of

thursday
the Home Center and Tomboy Narratives and Communities
Gina Velasco, Gettysburg College
Asian American Transformers: Multiple Identities and
T70
Multiple Communities in Solidarity Filipino Americans, Education, and Power: Trenchant
(Essex) T72
Pedagogical Commitments from Theory to Action
Presenters: (Victorian)
Dale Dagar Maglalang, Boston College School of Chair: Dina Maramba, Claremont Graduate University
Social Work Discussant: Michael Viola, Saint Mary’s College of California
Ryan Hata, Teachers College Columbia University Presenters:
Jessica Li, The Future Project G Reyes, California State University, East Bay -

Friday
Kevin Guzman, Juma Ventures Re-Education of the Filipino: Get Woke, Get Lit(erate),
Jordan Loey, Abraham Lincoln High School Get Dangerous
Edward Curammeng, California State University,
Dominguez Hills - Toward a Filipino American Critical
Race Theory of Education
Melissa-Ann Nievera-Lozano, San Francisco State
University - How Pinay Scholar-Activists Build
Resistant Socialities

Saturday
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Asian American Political Alliance (AAPA) Stories: Our Students Are Dying: Teaching Asian American Studies
T73
Legacies of the University of California, Berkeley 1969 T76
through AALR’s *Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on
Third World Strike Mental Health*
(Yorkshire) (Cambridge)
Chair: Harvey Dong, University of California, Berkeley Chair: Mimi Khúc, The Asian American Literary Review
Presenters: Participants:

Wednesday
Harvey Dong, University of California, Berkeley Jigna Desai, University of Minnesota
Elaine Kim, University of California, Berkeley Caroline Hong, Queens College
Steve Wong, Retired Conductor (Amtrack) Anita Mannur, Miami University
Floyd Huen, Medical Director, Over Sixties Health Center Eliza Noh, California State University Fullerton
Victoria Wong, Editor Simi Kang, University of Minnesota
Alvin Ja, Retired Conductor (S.F. Muni)
Lillian Fabros, District Chief, LA County Department of 30 Years Later: The Lessons and Legacy of the Amerasian
Mental Health T77
Homecoming Act
Jeff Leong, Poet and Retired Coordinator, S.F. (Sussex)
Department of Public Health Chair & Discussant: Cindy Nakashima, Independent Scholar

thursday
LIz Del Sol, Retired Accountant Participants:
Sabrina Thomas, Wabash College
Refugee Aesthetics of Resistance Kieu Linh Valverde, University of California, Davis
T74
(Ascot) Robert McKelvey, Oregon Health and Science University/
Chair: Catherine Fung, Lick-Wilmerding High School Vietnam University - Ho Chi Minh City
Presenters: Jana Lipman, Tulane University
Catherine Fung, Lick-Wilmerding High School - Fredrick Kakinami Cloyd, Independent Scholar/Author
Asian American Poetry and Anti-War Movements Laura Ha Reizman, University of California, Los Angeles
Marguerite Nguyen, Wesleyan University -
Is There a 1.5-Generation Refugee Aesthetic? U.S.-China Relations as Asian-American Relations:

Friday
Vinh Nguyen, University of Waterloo - T78
A Discussion on Gordon Chang’s Fateful Ties: A History of
Border Crossings and Kinetic Aesthetics America’s Preoccupation with China
(Olympic)
Place-Making in Asian American Resistance Chair: Madeline Hsu, University of Texas, Austin
T75
(Bristol) Participants:
Chair: Dawn Mabalon, San Francisco State University Gordon Chang, Stanford University
Presenters: Kevin Kim, University of Washington Bothell
Christen Sasaki, San Francisco State University - Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Brown University
White American Settler Associations in Nineteenth Min Zhou, University of California, Los Angeles

Saturday
Century Hawai’i: ‘The California Colony’ of Wahiawa, O’ahu
Chrissy Lau, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi -
A History of Parenting Second Generation to Become Doctors
Dana Nakano, California State University, Stanislaus -
Visual Citizenship and the Legibly Cool: The Recognition
and Misrecognition of Japanese American Belonging in
the Southern California Suburbs
James Zarsadiaz, University of San Francisco - Asian
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6:00pm-7:30pm
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY: An Activist Project: The Radical?
P3 Stakes of Asian American Studies
(Grand Ballroom)
Chair: Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, University of Connecticut
Speakers:

Wednesday
Kandice Chuh, City University of New York
Mimi Thi Nguyen, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Frank H. Wu, University of California Hastings College of Law
Alice Wong, Disability Visibility Project
Martin F. Manalansan IV, University of Illinois, Urbana-
Champaign
Neil Gotanda, Western State College of Law

7:15pm-8:30pm

thursday
AAAS Welcome and Celebration of New Books Reception
(Book Exhibit Room)

Friday
Saturday
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7:00am-5:00pm
Registration
(Foyer)

8:00am-9:30am

Wednesday
Class is in Session: Employing Radical Pedagogies as
F1 Teaching Assistants
(Georgian)
Participants:
Christina Ayson, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Shimul Chowdhury, University of California, Santa Cruz
Uyên Hoàng, University of California, Los Angeles
Marjorie Llanera, University of California, Los Angeles
Jenny Tan, University of California, Los Angeles

thursday
Setting Your Career On Fire: Strategizing an Alt-Ac Career
F2 in Asian American Studies
(Borgia)

Friday,
Co-Chair: Jennifer Ho, De Anza College
Co-Chair: Catherine Fung, Lick-WIlmerding High School
Participants:
Dawn Lee Tu, De Anza College
Catherine Fung, Lick-Wilmerding High School

March 30th, 2018


Le Phan, San Joaquin Delta College
Thuy Vo Dang, University of California, Irvine

Friday
Lawrence-Minh Bủi Davis, Smithsonian Asian Pacific
American Center
Rick Lee, Rutgers University
Konrad Ng, Shangri La Center for Islamic Arts and Cultures

Representing Asian American Alliances, from Jeremy Lin to


F3 Karen Tei Yamashita
(Elizabethan A)
Chair: Wendy Lee, Skidmore College

Saturday
Presenters:
Jolie Sheffer, Bowling Green State University - Strangers
on a Train: Fragile and Fierce Alliances in Karen Tei
Yamashita’s Letters to Memory
Timothy Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Everybody
Wang Chung Tonight: Asian American Athletes,
YouTube, and Cultural Alliances
Juliana Chang, Santa Clara University - Mythologizing
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Stories of Hawaiʻi: Solidarity in Diversity Re-imagining (the) Work in/of Literature (Session II)
F4 (Elizabethan B) F7 (Hampton)
Chair: Gail Harada, Kapi‘olani Community College Chair: Mark Chiang, University of Illinois at Chicago
Presenters: Presenters:
Gail Harada, Kapi‘olani Community College - Na-Rae Kim, Kennesaw State University -
Traversing Boundaries The Work of Genre: Assessing the Without You

Wednesday
Lisa Kanae, Kapi‘olani Community College - Hawai‘i There is No Us Controversy
Creole English: The Necessity of Solidarity in Diversity Paul Bonnell - Re-Imagining Self, Community, and
Wing Tek Lum, Bamboo Ridge Press - Imagining Practice: A Vietnamese Adoptee Origins Hybrid Project
Chinatown: Honolulu at the Turn of the Last Century
Michelle Cruz Skinner, Punahou School - Challenging Korean American Solidarity
The Timeless Sea: Exploring Place and Family F8 (Essex)
Chair: Min Kyung (Mia) Yoo, Free University of Berlin
Techno-Sanitation: Racial Biopolitics amidst Digitized Presenters:
F5 Neoliberalism Min Kyung (Mia) Yoo, Free University of Berlin - Affective
Stance-Taking and Solidarity Building on Facebook:

thursday
(Elizabethan C)
Chair: Marcus Degnan Case of Pro-Trump Korean Americans
Discussant: Edmond Chang, Ohio University Hahkyung Darline Kim, University of California, Santa
Presenters: Cruz - (Re)inscribing Korean/American History in the
Keva Bui, University of California, San Diego - Name of Solidarity: Transplantation/formation of an
The Sexuality of Techno-Orientalism: Superhuman Arch from Seoul to Reedley, CA
Biopolitics and (Re)imaginations of Asian Futurity Ke-Eul Yoo, University of California, Santa Cruz -
Mads Lê - Im/material Refugee Confinement and Personalizing the Virginia Tech Shooting: Anger,
Detention: Leisure, Borders, Citizenship, and Minimalism Alienation and Asian American Solidarity in Julia Cho’s
as Structural Digital Violences Office Hour
Gregory Toy, University of California, Los Angeles -

Friday
Engineering Affect: Genetic Modification, Immaterial Critical Resistances & Partnerships: How Student-Run &
Labor, and Technical Wizardry in Bong Joon-Ho’s Okja F9 Student-Initiated Programs Disrupt University’s
Institutionalization of “Diversity”
KDP / Union of Democratic Filipinos-Struggle for (Oxford)
F6 Social Change (then and now) Chair: Joseph Ruanto-Ramirez, University of California, San Diego
(Elizabethan D) Participants:
Chair: Florante Peter Ibanez, Loyola Marymount University Alexis Eubanks, University of California, San Diego
Discussant: Jaime Geaga, San Francisco Filipino AIDS Task Force Veronica Sanchez, University of California, San Diego
Participants: Danielle Bea Llanos, University of California, San Diego

Saturday
Estella Habal, San Jose State University Paulo Pagsambugan, University of California, San Diego
Abraham Ignacio, San Francisco Public Main Library Mari Arandia, University of California, San Diego
Roselyn Estepa Ibanez, Filipino American Library Cortni Bardier, University of California, San Diego
Maria L. Abadesco, University of California, Berkeley Sky David, University of California, San Diego
Rizza Biscocho, University of California, San Diego

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Indigeneity and Filipinx/American Studies Part I: Decolonial Philippine Trans/Nationalism: Dissent and Complicity in
F10
Activism F12
Second Generation Filipino America
(Victorian) (Ascot)
Chair: Adrian De Leon, University of Toronto Chair: Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, University of California, Davis
Presenters: Presenters:
Kim Compoc, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa - Joy Sales, Northwestern University - Kabataan: A

Wednesday
Diasporic Filipina Settler Kuleana: Navigating the Politics Historical Examination of Filipino/a Student & Youth
of Indigenous Self-Determination in Hawaiʻi and Guåhan Transnational Organizing
(Guam) Karen Buenavista Hanna, University of California, Santa
Katherine Achacoso, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa - Barbara - Ester Soriano Hewitt and Prosy Abarquez
Contested Ecological Futures: (Re)mapping Settler and Delacruz: Hidden Gendered Labor of Los Angeles
Indigenous Geographies of Environmental Justice in the Movement Building, 1975-1992
Philippines and the Filipinx Diaspora Ryan A. Leano, California State University, Fullerton -
Vernadette Gonzalez, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa - Dugang Kadasig: Education as Resistance for the
Settler Kuleana and the Decolonial Guidebook Project Lumad of Mindanao
Darlene Mortel Edouard, Independent Scholar -

thursday
Entangled Ecologies: Transpacific Alliances and Resistance Painting the Picture: Habi Arts and Collective Mural
F11
in a More Than Human World Making in the Los Angeles Area
(Yorkshire)
Chair & Discussant: Chad Shomura, University of Colorado Denver Technologies of Solidarity: Digital Mediations of
Presenters: F13
Racial Politics
Jess X. Snow, New York University Tisch School of Arts - (Bristol)
Afterearth Chair: Minh-Ha T. Pham, Pratt Institute
Rebekah Park, University of Southern California - Presenters:
From Jeju-do to Seongju: 100 Bows Ceremony as Mark Tseng-Putterman, Brown University -
Anti-Military Protest “Scattered Like Sand”: Peter Liang, Hashtag Activism,

Friday
Frances Tran, City University of New York - and the Politics of Asian American Invisibility
When Empathy is Not Enough: Cross-Species Alliances Rachel Kuo, New York University -
and Other Practices of Looking in Bong Joon-ho’s Okja #NotYourModelMinority: Digital Shifts of Racial
Heidi Hong, University of Southern California - Positioning and Redistributive Politics
Children of the Earth:” Ecological Intimacies as Kim Tran, University of California, Berkeley - “We are
Embodied Resistance in Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl not asking for white privilege”: The Politics of Mediated
Athia Choudhury, University of Southern California - Advantage and Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter
Dairy Dramas: The Imperial Production of Fat Free Futures Erica Maria Cheung, University of California, Irvine -
Misogynoir & Asian American “Branding”: Black

Saturday
Feminists Call Out Eddie Huang on Twitter
Angela Yuanyuan Feng, Brown University - The Role of
Social Media in Organizing Pro-Peter Liang Rallies

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Education as Resistance: Fostering Asian American Youth 8:30am-5:00pm
F14
Activism in K-12 Spaces Exhibitors
(Cambridge) (Italian/Colonial)
Presenters:
Van Anh Tran, Columbia University - Hawks, Doves, & the
Refugee Flight: The Role of Historical Consciousness in 9:45am-11:15am

Wednesday
Understanding and Addressing Trauma in Communities Mobilizing Crisis: Race, Militarization, and Labor in
Paulina Haduong, Harvard Graduate School of Education - F17
Transnational Contexts
Exploring Arts and Technology-based Educational (Georgian)
Pathways into Civic Agency and Action Chair: Joo Ok Kim, University of Kansas
Alice Liou, Columbia University - Presenters:
Deconstructing “Where are you from?”: A constructionist Vivian Shaw, University of Texas at Austin - Post-Disaster
framework for developing Asian American racial identity Citizens in a Transnational World: Racism, Security, and
in K-12 classrooms Activism in Japan
Tony Vo, Seattle University - Participatory Action Research Vivian Truong, University of Michigan - A Path of Most
in Education: A Journey Towards Asian American Activism Resistance: The Asian American Anti-Violence

thursday
Movement and Urban Crisis in New York City
Poetic Aesthetics: Grief, Defiance, and Resistance Jennifer Kelly, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign -
F15
(Sussex) Crisis as Evidence: Delegations under Erasure and the
Chair: Victor Jew, University of Wisconsin, Madison Demand for Evidentiary Weight
Presenters: Davorn Sisavth, California State University, Fresno -
Tzarina Prater, Bentley University - Grief and Mourning in “Post” in Post-Crisis: Military Violence, Environmental
the Poetic Topographies of Hannah Lowe, Ann-Margaret Degradation, and Capitalism
Lim, and Staceyann Chin Yến Lê Espiritu, University of California, San Diego
Jeffrey Thomas Leong - Literary Translation as Resistance:
The Angel Island Wall Poems Negotiating, Resisting and Accommodating Power in

Friday
Janice Tanemura, California State University, East Bay - F18
Asian American Culture
Decolonizing Nature: Asian American and Pacific (Borgia)
Islander Environmental Justice in John Okada’s No-No Chair: Myra Washington, University of New Mexico
Boy and Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner’s Iep Jaltok: Poems Presenters:
Jeff Gibbons, United States Military Academy at West Alison Yeh, University of Utah - International Secret
Point - Resistance and Defiance in Lawson Inada’s Long Agents: Advocacy for the Asian Americans in the Arts
Poems Kim Euni, University of Utah - “And the Red Envelope
Goes To...”: Asian American Stereotypes in Comedy
Teaching about “Comfort Women” as Racial Critique”

Saturday
F16
(Olympic) Vincent Pham, Willamette University - Feeling White in
Presenters: Nigahiga’s “A World Without Police!?”
Tomomi Kinukawa, San Francisco State University David Roh, University of Utah - Racializing Time Travel:
Eric Mar, San Francisco State University Empire, Language, and Modernity
Kay Fischer, Chabot College Kent Ono, University of Utah
Grace Yoo, San Francisco State University

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Temporal and Ethnic Borderlands of Japanese CoNEXTions: Artists, Authors, and Academics Reimagine
F19
American Incarceration F21
Community Alliances in the Arts
(Elizabethan A) (Elizabethan D)
Discussant: Eric Muller, University of North Carolina School of Law Chair: Isabelle Pelaud, San Francisco State University
Presenters: Presenters:
Erin Aoyama, Brown University - Long Bui, Vassar College - Teaching Voguing in a Asian

Wednesday
“Are They Americans?”: Japanese American Assimilation American Studies Class
and (Missed) Solidarity through Publication in the Tram Le, University of California, Irvine - Children of War:
Jim Crow South A Documentary about Vietnamese American Youth
Takuya Maeda, Brown University - Viet Le, California College of the Arts -
“Post-Redress” Identity and Politics: Japanese Censorship and the Power
Americans on the Historical Battlegrounds of “Comfort Aimee Phan, California College of the Arts -
Woman” Statues Literary Imaginations of Political and Moral Community
Koji Ozawa, Stanford University -
“To Wonder What Value Their Citizenship Has”: Asian/Americans on the Move: Precarity, Belonging, and
Differential Experiences of Incarceration F22
Strategies of Resistance across the Pacific

thursday
Nicole Sinteots, Brown University - JA Incarceration (Hampton)
within the Long Duree: An Environmental History of Chair & Discussant: Annie Fukushima, University of Utah
Tule Lake Segregation Center Presenters:
Annie Fukushima, University of Utah - Asian/Americans
Re-visioning Movements and Rehearsing Pedagogies of on the Move: Precarity, Belonging, and Strategies of
F20
Dissent in Critical Solidarity Work Resistance across the Pacific
(Elizabethan B) Carolyn Choi, University of Southern California - English
Presenters: Educational Migration to the Global South: New
Celina Su, City University of New York - Beyond Formations of South Korean Adulthood in a Global Age
Intersectionality Lite: Investigating Inter-Minority Maria Hwang, Brown University - Performing Domesticity

Friday
Coalition-Building and Critical Solidarities at the Border: Resisting the Philippine State’s Emigration
Bandana Purkayastha, University of Connecticut - Which Control through Gendered Practices of “Passing”
Boundaries Do We Keep and Which Ones Should Monica Liu, University of South Florida -
We Breach? Scholar Activists who Organize across Chinese Email-Order Brides from High, Middle, and
Religious Boundaries Low Income Sectors
Anna Guevarra, University of Illinois at Chicago -
Intentional Interruptions: Collective Historicizing and the
Process of Transgressive Movement Building
Richa Nagar, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities -

Saturday
Movement as Theater, Theater as Movement: Radical
Vulnerability as a Pedagogy of Solidarity

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Race, Gender, Class, and Citizenship: Creating Solidarity Towards an Inclusive Critical Praxis: Strategies, Practices,
F23
and Resistance through Identities, Communities, and Space F25
and Alliances Across Disciplines
(Essex) (Victorian)
Chair: Edward Taehan Chang, University of California, Riverside Chair: Yvonne Kwan, San Jose State University
Presenters: Participants:
Edward Taehan Chang, University of California, Riverside - Diane Nititham, Murray State University

Wednesday
Pachappa Camp: The First Koreatown, USA Tanya Bakhru, San Jose State University
Kara Takasaki, University of Texas, Austin - Racialized Joanne Rondilla, Sonoma State University
Masculinities: The Work and Family Lives of Asian Danvy Le, California State University, East Bay
American Men in Austin, Texas Julie Cyzewski, Murray State University
R. Varisa Patraporn, California State University, Long
Beach - Ethnic Solidarity and Resistance in a Challenges, Complicities & Visions: The Role of Asian
Los Angeles Panethnic Suburb: Asian American F26
American Community within Social Justice Advocacy
Attitudes and Experiences within Cerritos, California (Yorkshire)
Barbara W. Kim, California State University, Long Beach - Chair: Eliza Noh, California State University, Fullerton
Crafting Political Solidarity and Resistance: Second Participants:

thursday
Generation Asian American Civic Engagement in Tracey Nguyen, California State University, Fullerton
Cerritos, CA Anthony Tran, California State University, Fullerton
Jung-Sun Park, California State University, Dominguez Hills Kathy Kim, California State University, Fullerton
Thang Nguyen, California State University, Fullerton
Recovering Radical Solidarities: Feminisms, Immigration Vy Le, California State University, Fullerton
F24
and Indigeneity Timothy Cao, California State University, Fullerton
(Oxford) Michael Gandara, California State University, Fullerton
Chair: Grace Kyungwon Hong, University of California, Tina Kim, California State University, Fullerton
Los Angeles
Presenters: Studying History to Create a New Future: Lessons from

Friday
Karen Leong, Arizona State University - From F27
Asian American Freedom Struggles
Consciousness to Action: The Japanese American Food (Ascot)
Lift to Alcatraz, 1969 Chair: Diane Fujino
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, University of California, Irvine - Presenters:
Rethinking the National and the Liberal: Patsy Mink and Moon-ho Jung - Asiatic Origins of the Black Belt
the 1977 National Women’s Conference Diane Fujino - The Indivisibility of Freedom: The Nisei
Maile Arvin, University of Utah - Indigenous Feminist Notes Progressives and Deep Solidarities in the Early Cold War
on Embodying Solidarity in Hawai`i Pam Tau Lee - Looking Back to Build Forward: Lessons
Monisha Das Gupta, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - from the Asian American Movement for Today’s Freedom

Saturday
Turning points: South Asian Feminist Responses to Struggles
Intimate Violence and Immigration Enforcement Miriam Ching Yoon Louie - Radical Korean American
Soniya Munshi, Borough of Manhattan Community Dilemmas of Trauma and Healing
College - Turning points: South Asian Feminist Responses May Fu - Educate to Liberate: Vietnamese Antiwar
to Intimate Violence and Immigration Enforcement Organizing in the US, 1972-75

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Lost in Migration: New Books on Forging Identity and Asian American Solidarities and Resistances
F28
Community in the Asian Diaspora F30
(Sussex)
(Bristol) Chair: Naoko Wake, Michigan State University
Chair: Amy Sueyoshi, San Francisco State University Presenters:
Discussant: Jigna Desai, University of Minnesota William Nessly, West Chester University - Intra-Asian
Participants: Conflict and Asian American Resistance and Solidarity

Wednesday
Harrod Suarez, Oberlin College - Labor of Care Jerry Dear, San Francisco Public Library - The Justice
Amy Sueyoshi, San Francisco State University - League of Asian America: Fighting Social Injustice
Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the One Issue at a Time
American “Oriental” Manan Desai, University of Michigan - “Friends for
Phuong Nguyen, California State University, Monterey Bay - Freedom”: The Anticolonial Affinities of W.E.B. Du Bois
Becoming Refugee American and Agnes Smedley
Himanee Gupta-Carlson, SUNY Empire State College - Ida Yalzadeh, Brown University - Missed Signals: Iranian/
Muncie, India(na): Middletown and Asian America Iranian American Divergences in Forging Solidarity During
Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, San Francisco State the Hostage Crisis
University - Labor of Care: Care Work and Filipino

thursday
Transnational Families 11:30am-1:00pm
MENTORSHIP SESSION: Labors of Love: Structures of
No Permission Needed: Direct Action as Solidarity P4
Power in the Academy
F29
(Cambridge) (Elizabethan D)
Presenters: Moderator: Leland Tabares, Pennsylvania State University
Joanne Tien, Asians4BlackLives and Participants:
University of California, Berkeley Leland Tabares, Pennsylvania State University
Jasmin Hoo, Asians4BlackLives and Shirley Hune, University of California, Los Angeles
American Conservatory Theater Rajini Srikanth, University of Massachusetts Boston
Catherine Fung, Asians4BlackLives and

Friday
Gina Velasco, Gettysburg College
Lick-Wilmerding High School
Simmy Makhijani, Asians4BlackLives and The Work of Solidarity in Critical Filipin@ Studies (CFS):
San Francisco State University F32
What Has Been Done and What Should Be Done?
(Victorian)
Chair: Antonio Tiongson, University of New Mexico
Participants:
Rick Bonus, University of Washington
Angelica Allen, University of Texas
Victor Bascara, University of California, Los Angeles

Saturday
Alana Bock, University of New Mexico
Edward Nadurata, University of California, Los Angeles

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12:00pm-1:00pm
SC4
South Asian Section
Working Paper Session (Olympic)
F31
(Grand Ballroom)
Presenters: Social Science Section
Nojan Saugher, University of California, Santa Cruz -
SC5
(Georgian)
Afghan-American Agency: Consciousness, Desires

Wednesday
and Aspirations East of California Section
Reader: Vivek Bald, Massachusetts Institute of SC6
(Borgia)
Technology
Hmong Studies Section
Shawn Higgins, New Mexico Tech - Rap, Techno, and SC7
(Elizabethan A)
Fried Chicken: DJs Discuss Los Angeles’ Koreatown
Reader: Antonio Tionson, University of New Mexico Comfort Women Section
SC8
(Elizabethan B)
Connie Chang, University of California, Los Angeles -
Religious Studies Section

thursday
Finding a Voice: A Chinese American Choir Countersite
to Orientalism SC9
(Elizabethan C)
Reader: Krystyn Moon, University of Mary Washington
West Asian Section
K. James Cho, Texas A&M University - Those SC10
(Hampton)
Asian American #Woke Kids: Towards a Theoretical
Framework for Understanding the Asian American Undergraduate Section
Internet SC11
(Essex)
Reader: Leilani Nishime, University of Washington
Critical Adoption Section
Hayley Johnson, Louisiana State University and SC12
(Oxford)

Friday
Sarah Simms, Louisiana State University - Through an
Extended Lens: Louisiana, Internment and the 1:15pm-2:45pm
Geography of Chance PROGRAM COMMITTEE PLENARY: Urgent Solidarities:
Reader: Moon-Ho Jung, University of Washington P5
Resisting Racial and Ethnic Divisions
(Borgia)
J Shim, University of California, Los Angeles - Token Co-Chair: Andrea Louie, Michigan State University
Fatigue: Stress of Discrimination in Women of Color Co-Chair: Rajini Srikanth, University of Massachusetts Boston
Reader: Julietta Hua, San Francisco State University Speakers:
Diane Fujino, University of California, Santa Barbara

Saturday
Yun-Ting Hsu, University of British-Columbia - Sunaina Maira, University of California, Davis
Transpacific Alliances in the Age of Decolonial Complex George J. Sanchez, University of Southern California
Reader: John Rosa, University of Hawaii at Manoa Jose Antonio Vargas, Define American

Gina Masequesmay, California State University Northridge -


An Exploratory Study of Vietnamese Restaurants in
Quebec Province, Canada
Reader: Loan Dao, University of Massachusetts Boston
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PRESIDENTIAL SESSION: Precarity and the Academy: Rebellion, Revolution, and Resignation: Asian American
P6 Contingency and Advocacy F36
Activisms in the New Millennium
(Elizabethan A) (Elizabethan B)
Chair: Mimi Khuc, Asian American Literary Review Presenters:
Speakers: Evelyn Rodriguez, University Of San Francisco - “I Wish I
Jennifer Hayashida, Independent Scholar Didn’t Have To”: Asian Pacific Americans as Reluctant

Wednesday
Betsy Huang, Clark University Revolutionaries
Laura Fugikawa, Smith College Aprilfaye Manalang, Norfolk State University - Beyond
Jean-Paul deGuzman, Windward School Black and White: Filipino American and African
American Community Activism
Protests, Counter-protests, and Racism: The Role of AAPIs Angie Kim, New York University - Building Across Roots:
F33
in Addressing Campus Tensions and Building Inclusive Empowering Asian Pacific Islander Desi American
Campus Climates (APIDA) Students through Understanding of Hixtory
(Sussex)
Chair & Discussant: Mike Hoa Nguyen, University of California, Transforming Filipino/a America within a Global Context of
Los Angeles F37
Philippine Society in Revolution

thursday
Participants: (Elizabethan C)
Mike Hoa Nguyen, University of California, Los Angeles Discussant: Maria Joi Barrios
Mariam Lam, University of California, Riverside Presenters:
Samuel Museus, Indiana University Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, San Francisco State
Connie Chang, University of California, Los Angeles University - Maghimagsik, To Rebel: Filipino Youth,
Social Death and Activism
Building Ethnic Studies Bridges: The Long Beach Ethnic Michael Viola, Saint Mary’s College of California -
F34
Studies Initiative Achieving a Filipina Diasporic Standpoint: Exposure
(Olympic) Travel Programs to the Philippines and Third World
Chair: Larry Hashima, California State University, Long Beach Feminist Class Critique

Friday
Presenters: Darlene Marie “Daya” Mortel Edouard, Stanford
Sarah Miralles, California State University, Long Beach University - Beyond Boundaries: U.S. Exposurists in the
Lucha Arevalo, University of California, Riverside Philippines and the Effigy Ritual
Sarah Raymundo, City University of New York,
From San Francisco to South Korea: Untold Stories and La Guardia Community College - Modalities of
F35
Struggles within Asian/American Scholarship and Activism Revolutionary Violence
(Georgian)
Chair: Hosu Kim, College of Staten Island, City University of New York Educating, Racial Equity, and the Korematsu Imperative
Presenters: F38
(Elizabethan D)

Saturday
Laura Fantone, University of California, Berkeley - Chair: Shawn Higgins, New Mexico Tech
Community Art in San Francisco: Invisible Asian Inter Presenters:
and pan-ethnic connections Shawn Higgins, New Mexico Tech
Rose M. Kim, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Karen Korematsu, The Fred T. Korematsu Institute
City University of New York - The Troubled State of Freda Lin, The Fred T. Korematsu Institute
Ethnic Studies
Hosu Kim, College of Staten Island, City University of
New York - Stand up and Stand by: A Researcher’s
112 Dilemma in Adoption Justice Work 113
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The Nikkei Democracy Project: Using the Japanese Ecologies of Resistance: Race, Biopolitics, and Environment
F39
American Legacy to Fight Against Islamophobia F41
in the Asia-Pacific
(Hampton) (Oxford)
Chair: Karen Ishizuka Chair: Hsuan Hsu, University of California, Davis
Presenters: Presenters:
Karen Ishizuka - Asian American Studies, Media & Aimee Bahng, Pomona College

Wednesday
Philanthropy Against Trumpism Heidi Hong, University of Southern California - “Children
Renee Tajima-Pena, University of California, Los Angeles - of the Earth:” Ecological Intimacies as Resistance in
Documenting Change / Changing Documentaries Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl
Tadashi Nakamura - Reaching New Audiences and Hsuan Hsu, University of California, Davis -
Creating Fierce Alliances Atmo-Orientalism
Peggy Saika - Cross-Cutting Strategies for Maximum Jeffrey Santa Ana, State University of New York, Stony
Impact Brook - Queer Postcolonial Ecocriticism:
Disremembering Place and Witnessing Imperial Debris
To be Haunted. To be Recognized: Folkloric Hauntings and in Han Ong’s The Disinherited
F40
ghostly matters of Southeast Asian/America Keith Miyake, University of California, Davis & Riverside -

thursday
(Essex) Ecologies of Resistance Within and Against the State,
Chair: Arnika Fuhrmann, Cornell University from Oʻahu to Standing Rock
Presenters:
Pahole Sookkasikon, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Asian American and Pacific Islander Women on the
Spectral Nationalities: Folkloric Hauntings and ghostly F42
Move: The 1977 National Women’s Conference and the 1980
matters of Southeast Asian/America AAPI Women’s Conferences
Kong Pha, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire - Gendered (Victorian)
Revenge: Queering Hmong Videographies of Sexuality Chair: Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, University of California, Irvine
Marcy Quiason, University of Kansas - Domestic Presenters:
Anxieties: The Ghost Story of Flor Contemplacion Sophaline Chuong, University of California, Irvine -

Friday
Marcus Tran Degnan, University of California, Los Angeles - AAPI Women and Activism
Ghosts and Ghoul: Unquenchable Hunger in Pauline Nguyen, University of California, Irvine -
Vietnamese American Literature Law and Activism for AAPI Women
Maribel Comparan, University of California, Irvine -
Age and Activism among AAPI Attendees at the 1977
National Women’s Conference
Justine Trinh, University of California, Irvine -
The Educational and Class Status of AAPI Attendees
at the 1977 National Women’s Conference

Saturday
Malire Lozada, University of California, Santa Barbara -
Tin Myaing Thein and Asian Pacific Islander Women
on the Move

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Chinese/Mexican Memory Work: Art, History, and Life of the Bodies, Illness, Wellness
F43
Chinese in La Frontera F45
(Bristol)
(Yorkshire) Chair: Soniya Munshi, Borough of Manhattan Community
Chair: Jason Chang, University of Connecticut College, City University of New York
Participants: Presenters:
Jason Chang, University of Connecticut Jonathan Magat, Northwestern University - “Mourning

Wednesday
Julian Lim, Arizona State University Sickness”: Vital Extensions of Lost Time with Kia
Brandon Som, University of California, San Diego LaBeija’s 24
Virginia Grise, Independent Artist Ai Binh Ho, University of Michigan - Mental Illness Under
a Different Name
Intergenerational Outrage, Archives and the Production of Linda Park, University of Wisconsin-Madison -
F44
Solidarities What Does Health Equity for Asian Americans Look
(Ascot) Like in the 21st Century?: Challenges to Eliminating
Chair: Michael Jin, University of Illinois at Chicago Health Disparity
Presenters: Qianru Li, University of Georgia - Transformative
Michael Jin, University of Illinois at Chicago - Korean Bodies and Intersectional Resistance: Outside

thursday
Atomic Bomb Survivors and the Nuclear Pacific: and Within These Walls
Reimagining the Future of Transnational and
Pan-ethnic Solidarity 3:00pm-4:30pm
Angela Nguyen, University of California, Santa Cruz - Write the Power!: Privileging Rhetoric, Resistance, and
Bridging from Within: Using Oral History Projects to
Build Intergenerational Solidarity in Southeast Asian
F46
Racial Solidarity
(Cambridge)
Diasporic Communities Chair: Maxwell Leung, California College of the Arts
Aree Worawongwasu, New York University - Participants:
Intergenerational Asian Solidarity Against U.S. Military Adrian Khactu, ‘Iolani School
Imperialism: Continuing The Legacy of The Third World

Friday
Stephen Kim, Cornell University
Liberation Front Edward Hunter Lee, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Joshua Bender, New York University - (Re)Aligning the Ploi Pirapokin, San Francisco State University
Archive: An Historical Trajectory of Filipina/o American
Solidarity in Social Justice Movements

Saturday
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Eclipse Rising: A Zainichi Korean Methodology of Trans- Writers Don’t Go to AAAS: Bridging the Gap Between the
F47
Pacific Solidarity Building F50
Asian American Literary Community and Asian American
(Sussex) Literary Scholarship
Co-Chair: Miho Kim Lee, Comfort Women Justice Coalition (Borgia)
Co-Chair: Haruki Eda, Rutgers University Chair: Lawrence-Minh Bủi Davis, Smithsonian Asian Pacific
Participants: American Center

Wednesday
Haruki Eda, Rutgers University - A Case for Archipelagic Participants:
Solidarities: Reimagining Intimacy in the Trans-Pacific Cathy Linh Che, Kundiman
Kay Fischer, Chabot College Floyd Cheung, Smith College
Tomomi Kinukawa, San Francisco State University - Barbara Jane Reyes, San Francisco State University
“Comfort Women” Justice Movements and the Timothy Yu, University of Wisconsin
Undercommons of the Trans-Pacific Empires Nayomi Munaweera, Independent Scholar
Desun Oka, San Francisco State University - Jason Magabo Perez, California State University, San
The Politics of Comfort Women in Asian Bernardino
American Memory: 1970-2015 Neelanjana Banerjee, Kaya Press
KyungHee Ha, Meiji University - Transgression as Homing

thursday
Desire and Practice Politics of Ethnic Data Disaggregation: Diverging
F51
Solidarities for Educational Equity
Southeast Asia as Method: Comparisons, Formations, (Elizabethan A)
F48
and Coalitions Chair: OiYan Poon, Colorado State University
(Sussex) Presenters:
Chair: Y-Dang Troeung, City University of Hong Kong OiYan Poon, Colorado State University -
Discussant: Mimi Thi Nguyen, University of Illinois at Urbana- Data Disaggregation Community Conflicts? Why is
Champaign This an Issue?
Participants: Jude Paul Matias Dizon, University of Southern
Sony Coráñez Bolton, University of Arizona California - Count Me In!: Student Campaigns for Data

Friday
Jan Padios, University of Maryland Disaggregation
Christopher Patterson, Hong Kong Baptist University Loan Dao, University of Massachusetts Boston -
Davorn Sisavath, University of California, Riverside Southeast Asian American Solidarities
Eric Tang, University of Texas, Austin Yiming Shao, University of California, Riverside and
Janelle Wong, University of Maryland - Internal Asian
Revisiting the Camps: Internment, Activism, Alliances American Conflicts: Implications for Political Organizing
F49
(Georgian)
Chair: Xiaojing Zhou, University of the Pacific Radical Biographies in Asian American Studies
Presenters: F52
(Elizabethan B)

Saturday
Mai-Linh Hong, Bucknell University - Radical Haiku, Chair: Julie Sze, University of California, Davis
Internment, and Activism Participants:
Laura Fugikawa, Smith College Scott Kurashige, University of Washington, Bothell
Xiaojing Zhou, University of the Pacific - The Politics of Richard Kim, University of California, Davis
Reimagining Kinship between American Indians and Isao Fujimoto, University of California, Davis
Japanese Americans Scott Tsuchitani, University of California, Davis

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On Being Asian American Graphic Novel and Comic Spaces of Resistance in Times of Injustice
F53
Book Artists F56
(Essex)
(Elizabethan C) Chair: John Streamas, Washington State University
Chair: Brian Camarao, Independent Artist Presenters:
Participants: Kyoko Kishimoto, St. Cloud State University -
Mariko Tamaki Organizing within and beyond the Classroom

Wednesday
Rina Ayuyang Sherwin Sales, Washington State University - Composing
Jennifer de Guzman Resistance: Asian Americans Finding Their Voice
Thien Pham Raihan Sharif, Washington State University -
Asian Americans for Space Creation: Toward Anti-Racist
Compliant and Fierce Acts: Performing Asian/American/ and Anti-Capitalist Community Activism
F54
Activism John Streamas, Washington State University -
(Elizabethan D) Asian American Resistance in the Age of Trump
Chair: Christine Mok, University of Rhode Island
Presenters: Southeast Asian American Studies Caucus Official Panel:
Jinah Kim, California State University, Northridge - F57
Southeast Asian American Activism and Advocacy Today!

thursday
Antigone and Asian Necropolitics (Oxford)
Ju Yon Kim, Harvard University - Documentation in Discussant: Trung Nguyen, University of California, Santa Cruz
Undesirable Elements Discussant: Thea Quiray Tagle, University of Washington, Bothell
Christine Mok, University of Rhode Island - Vietnam in Presenters:
Virginia: An-My Lê’s Small Wars Lawrence Lan, University of California, Riverside -
Patricia Nguyen, Northwestern University - Sống: Food, Locating Return(ee)s Across Space and Time:
Urban Ecology, and Fighting Gentrification in Chicago Comparative Legal Geography as Method and Tactic
Elizabeth Son, Northwestern University - Uyên Hoàng, University of California, Los Angeles -
Performing Bronze Girls Terrified in Little Saigon: Tip Toeing around the
Neoliberalistic Narratives when Organizing

Friday
Afro-Asian Feminist and Queer Formations Vanessa Na, Indiana University - Centering Southeast
F55
(Hampton) Asian American Student Experiences in
Chair & Discussant: Vanita Reddy, Texas A&M University Social Media Activism
Presenters: Kari Smalkoski, University of Minnesota - Policy and
Anantha Sudhakar, San Francisco State University - Racial Antagonism: Hmong and African American
Beyond Bromance: Envisioning Feminist and Queer Youth in the Twin Cities
Afro-Asian Solidarities
Mingwei Huang, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - (S)kinfolk Collective: Complicating Narratives of Solidarity
In Pursuit of Stardom: Anxieties of Masculinity and F58
and Resistance in Communities of Color

Saturday
Reading the Archive of Afro-Asian Solidarity (Victorian)
Crystal Parikh, New York University - Participants:
“What an India he’d found!”: An Ethics of Betrayal in Ethan Caldwell, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Afro-Asian Studies Kimberly Singletary, Humanities First
Patricia Nguyen, Northwestern University

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#APIs4BlackLives: Accompliceship in the #BlackLivesMatter Performing Protest, Choreographing Coalitions: Asian
F59
Movement F62
American Performance and the Politics of Solidarity
(Yorkshire) (Cambridge)
Participants: Chair: Rosemary Candelario, Texas Woman’s University
Dale Dagar Maglalang, Boston College School of Participants:
Social Work Rosemary Candelario, Texas Woman’s University

Wednesday
Ryan Hata, Teachers College Columbia University Mana Hayakawa, University of California, Los Angeles
Jessica Li, The Future Project Cynthia Ling Lee, University of California, Santa Cruz
Kevin Guzman, Juma Ventures Thao P. Nguyen, Stanford University
Jordan Loey, Abraham Lincoln High School J. Lorenzo Perillo, University of Illinois at Chicago

Transnational Adoption and Satellite Babies Refugee Teaching: Teaching About, with, and by Refugees
F60
(Ascot) F63
(Sussex)
Chair: Kim Park Nelson, Minnesota State University at Moorhead Chair: Yen Le Espiritu, University of California, San Diego
Presenters: Presenters:
Susanna Birnbaum, Muhlenburg College - Khatharya Um, University of California, Berkeley -

thursday
The Kinship-Roots Narrative of Transnational Refugee Teaching: Making Education Meaningful
Transracial Asian Adoption Through Student-Informed Approach and Curriculum
Jenny Lee, University of California, Los Angeles - Lila Sharif, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign -
American Exiles? The Case of Undocumented Failure and Hope in Teaching and Writing Palestine
Korean Adoptees “Against the Grain”
Maya Espiritu - Teaching English to Refugee Students
4:45pm-6:15pm through Read Aloud Videos
Meet a Professor II – Mentorship Lan Duong, University of California, Riverside - Refugee
(Essex) Teaching and the Tools of Resistance in Technology

Friday
Sisters, Resist! Asian American Feminist Faculty Discuss AAPI Student Organizing and Solidarity
F61
Creating Joyful, Visionary Academic Spaces to Resist
F64
(Olympic)
Complicit Academic Hazing Co-Chair: Kristen Tran, California Polytechnic State University,
(Bristol) San Luis Obispo
Presenters: Co-Chair: Grace Yeh, California Polytechnic State University,
Jennifer Yee, California State University, Fullerton San Luis Obispo
Mignonette Chiu, Hunter College, City University of Participants:
New York Kristen Tran, California Polytechnic State University,
Cecilia Herles, University of Georgia San Luis Obispo

Saturday
Kay Lam, California Polytechnic State University,
San Luis Obispo
Cielito Fernandez, California State University, Northridge
Todd Huang, Dartmouth College
Sally Chen, Harvard University
Kevin Park, Hunter College, City University of New York

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Fierce Solidarity and Asian American Identity in a Asian Americans and Legal Status: Acts of Solidarity and
F65
Neoliberal Age F68
Resistance
(Georgian) (Elizabethan B)
Chair: Michael Schulze-Oechtering, Western Washington Discussant: Nadia Y. Kim, Loyola Marymount University
University Presenters:
Discussant: Cesar Rodriguez, San Francisco State University Nadia Y. Kim, Loyola Marymount University - “We Teach

Wednesday
Presenters: the World about our People while we Clean their Air”:
Michael Schulze-Oechtering, Western Washington A Comparative Look at How APA Activists Link Legality
University - We Need a Third Reconstruction: The Wards & Ethnoracial Politics
Cove Workers Project and Afro-Asian Labor Solidarity in Daniela Pila, University at Albany, SUNY - Halo-Halo:
the 1990s The Effects of Legal Status on Ethnic Identity Formation
Daniel Kim, University of California, Berkeley - “Asian in Filipino Immigrant Young Adults
Kids from Around the Way”: Hip Hop, Regional Racial Kevin Escudero, Brown University - Not Solely a Latinx
Formation, and Polyculturalism Issue: Asian Undocumented Youth Activism and the
Jose Lumbreras, San Francisco State University Formation of Cross-Racial Coalitions in the Immigrant
Peter Kim, University of California, Berkeley - Rights Movement

thursday
Spaces of Empire and Captivity: Cambodian American C. Aujean Lee, University of California, Los Angeles -
Youth Identity in East Oakland When Uncertainty is the Norm: Asian American
Immigrant Nonprofits and Social Service Protections
Beyond Ethnic Boundaries: Decolonizing Asian American in the Age of Trump
F66
Women’s Voices
(Borgia) Wild Girl Poets: A Reading and Reckoning
Chair: Anantha Sudhakar, San Francisco State University F69
(Elizabethan C)
Presenters: Participants:
Soojin Jeong, San Francisco State University - Telling the Jane Wong, Western Washington University
stories as they are, Picture Brides’ womanhood in Cathy Linh Che, Kundiman

Friday
Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic Sally Wen Mao, George Washington University
Amanda Mannshahia, San Francisco State University - Jennifer S. Cheng
I Don’t See Her, I Feel Her: The Many I’s and Many Muriel Leung, University of Southern California
Homes of the Traumatized South Asian Diasporic
Mai Foua Her, San Francisco State University - Arab/Americas: An Amerasia Journal Roundtable
Political Survivors F70
(Elizabethan D)
Chair: Arnold Pan, University of California Los Angeles
BADAAS@UCI: Collaborative Research and Multi-Media Participants:
F67
Projects on the History of Asian American Studies Activism Keith Camacho, University of California, Los Angeles

Saturday
(Elizabethan A) Sarah Gualtieri, University of Southern California
Chair: Thuy Vo Dang, University of California, Irvine Pauline Homsi Vinson, Diablo Valley College
Participants:
Alex Nguyen, University of California, Los Angeles
Justine Trinh, University of California, Irvine
Maribel Comparan, University of California, Irvine
Cayla Zhang, University of California, Irvine
Neemah (Ziggy) Ghassemi, University of California, Irvine
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Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics Chinese Exclusion and Vulnerable Citizenship
F71
(Hampton) F73
(Victorian)
Discussant: Lynn Fujiwara, University of Oregon Chair: Anna Pegler-Gordon, Michigan State University
Presenters: Presenters:
Shireen Roshanravan, Kansas State University - Adrienne Winans, Utah Valley University -
Practicing the Coalitional Imperative: Asian American Cases of Resistance: Reading Exclusion Era Files

Wednesday
Feminisms and the Politics of Visibility Against the Grain
Tom Sarmiento, Kansas State University - Exploring the Faye Caronan, University of Colorado Denver -
Decolonial Politics of Peminist and Queer Affiliation in Vulnerable Statuses: The Racialized Limits of
Diasporic Filipinx Literature Territorial Citizenship
Tamsin Kimoto, Emory University - Anna Eng, San Francisco State University - Chinese
Becoming Restive: Orientations in Asian American Exclusion, Immigration Laws: the Generational
Feminist Theory and Praxis Experiences of Undocumented Immigrants, Past
Priya Kandaswamy, Mills College - Race, Reproductive and Present
Justice, and the Criminalization of Purvi Patel Lei Zhang, University of Minnesota - Transpacific
Sunera Thobani, University of British Columbia - Solidarity in “Letters to A Student Revolutionary”

thursday
Navigating Colonial Pitfalls: Race, Citizenship, and the
Politics of ‘South Asian-Canadian’ Paradigm Laughter and Social Commentary on the Stage and Screen
F74
(Yorkshire)
Beyond Survival, Toward Resistance & Alliance-Building: Chair: Malini Schueller, University of Florida
F72
The Making of Intergenerational Queer and Trans of Color Presenters:
Activist Archives Reuben Deleon, University of California, Los Angeles -
(Oxford) Laughing Until It Hurts: Filipino American Stand Up
Chair: Crystal Baik, University of California, Riverside Comedy and its Treatment of Otherness
Participants: Pamela Thoma, Washington State University -
Crystal Baik, University of California, Riverside - Mindy Kaling’s Memoirs and the Rise of An Asian

Friday
Beyond Survival, Toward Resistance & Alliance-Building: American Woman-Child Celebrity
The Making of Intergenerational Queer and Trans of Leanne Day, Brandeis University - Dear White People, Are
Color Activist Archives Asian Americans Accomplices, Allies, or Sidekicks?
Joyce Gabiola, University of California, Los Angeles - Should Asian Americans Get Out or Become Woke with
LGBTQ+ Asian Americans in the American South The Hate U Give”
Alice Hom -
Historically Queer 6:30pm-8:00pm
MLin, API Equality- Northern California - Awards Reception
Dragon Fruit Project (Grand Ballroom)

Saturday
Eric Wat -
API AIDS Activism History Project

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8:00am-11:00am
Registration
(Foyer)

8:00am-9:30am

Wednesday
Constrained Solidarities: Finding Racial and Gendered
S1 intimacies Under U.S. Empire
(Georgian)
Chair: Tessa Winkelmann, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Discussant: Long Bui, Vassar College
Presenters:
Christine Peralta, University of Illinois, Urbana-
Champaign - Gendered Enumerations: Critiquing U.S.
Colonial Medicine in the Philippines through
Reinterpreting the Death Record

thursday
Tessa Winkelmann, University of Nevada Las Vegas -
Red Lights and Resistance: Morality Campaigns and
Collaboration in the Colonial Philippines, 1898-1917

Saturday,
Hareem Khan, University of California Santa Barbara -
Precarious Positions: Negotiating Racialized
Subjectivities in the South Asian Beauty Industry
James Pangilinan, University of British Columbia -
The Missing Story: Reworking the Past Through

March 31st, 2018


Humanitarian Necessity

Friday
Teaching Asian American Literature in Hostile/Anxious
S2 Times
(Olympic)
Chair: Jennifer Ho, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Participants:
Akash Belsare, Pennsylvania State University
Jennifer Ho, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Stephanie Hsu, Pace University
Daniel Kim, Brown University

Saturday
Erin Khue Ninh, University of California, Santa Barbara
Catherine Fung, Lick-Wilmerding High School

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Asian Black Solidarities and Tensions Strategizing QTBIPoC/Asian Diasporic Pedagogies of
S3 (Borgia) S6 Dissidence, Healing, and Survival
Chair: Jason Coe, Hong Kong University (Elizabethan C)
Presenters: Chair & Discussant: Anita Mannur, Miami University
Andi Remoquillo, University of Texas at Austin - Presenters:
“Yellow Peril Supports Black Power”: Model Minority Emily Hue, University of California, Riverside -

Wednesday
Millennials in Trump’s America Animating Humanitarian Benevolence: Human Parts
Heather Hathaway, Marquette University - Crossing Borders in an Age of Medical Deportation
Who You For? Asian American and African American and Travel Bans
Alliances During WWII Ren-yo Hwang, Mount Holyoke College - Surviving
Meeta Jha, University of California, Berkeley - Black and Carceral Enclosures: U Visas, Hate Crimes and
Asian British Cultural Resistance and Solidarity Queer/Trans* of Color Radical Care
Julie Lee Merseth, Northwestern University - Explaining Ronak K. Kapadia, University of Illinois, Chicago -
Support for Black Lives Matter among Asian Americans The Downward Redistribution of Breath: Reimagining
Kyeyoung Park, University of California, Los Angeles - Collective Survival and Healing Justice in Imperial Decline
Class Roots of Ethnic Tension: Some Reflections on

thursday
Black-Korean Tension Racial Unity: The Contradictions of Invisibility and Political
S7 Consciousness
Forms of Blackness in Sui Sin Far and Maxine Hong (Elizabethan D)
S4 Kingston Participants:
(Elizabethan A) Jorie Alvarado, California State University, Stanislaus
Chair: Christine Yao, University of British Columbia Vivian Bui, California State University, Stanislaus
Presenters: Teresa De La Torre, California State University, Stanislaus
Mary Chapman, University of British Columbia - Sui Sin Bao Lo, California State University, Stanislaus
Far in Solidarity with the ‘Brown people of the earth’ Jasmine Loren Nagal, California State University, Stanislaus​
Caroline H. Yang, University of Massachusetts Amherst -

Friday
The ‘Girl Slave’ in Sui Sin Far’s Early Fictions Asian American Studies, Indigenous Epistemologies, and
Julia Hyoun-Joo Lee, University of California, Irvine - S8 Unsettling Solidarity
Kingston, Jazz, and the Railroad (Hampton)
Participants:
Imagining Taiwan Otherwise: Building Global Solidarity and Santhosh Chandrashekar, University of Denver
S5 Rejecting US Military Empire Beenash Jafri, University of California, Davis
(Elizabethan B) Maria John, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Chair: Wendy Cheng, Scripps College Quynh Nhu Le, University of South Florida
Participants: Marie Lo, Portland State University

Saturday
Wendy Cheng, Scripps College Nishant Upadhyay, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Funie Hsu, San Jose State University
Wen Liu, State University of New York at Albany
Brian Hioe, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy,
New Bloom Magazine
Amie Elizabeth Parry, National Central University, Taiwan
Karen Kuo, Arizona State University

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Korean Americans, Korean American Studies, and the Critical Communities: Challenges, Cohesions, and
S9 Struggle toward Solidarity S12
Contradictions
(Essex) (Yorkshire)
Chair: Shelley Lee, Oberlin College Chair & Discussant: James Zarsadiaz, University of San
Presenters: Francisco
Nadia Kim, Loyola Marymount University Presenters:

Wednesday
Angie Chung, State University of New York, Albany Rick Bonus, University of Washington, Seattle -
Soo Mee Kim, California State University, Los Angeles College, Culture, and Community: Advocacies for
Arissa Oh, Boston College Educational Recognition in Seattle
Jerry Z. Park, Baylor University Laureen Hom, University of California, Irvine -
Margaret Rhee, State University of New York, Buffalo Community Development in Orange County:
Ethnic Formation & Expansion of Spaces to
Ableism and the Limits of Fierce Alliances Serve Communities
S10
(Oxford) Tarry Hum, Queens College - Revisiting “Strategic
Discussant: Crystal Parikh, New York University Self-Orientalism”: Chinatown Gateways and
Presenters: Placemaking in Immigrant New York

thursday
James Kyung-Jin Lee, University of California, Irvine - Linda Trinh Vỗ, University of California, Irvine -
Leftist Activism, Left-wing Ableism: Illness and (In)finitude Reconfiguring Community Advocacy: Shifting
in Fred Ho’s Cancer Narratives Resources and Strategies
Mimi Khúc, Asian American Literary Review -
The Professor is Ill: Unwellness in the Asian American The Life and Rediscovered Work of John Okada
Studies Career S13
(Ascot)
Naoko Wake, Michigan State University - A Long Road Chair: Greg Robinson, Université du Québec à Montréal
to Disability Compensation: Radiation Illness and Presenters:
Japanese America in the Cold War Frank Abe, Independent Scholar
Jennifer Zelnick, University of California, Irvine - Floyd Cheung, Smith College - John Okada’s

Friday
Deportation as Disability? Cambodian Americans and Rediscovered Works: Experiments in Form
Deportable Life Jeffrey Yamashita, University of California, Berkeley -
Contesting Japanese American Identity: A Literature
Tactical Dis/Identifications: Coalitional Discourses and Review of John Okada’s No-No Boy
S11
Inciting Political Consciousness in Multiethnic Cultural
Productions
(Victorian)
Presenters:
Donald Goellnicht, McMaster University - Empathy and

Saturday
Resistance in Cross-Racial Refugee Fiction: Dionne
Brand’s What We All Long For
Malissa Phung, Trent University - Excavating the Gold
Mountain Archive for Sino-Métis Relations
Danielle Wong, Cornell University - ‘Now Stay Woke’:
Half-Life Resistance in Get Out and Advantageous

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Centering Legacies of Resistance: Asian American Visual Memory and the Refashioning of Resistance
S14
Culture Strategies S16
(Sussex)
(Bristol) Chair: Wing-Kai To, Bridgewater State University
Chair: Valerie Soe, San Francisco State University Presenters:
Discussant: Tina Takamoto, California College of the Arts Timothy August, Stony Brook University - The Best of
Presenters: Both Worlds: Countering Refugee Exceptionalism and

Wednesday
Laura Kina, DePaul University - Collaborative Scholarship Perpetual Forgetting
in Digital Humanities: Creating the Virtual Asian American Jennifer Huynh, University of Notre Dame - The Politics of
Art Museum Memory in Little Saigon
Johanna Poethig, California State University, Monterey Paul Petrovic, Emmanuel College - The “Accompanying
Bay - Legacies of Resistance and the Commodification Shadow, The Impossible”: Fierce Alliances Beyond
of Art and Protest in Fossil Capitalism American Behaviors of “Act was Fact” in Viet Thanh
Julie Thi Underhill, California College of the Arts - Nguyen’s “Fatherland”
(Auto)biographical Persistence: Cham-American Stephen Suh, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs -
Filmmakers Defy the Rhetoric of Disappearance Reframing the “Riots”: Reading Hope and Resilience in
Jenifer Wofford, University of San Francisco - Gook and Other Popular Retellings of the 1992 Los

thursday
Dearly Beloved/No Scrubs Angeles Uprising by Korean Americans
Roy Vu, North Lake College - The Vietnamese Suicides:
Remembering and Reconnecting Nikkei, Pacific Islander Post-War Trauma and Resistance
S15
and Muslim Resistance in World War II and Contemporary
America 8:30am-12:00pm
(Cambridge) Exhibitors
Presenters: (Italian / Colonialism)
Karen Inouye, Indiana University - Honouliuli as National
Monument and Wartime Incarceration of Nikkei in Hawaii
Anna Pegler-Gordon, Michigan State University - 9:45am-11:15am

Friday
Japanese American Challenges to World War II K’TOWN 92
Curfew Restrictions S17
(Grand Ballroom)
Wendi Yamashita, University of California, Los Angeles - Presenters:
#VigilantLove: Grassroots Mobilizations of Japanese Eurie Chung, Producer
American World War II Memories Grace Lee, Director

Archives and Interdisciplinarity


S18
(Olympic)
Participants:

Saturday
Gordon H. Chang, Stanford University
Joshua Chambers-Letson, Northwestern University
Josephine Lee, Princeton University
Beth Lew-Williams, Princeton University

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Get on the Mic: Asian Americans and Ethno-Cultural The Filipino American Food Movement in the SF Bay Area: A
S19
Performance S21
Roundtable
(Georgian) (Elizabethan A)
Presenters: Chair: Dawn Mabalon, San Francisco State University
Reuben Deleon, University of California, Los Angeles - Presenters:
Performing Identities: Filipino/Non-Filipino Archetypes In Dominic Ainza, Facebook HQ - Filipino Food in SF:

Wednesday
the PCN Genre From the 1990s to the Present
Gabriella Isaguirre-Bersola, University of California, Los Joanne Boston, The Filipino Food Movement -
Angeles - Using the Karaoke Machine as Filipino The Filipino Food Movement in the SF Bay Area
Resilience and Identity Reconstruction Charleen Caabay, Craft & Spoon Restaurant -
Jessica Man, University of California, Los Angeles - From Kainbigan to Chopped!
From the Exclusion League to the League of Legends: Dawn Mabalon, San Francisco State University -
Asian American Gamers on the World Stage Filipino Food in the SF Bay Area: A History
PJ Quesada, The Filipino Food Movement - The Origins
Unstable Solidarities, Kinships and Networks in a ‘Far-from- of the Filipino Food Movement in the SF Bay Area
S20
Human’ Asian America Aileen Suzara, Sariwa, LLC - Decolonizing Filipino Food:

thursday
(Borgia) From Activism to Sariwa
Chair & Discussant: Dan O’Neill, University of California, Berkeley Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, San Francisco State
Presenters: University - Food as Pedagogy
Natalia Duong, University of California, Berkeley -
Chemical Kinships: Examining Solidarity in the Agent Are Dreamers the New Model Minorities? Asian American
Orange Diaspora S22
Immigrant Rights Organizers Navigate Fierce
James McMaster, New York University - The Care-Full Solidarity-Building
Entanglements of Fred Ho: Against Cancer, Capitalism, (Elizabethan B)
and the Hegemonic Holding Environment Discussant: Soo Ah Kwon, University of Illinois, Urbana-
Danielle Wong, Cornell University - Inattentive Solidarity: Champaign

Friday
Anecdotes, Daydreams and Other Tangents in Dear Presenters:
Cyborgs Elizabeth Clark Rubio, University of California, Irvine
Stephen Lee, University of California, Irvine -
AAPI-Serving Organizations and the DACA Program
Ga Young Chung, University of Illinois, Urbana-
Champaign - (Un)Making of Ideal Youth/Citizen:
Deservingness Frames and the Struggle of
Undocumented Korean Youth Activism
Soo Mee Kim, California State University, Los Angeles -

Saturday
A Gilded Life Raft: Ethnic, Immigrant, and Transnational
Spaces in the Lives of “Limbo-Residency” Status and
“Aged-Into” Undocumented Korean Youths
Jonathan Paik, Korean Resource Center - Activist
Interventions: NAKASEC and the Korean American
Immigrant Rights Movement
Jungwoo Kim, Korean Resource Center -
Dream Action: Our Youth, Our Future
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Futurity and fixity in historic and contemporary Chinatowns: The Critical Present of South Asian American Studies
S23
Discursive and material alliances in Chinese diaspora S26
(Essex)
communities (I) Chair: Tamara Bhalla, University of Maryland Baltimore County
(Elizabethan C) Discussant: Stanley Thangaraj, City College of New York
Chair: Barbara Voss, Stanford University Presenters:
Presenters: Stephanie L. Jackson, Graduate Center of the City

Wednesday
Benjamin Baker, Stanford University - From Downtown to University of New York - Reverberating a South Asian
Chinatown: Material Culture and Community Persistence American Diaspora: Politics of Performance of
J. Ryan Kennedy, Tulane University - Building a Indo-Caribbean ‘Madrasi’ Sonic Practices in the
Transnational Approach to Food, Health, and the US and Guyana
Environment in Chinese Diaspora Research Praveena Lakshmanan, Michigan State University -
Henry Yu, University of British Columbia - History-making Shaping Voices through Building Solidarity: South Asian
and the Futurity of the “Cantonese Pacific” Youth in Houston Unite Presenters
Jinhua Tan, Wuyi University - Association Heritage in Early Jean Y. Lee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -
Chinatowns in North America Indo-Caribbean Feminist “Returns” to India
Simmy Makhijani, San Francisco State University -

thursday
Assertion of Asian American Solidarity through Creative Resonance/Dissonance: Black and South Asian
S24
Writing American Youth, Radical Politics, and the Question
(Elizabethan D) of Solidarity
Chair & Discussant: Margaret Rhee, University at Buffalo Radha Modi, University of Illinois, Chicago - Preserving
Participants: the Links to Caste through Family and Consumption
Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Miami Book Fair at M. Bilal Nasir, Northwestern University - Thinking About
Miami Dade College Islamophobia, Tradition, and Politics in South Asian
Chen Chen, Texas Tech University American Studies
E.J. Koh, University of Washington Anjoli Roy, Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly -
Amy Meng, Independent “What Waits on Beadon Street”: Fighting Diaspora’s

Friday
Erasing Impulses
Asian American Community Histories: Methodologies for Arjun Shankar, Hamilton College - The Brown Savior
S25
Social Change Industrial Complex
(Hampton)
Participants:
Kelly Fong, University of California, Los Angeles
Dorothy Fujita-Rony, University of California, Irvine
William Gow, University of California, Berkeley
Kristen Hayashi, University of California, Riverside

Saturday
Clement Lai, California State University Northridge
Linda Trinh Vỗ, University of California, Irvine

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Settler Colonial Relationalities: Refugee Settlers, World War II in the Philippines in the Grade 11 US History
S27
Transpacific Frameworks, Critical Settler Cartography S29
Curriculum Framework for California
(Oxford) (Ascot)
Chair & Discussant: Juliana Hu Pegues, University of Minnesota Presenters:
Presenters: Cecilia Gaerlan, Bataan Legacy Historical Society
Evyn Lê Espiritu, University of California, Berkeley - Honey Gubuan-Rosal, Bataan Legacy Historical Society

Wednesday
Vietnamese Refugees and the Structure of Settler Amy Punkar, Jefferson High School
Colonialism Aracely Montero, National Park Service
Candace L. Fujikane, University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa - Tracie Noriega, New Haven Unified School District
Settler Allies in Indigenous Economies of Abundance: Erica Viray-Santos, San Leandro High School
Moʻoʻāina as Method for Our Planetary Survival
Christina Juhasz-Wood, University of New Mexico - The Politics of Asian American Campaigns and Community
The Resettlement of Southeast Asian Refugees to S30
Development
Albuquerque, New Mexico’s “War Zone” (1970-1990) (Bristol)
Yu-ting Huang, Wesleyan University - The Minor Chair: Tae-Sun Kim, University of California
Settler and the Co-Colonizer: Two Models of Asian Presenters:

thursday
Settler Colonialism Helen Cho, University of Wisconsin-Madison -
The Electable Asian American: Navigating Racial and
Real Love or Racist Love? White-Asian Encounters Along National Identities in Political Campaigns
S28
the Color Line Anthony Ocampo, Cal Poly Pomona -
(Yorkshire) Asian American and Latinx Millennials: Identities,
Chair & Discussant: Lon Kurashige, University of Southern Politics, and Social Media
California Long Le-Khac, Washington University in St. Louis -
Presenters: Utopian Panethnicity: The Case for Unity, Closure, and
Chris Suh, Stanford University - Reconsidering the Asian System in Asian American Politics
Exclusion Movement after the Transnational Turn: C.K. Richard Hung, University of Massachusetts Boston -

Friday
California Progressives and the Korean Independence Asian American Community Development in Quincy,
Movement, 1919-1924 Massachusetts – Growth and Integration
Greg Robinson, Université du Québec À Montréal - Susan Nakaoka, Sacramento State University -
First Lady of the World? Reconsidering Eleanor Freire and the Asian American/Pacific Islander
Roosevelt and Japanese Americans City: Incorporating Critical Consciousness into
Dylan Yeats, New York University - The General and His Community Economic Development
Valet: Mythologizing the Queer Relationship between
Horace Carpentier and Dean Lung in the Exclusion Era

Saturday
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Aesthetics, Identity and Resistance MENTORSHIP SESSION: Labors of Love: Teaching
S31
(Cambridge) p9 Undergrads, Then and Now
Chair: Grace Wang, University of California, Davis (Elizabethan C)
Presenters: Moderator: Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Macalester College
Elizabeth Moser, George Washington University - Participants:
Trickster Heroes and Mystical Philippine Resistance in Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Macalester College

Wednesday
Carlos Bulosan’s The Laughter of My Father Gina Masequesmay, California State University, Northridge
Ashley Cheyemi McNeil, George Washington University - Terry Park, University of Maryland
On Sufferance: “Dragging” through Lamentation to Xavier Hernandez, Purdue University
Laughter in Bitter in the Mouth and The Pagoda
Kathryn Cai, University of California, Los Angeles - Cultural Heritage, Archives, Library and Information Science
Apocalyptic Histories and Postsocialist Futures: Sc16
(CHALIS) Section
Interrogating Agency and Solidarity through Chang-rae (Hampton)
Lee’s On Such a Full Sea
Roberta Wolfson, California Polytechnic State University, Toward Critical Hmong American Studies: Finding Solidarity
San Luis Obispo - “We Lacked Allies”: Searching for S32
and Resistance among Hmong Scholars

thursday
Cross-Cultural Solidarity in May-Lee Chai’s Hapa Girl (Oxford)
Chair: Rei Magosaki, Chapman University
11:30am-12:30pm Discussant: Kong Pha, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Disabilities and Illness Section Presenters:
SC13
(Sussex) Aline Lo, Allegheny College - Hmongspeak:
Understanding Hmong American Memoirs
History Section Bao Lo, California State University, Stanislaus -
SC14
(Olympic) Narratives of the Western Gaze: Relational and
Hegemonic Constructions of Masculinity and
Femininity of Hmong Americans

Friday
Queer Studies Section
Kau Vue, University of California, Merced -
SC15
(Georgian)
An Analysis of Hmong Political Participation Studies
Chia Xiong, University of California, Merced -
11:30am-1:00pm An Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Approach to
SITE COMMITTEE PLENARY: Solidarities Past and Present: Hmong American Studies
P8
From the ‘68 Strike to Now
(Grand Ballroom)
Co-Chair: Simmy Makhijani, San Francisco State University
Co-Chair: Anantha Sudhakar, San Francisco State University

Saturday
Co-Chair: Amy Sueyoshi, San Francisco State University
Moderator: Laureen Chew, Emeriti, San Francisco State University
Speakers:
Shannon Deloso, San Francisco State University
Daniel Phil Gonzales, San Francisco State University
Karen L. Ishizuka, Historian
Pam Tau Lee, Just Transition Alliance
Penny Nakatsu, San Francisco State College
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New Sites of Comparative/Intersectionality Studies Interdisciplinarity and International Archives
S33
(Victorian) S35
(Ascot)
Discussant: Claire Jean Kim, University of California, Irvine Chair: Eiichiro Azuma, University of Pennsylvania
Presenters: Participants:
Yuka Doherty, University of New Mexico - Intersectionality Madeline Hsu, University of Texas at Austin - From the
and Inequality in Asian, Asian American and Latinx Other Side: U.S. Immigration Restriction in Chinese

Wednesday
Communities Government Archives
Victor Jew, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Sam Vong, University of Texas at Austin - From the
The Racial State in the U.S. Midwest: Wisconsin as the Metropole to the Colonies: Interrogating the UNHCR
Site of Change and Persistence, 1975-1982 Records as a New Site of Humanitarian Imperialism in
Nancy Lopez, University of New Mexico - Intersectionality the 20th century
and Inequality in Asian, Asian American and Latinx Jennifer Lau, University of Toronto - The Late Qing
Communities Transpacific Steamship Experience (1868-1888)
Machienvee Villanueva Lammey, University of New Andrew Leong, Northwestern University - ‘None of this
Mexico - Intersectionality and Inequality in Asian, Asian is to be Used’: Horror Stories from the Archives of
American and Latinx Communities Japanese Diaspora

thursday
The Great Third Coast: How Teaching in the South and 12:00pm-1:00pm
S34
Midwest Challenges Asian American Studies Filipino American Studies Section
(Yorkshire) SC17
(Borgia)
Chair: Janet Carlson, Macalester College
Discussant: Harrod Suarez, Oberlin College Asian American Feminisms Section
Presenters: SC18
(Elizabethan A)
Michele Janette, Kansas State University - Teaching the
Vietnamese Diaspora on a Midwestern, “Military- Critical Mixed Race Studies Section
Friendly” Campus SC19

Friday
(Elizabethan B)
Terese Guinsatao Monberg, Michigan State University -
Teaching Asian/American Legacies of Solidarity and
Resistance in the Midwest 1:15pm-2:45pm
Josephine Lee, University of Minnesota and Teresa PRESIDENTIAL SESSION: The Third World in Asian
Swartz, University of Minnesota - Multi-tasking Asian P10
American Studies and Political Activism
American Studies at the University of Minnesota (Georgian)
Thomas Sarmiento, Kansas State University - Chair: Daniel Martinez HoSang, Yale University
Translocalizing Asian/America in America’s Heartland Speakers:
Harrod Suarez, Oberlin College - Inside Out: What Can Gary Okihiro, Columbia University and Yale University

Saturday
We Learn From and About the Middle Diane Fujino, University of California, Santa Barbara
Nikhil Singh, New York University
Soya Jung, ChangeLab

Meet a Professor III – Mentorship


P11
(Essex)

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Mother of All Stories: Asian Women United of California Focused on Underserved Populations: How one AANAPISI
S36
(Elizabethan D) S39
supported the academic achievement of their AAPI students
Participants: (Cambridge)
Eliza Chan, Communications Consultant Chair: Meiling Wu, California State University East Bay
Christine Chai, De Anza College Presenters:
Karen Chow, De Anza College My-Lan Huynh, California State University East Bay -

Wednesday
Kei Fischer, Chabot College SSOS Leadership
Hannah Michell, University of California, Berkeley Danvy Le, California State University East Bay -
Eunice Kwon, University of California, Berkeley Engaging Diverse Student Body Through a Team
Evelyn Rodriguez, University of San Francisco Based Learning Strategy
Kristen Sun, Vivien Kim Thorp Phitsamay Uy, University of Massachusetts Lowell -
U-Story Untold
Trans-Pacific Japanese American Studies Annie Hoang, California State University East Bay
S37
(Victorian) Cindy Lieu, California State University East Bay
Co-Chair: Yasuko Takezawa, Kyoto University
Co-Chair: Michael Omi, University of California, Berkeley Disrupting Settler Colonialism and Gentrification:

thursday
Presenters: S40
Community Organizing as Solidarity & Resistance
Eiichiro Azuma, University of Pennsylvania - The Politics (Sussex)
of Inclusion and Exclusion in Japanese American History Discussant: Keith Camacho, University of California, Los Angeles
and Community Presenters:
Yuko Matsumoto, Chuo University - From the Viewpoint Christian Gella, University of California, Los Angeles -
of a Japan-based Scholar Resistance and Reparations in a Colonial Nation-
Rika Nakamura, Seijo University - Reading Japanese State: Pilipinx-American Settlers in Support of African
North American Atomic Bomb Literature in the Context and Indigenous Internationalism
of Japan Frances Huynh, University of California, Los Angeles -
Lon Kurashige, University of Southern California - Cooperate to Achieve: The Future of Working-Class

Friday
Minority and Majority Viewpoints Across the Pacific Existence in a Gentrifying Los Angeles Chinatown
Edward Nadurata, University of California, Los Angeles -
Painted Nails, A Documentary Film Filipino American Veterans and the Failures of
S38
(Grand Ballroom) Neoliberal Inclusion
Presenters: Josephine Ong, University of California, Los Angeles -
Dianne Griffin, DigAll Media Comparative Colonialisms: Building Solidarity Between
Erica Jordan, DigAll Media Filipinos and Chamorros in Guåhan Through Shared
Miliann Kang, University of Massachusetts Revolutionary Histories
Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, San Francisco State University Jade Verdeflor, University of California, Los Angeles -

Saturday
The Hope of Our Future: Activating Pilipinx American
Youth in Grassroots Organizing to Achieve Individual
and Community Wellness

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Transnational perspectives on resistance to the 19th century Exploring the Formation and Impacts of (Pan)ethnic
S41
anti-Chinese movement: Discursive and material alliances in S43
Identities and Racial Attitudes on the Political Behaviors of
Chinese diaspora communities Asian Americans
(Olympic) (Elizabethan A)
Chair: Jinhua Tan, Wuyi University Chair: Pei-te Lien, University of California, Santa Barbara
Presenters: Discussant: Loan Le, Institute for Good Government & Inclusion

Wednesday
Laura Ng, Stanford University - A Transpacific Presenters:
Archaeological Examination of Chinese American Pei-te Lien, University of California, Santa Barbara -
Resistance during America’s First Anti-Immigrant Bans, Comparing the Contours and Correlates of Racial
1875-1943 Attitudes of Chinese and other Asian Immigrant Americans
Chelsea Rose, Southern Oregon University - From Chin-bo Chong, University of Michigan - Do Pan-Ethnic
Guangdong to Oregon: A Transnational Approach to Appeals Work? An Investigation of the Persuasiveness
Investigating a Chinese Community in the Rural of Pan-Ethnic Appeals by Asian Candidates
Mountain West James Lai, Santa Clara University - Social Media, Civic
Barbara Voss, Stanford University - The Material Traces of Engagement, and Emerging Identities among Chinese
Resilience: Object Biographies as Evidence of Immigrants through Connective Action

thursday
Transnational and Interethnic Alliances in the Na Youn Lee, University of Mississippi - Racial
19th Century Chinese Diaspora Frameworks, the Formation of Asian American
Pan-ethnic Identity, and Policy Attitudes
Beauty’s Fierce Alliances
S42
(Borgia) Strategic Alliances and Impactful Leadership: Asian
Chair: Denise Cruz, University of Toronto S44
American Librarians on Diversity, Inclusivity and Civic
Presenters: Engagement
Denise Cruz, University of Toronto - (Elizabethan B)
Fashion’s Queer Alliances Chair & Discussant: Janet H. Clarke, Stony Brook University
Martin F. Manalansan IV, University of Illinois Urbana- Presenters:

Friday
Champaign - Biyuti: The Global Reaches of the Filipino Bakla Janet H. Clarke, Stony Brook University - Strategic
Genevieve Clutario, Harvard University - Alliances and Impactful Leadership: Asian American
Rethinking Race in Economies of Filipina Beauty Librarians on Diversity, Inclusivity and Civic Engagement
Robert Diaz, University of Toronto - Gerardo Colmenar, University of California, Santa Barbara -
Beauty, Brutality and the Transing of Kabaklaan Academic Librarianship and Social Activism
Allan Punzalan Isaac, Rutgers University - Jerry Dear, San Francisco State University - Asian
Dating American Studies and The Association of Chinese
Thuy Linh Tu, New York University - Teachers Meet the Public Library: A Multi-Partner
On Beauty and War Approach to Planning APIA Programs.

Saturday
Todd Honma, Pitzer College - Information as Praxis:
Collaborative Strategies between Campus and Community
Sine Hwang Jensen, University of California, Berkeley -
Academic Libraries’ Role in Supporting Asian American
Studies
Raymond Pun, California State University, Fresno -
Strategic Alliances and Impactful Leadership: Asian
American Librarians on Diversity, Inclusivity and Civic
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Settler Colonial Studies, Asian Diasporic Questions Before Solidarity: The Role of Business in Building
S45
(Elizabethan C) S48
Interethnic and Racial Understanding
Chair: Iyko Day, Mount Holyoke College (Yorkshire)
Participants: Presenters:
Dorothy Christian, University of British Columbia Claire Chun, Asian American / Asian Research Institute,
Juliana Hu Pegues, University of Minnesota City University of New York

Wednesday
Malissa Phung, Trent University Joyce Moy, Asian American / Asian Research Institute,
Dean Itsuji Saranillio, New York University City University of New York
Lee Ann S. Wang, University of Washington, Bothell Young-Min Seo, Asian American / Asian Research
Rita Wong, Emily Carr University of Art and Design Institute, City University of New York and LaGuardia
Community College
From Dreamers to Tech Workers: Building South Asian Mitchel Wu, Asian American / Asian Research Institute,
S46
American Solidarities City University of New York and Hunter College,
(Hampton) City University of New York
Discussant: Tamara Bhalla, University of Maryland, Baltimore
County

thursday
3:00pm-4:30pm
Presenters: American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK) Panel
Amy Bhatt, University of Maryland, Baltimore County -
Out of Status: South Asian Americans and the Changing
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(Elizabethan A)
Chair & Discussant: James Kyung-Jin Lee, University of
Political Landscape California, Irvine
Sareeta Amrute, University of Washington - Solidarity in Participants:
an Age of Hate Incidents Sodam Choi, Korean University - Animalistic Violence
Dinidu Priyanimal Karunanayake, Miami University - and Vegetative Subjectivity: Ishle Yi Park’s
Reading America through South Asia: Mnemonic The Temperature of This Water and Han Kang’s
Citizens, Human Rights, and Neoliberal Intimacies The Vegetarian
Samip Mallick, South Asian American Digital Archive -

Friday
Chang-Hee Kim, Yonsei University - The Rise of Youth
Activist Archives Counterculture as the Affective Potential for a New
American Subjectivity in J.C. Oates’s “Where Are You
Marcos to Duterte - Transnational Organizing for Democracy Going, Where Have You Been?”
S47
in the Philippines Kyung-Sook Boo, Sogang University - Beyond Black
(Oxford) & White: Asian American Directors Imagining Solidarity
Chair: Cindy Domingo, Legacy of Equality, Leadership and Organizing and Alliances of Resistance in Technicolor
Presenters:
Cindy Domingo, Legacy of Equality, Leadership and
Organizing - Documenting our History from Marcos to

Saturday
Duterte
Geline Avila, Akbayan Party - Building a Transnational
Movement in Support for Philippine Democracy
Edwin Batongbacal, Filipino-American Human Rights
Alliance - Five Decades of Organizing for Philippine
Democracy
Rene Ciria Cruz, US Bureau Chief, Inquirer.net -
A Historical Perspective - From Marcos to Duterte
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Kinships of Solidarity and Resistance in Asian American New Regimes of Visibility: South Asian Diasporic Visual and
S49
Graphic Narratives S51
Performance Cultures
(Bristol) (Sussex)
Discussant: Tamara Ho, University of California, Riverside Discussant: Ronak Kapadia, University of Illinois at Chicago
Presenters: Presenters:
Monica Chiu, University of New Hampshire - Fierce Falu Bakrania, San Francisco State University -

Wednesday
Resistance in the Gaps: Asian Oceanic Refugees in Designing Identities: South Asian Americans, Class
Huynh’s Interactive Comic The Boat Power, and Home-Making
Shilpa Dave, University of Virginia - Superheroes and Bakirathi Mani, Swarthmore College - Reframing South
Familial Shapeshifting: Racial Encounters with Sanjay’s Asian America: Photography, Identity, Representation
Super Team Vanita Reddy, Texas A&M University - South Asian Queer
Stella Oh, Loyola Marymount University - Kinship of Desire, Black Affection, and the Apartheid State in
Ruins: Revisions of the Traditional Family Narrative in Shamim Sarif’s The World Unseen
Adrian Tomine’s Killing and Dying Sameer Pandya, University of California, Santa Barbara -
Eleanor Ty, Wilfrid Laurier University - Worldmaking in Everyone Loves Dev: On Millennial and Generation X
Jillian Tamaki’s Boundless Brownness

thursday
The Massie/Kahahawai Case and Its Relevance Today The Making of Korean Orphan and Adoptee in Screen
S50
(Cambridge) S52
Cultures
Chair: Juliet Kono Lee, Bamboo Ridge Press (Olympic)
Discussant: Christy Passion, Te Queen’s Medical Center, Chair: Kimberly McKee, Grand Valley State University
Honolulu, Hawaii Presenters:
Presenters: Kira Donnell, University of California, Berkeley -
Juliet Kono Lee, Bamboo Ridge Press - A Brief History of Always Already Ours: Representations of Transnational
the Massie/Kahahawai Case Adoptees in Contemporary Korean Dramas
Ann Inoshita, Leeward Community College - The Massie/ Jieun Lee, The University of Georgia - The Genealogy

Friday
Kahahawai Case: News Sources and Language of Sympathy: Overseas Korean Adoptees’ Birth Search
Christy Passion, Te Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, and Reunion on South Korean TV and Film
Hawaii - Perspective and Permission Kim Park Nelson, Minnesota State University at
Jean Toyama, Retired - Ancient Forms, Modern Visions Moorhead - Film as Transnational Adoption Instruction:
The Figure of the Orphan in Korean War Film

Saturday
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Interacting with the State(s): Immigrant Politicization in a Part II: Indigeneity and Filipinx/American Studies: Decolonial
S53
Global Age S55
Activism
(Georgian) (Elizabethan C)
Chair: Di Zhou, University of Chicago Chair: Adrian De Leon, University of Toronto
Presenters: Presenters:
Di Zhou, University of Chicago - How Chinese Immigrants Katherine Achacoso, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa -

Wednesday
Become Trump Supporters: Revisiting Immigrant Contested Ecological Futures: (Re)mapping Settler and
Political Resocialization Theory in the Age of Indigenous Geographies of Environmental Justice in the
“Disconnection” Philippines and the Filipinx Diaspora
Siqin Kang, Hong Kong University of Science and Kim Compoc, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa -
Technology - Explaining Returnee Entrepreneurs Diasporic Filipina Settler Kuleana: Navigating the
Difference in India and China: A Developmental State Politics of Indigenous Self-Determination in Hawaiʻi
Perspective and Guåhan (Guam)
Tianlong You, Arizona State University - Exercising Vernadette Gonzalez, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa -
Citizenship Rights as An Outsider: How and Why Settler Kuleana and the Decolonial Guidebook Project
Middle-Class Asian Immigrants in the United States

thursday
Become Politically Engaged in the Globalization Era The Feeling Archive: Exercises in Queer Asian/American
Tommy Wu, City University of New York - Justice Served S56
Docu-Poetics
Online? The Moral Economy of Online Mobilization (Elizabethan D)
among Chinese Restaurant Workers Chair: Michelle Huang, Northwestern University
Presenters:
Playing Queer Asia: Video Games, Sexuality, and Asian Kimberly Alidio, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
S54
America Muriel Leung, University of Southern California
(Elizabethan B) MT Vallarta, University of California, Riverside
Chair: Edmond Chang, Ohio University
Presenters: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Friday
Miyoko Conley, University of California, Berkeley - International Scholars Reception
Looking for Love in Avian Places: Queerness and (By Invite Only)
Biopolitics in Hatoful Boyfriend
Petrus Liu, Boston University - From Gold Farmers to
Tech Bros: The Racialization of Masculinity, Creative
Labor, and Sovereignty in World of Warcraft
Christopher Patterson, Hong Kong Baptist University -
Author / Auteur / Asian: Ludophiles and the Virtual Orient
Takeo Rivera, Boston University - Who Mourns the

Saturday
Nameless?: Queerness, Orientalism, and Grievability in
Dragon Age Inquisition

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Chai, Christine..........................S36 Choi, Sodam.............................F75
INDEX Chambers-Letsn, Joshua.........S18
Chan, Sunny...............................T8
Chong, Chin-bo........................S43
Choudhury, Athia......................F11
A. Ono, Kent.............................T52 Bardier, Cortni.............................F9 Chan, Kenneth..........................T25 Chow, Karen.............................S36
Abadesco, Maria L......................F6 Barrios, Maria Joi......................F37 Chan, Eliza...............................S36 Choy, Catherine Ceniza.............T27
Abe, Frank................................S13 Barrios-Leblanc, Joi....................T9 Chandrashekar, Santhosh...........S8 Choi, Sodam............................S57
Ablaza Wills, Sammie.................P8 Bascara, Victor..........................F32 Chang, Anita.............................T10 Christian, Dorothy.....................S45
Achacoso, Katherine........F10, S55 Batongbacal, Edwin..................S47 Chang, Yi-Ting..........................T21 Chu, Patricia.............................T44
Acierto Alejandro T....................T52 Bayani, Jason...........................T36 Chang, Gordon.........................T78 Chuh, Kandice............................P3
Aguilar-San Juan, Karin..............P9 Bayraktar, Nilgun.......................T38 Chang, Edmond..........................F5 Chui, Mignonette.......................T45
Ainza, Dominic..........................S21 Beauregard, Guy.......................T12 Chang, Connie..................F31, F33 Chun, Claire..............................S48
Akbarzadeh, Heather Rastovac.T38 Belsare Akash............................S2 Chang, Jason...........................F43 Chung, Brian ............................T25
Alam, Rusaba...........................T22 Bender, Joshua.........................F44 Chang, Wendy............................S5 Chung, Juliana............................F3
Alejo, Erina..................................T3 Berger, Courtne........................T31 Chang, Gordon H.....................S18 Chung, Angie..............................S9
Ali, Anida Yoeu..........................T36 Bhalla, Tamara..................S26, S46 Chang, Edmond.......................S54 Chung, Eurie.............................S17
Alidio, Kimberly.........................S56 Bhatt, Amy................................S46 Chapman, Mary..........................S4 Chuong, Sophaline...................F42
Allen, Angelica..........................F32 Binh Ho, Ai................................F45 Chen, Edith.................................T1 Ciria Cruz, Rene........................S47
Allison Lee, Wendy....................T55 Birnbaum, Susanna..................F60 Chen, Tina Y..............................T21 Clark Rubio, Elizabeth...............S22
Alvarado, Jordan........................S7 Biscocho, Rizza..........................F9 Chen, Milton.............................T27 Clarke, Janet H.........................S44
Amrute, Sareeta.......................S46 Bock, Alana..............................F32 Chen, Edith...............................T41 Clutario, Genevieve...................S42
Antonio Vargas, Jose..................P5 Bonnell, Paul...............................F7 Chen, Jian................................T48 Coe, Jason.................................S3
Aoyama, Erin.............................F19 Bonus, Rick........................P4, S12 Chen, Carolyn...........................T54 Colmenar, Gerardo...................S44
Arandia, Mari...............................F9 Boo, Kyung-Sook.....................S57 Chen, Sally................................F64 Comparan, Maribel............F42, F67
Arevalo, Lucha..........................F34 Boston, Joanne........................S21 Chen, Chen..............................S24 Compoc, Kim....................F10, S55
Arvin, Maile...............................F24 Bow, Leslie.................................P2 Cheng, John.............................T62 Conley, Miyoko.........................S54
Asklipiadis, Athena Mari............T32 Buenavista, Tracy Lachica.........T50 Cheng, Jennifer S......................F69 Coráñez Bolton, Sony................F48
Attewell, Nadine........................T22 Buenavista Hanna, Karen..........F12 Cheung, Erica Maria..................F13 Corpuz, Kathleen........................T6
August, Timothy........................S16 Bui, Keva.............................T37, F5 Cheung, Floyd...................F50, S13 Crain, Amy................................T27
Avila, Geline..............................S47 Bui, Long............................F21, S1 Cheung-Miaw, Calvin........T13, T53 Cristobal, Shannon.....................T6
Ayson, Christina..................T18, F1 Bui, Vivian...................................S7 Chew, Laureen...........................P8 Crowdhury, Shimul......................F1
Ayuyang, Rina...........................F53 Bui Davis, Lawrence-Minh.........F50 Cheyemi McNeil, Ashley............S31 Cruz, Denise.............................S42
Azuma, Eiichiro.................S35, S37 Caabay, Charleen.....................S21 Chiang, Mark John..............T12, F7 Cruz Skinner, Michelle.................F4
Bahng, Aimee......................T8, F41 Cai, Kathryn..............................S31 Chien, Jennifer Crystal................T7 Cunanan, Giselle.......................T65
Baik, Crystal..............................F72 Caldwell, Ethan.........................F58 Chin, Curtis...............................T10 Curammeng, Edward................T72
Baker, Benjamin........................S23 Camacho, Keith................F70, S40 Chin, Philip................................T16 Curry, Ramona..........................T46
Bakhru, Tanya...........................F25 Camarao, Brian.........................F53 Chin, Vivian...............................T35 Custodio-Tan, Candace..............T3
Bakrania, Falu...................T47, S51 Cancio-Bello, Marci Calabretta....... Ching Yoon Louie, Miriam..........F27 Cyzewski, Julie..........................F25
Balance, Christine Bacareza......T39 .........................................T49, S24 Chiu, Mignonette.......................F61 Dagar Maglalang, Dale.......T70, F59
Balce, Nerissa.............................T9 Candelario, Rosemary...............F62 Chiu, Monica............................S49 Dao, Loan..................T53, F31, F51
Bald, Vivek................................F31 Cao, Timothy.............................F26 Cho, Yu-Fang......................T8, T43 Dariotis, Wei Ming..............T35, T52
Baldoz, Rick..............................T27 Carlson,Janet...........................S34 Cho, K. James..........................F31 Das Gupta, Monisha .........T59, F24
Banerjee, Neelanjana................F50 Caronan, Faye...........................F73 Cho, Helen...............................S30 Dave, Shilpa.............................S49
Banh, Jenny..............................T59 Cassinelli, S. Moon....................T66 Choi, Carolyn............................F22 David, Sky...................................F9
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Davis, Lawrence Minh-Binh.........P1 Fajardo, Kale.............................T71 Gualtieri, Sarah.........................F70 Hsu, Yun-Ting...........................F31
Day, Iyko...........................T43, S45 Fantone, Laura..........................F35 Gubuan-Rosal, Honey...............S29 Hsu, Hsuan...............................F41
Day, Leanne..............................F74 Farrales, May.............................T30 Guevarra, Anna.........................F20 Hsu, Stephanie...........................S2
De Guzman, Mila.......................T60 Feng, Peter...............................T10 Guinsatao Monberg, Terese......S34 Hsu, Funie..................................S5
de Guzman, Jennifer..................F53 Fernandez, Cielito.....................F64 Gupta-Carlson, Himanee...T67, F28 Hsu, Madeline..........................S35
De la Cruz, Meiver ....................T38 Fischer, Kay.......................F16, F47 Guzman, Kevin..................T70, F59 Hu Pegues, Juliana...........S27, S45
De La Torre, Teresa.....................S7 Fischer, Kei...............................S36 H. Wu, Frank...............................P3 Hu-DeHart, Evelyn ....................T78
De Leon, Adrian........T30, F10, S55 Fong, Kelly................................S25 Ha, KyungHee...........................F47 Hua, Julietta..............................F31
Dear, Jerry.........................F30, S44 Foua Her, Mai............................F66 Ha, Nina....................................T63 Huang, Michelle N.....................T21
Deer, Glenn...............................T22 Francisco-Menchavez, Valerie......... Ha Reizman, Laura....................T77 Huang, Betsy............................T37
Degnan, Marcus..........................F5 .........................................F28, F37 Habal, Estella..............................F6 Huang, Vivian L.........................T42
deGuzman, Jean-Paul................P6 Fu, May.....................................F27 Haduong, Paulina......................F14 Huang, Betsy..............................P6
Deleon, Reuben................F74, S19 Fugikawa, Laura..................P6, F49 Han, Joseph.............................T47 Huang, Mingwei........................F55
Deloso, Shannon................T65, P8 Fuhrmann, Arnika......................F40 Hancock, Katelyn......................T24 Huang, Todd.............................F64
Desai, Maharaj............................T6 Fujikane, Candace L.................S27 Harada, Gail................................F4 Huang, Yu-Ting.........................S27
Desai, Jinga......................T76, F28 Fujimoto, Isao...........................F52 Hashima, Larry..........................F34 Huang, Michelle........................S56
Desai, Manan............................F30 Fujino, Diane...............F27, P5, P10 Hata, Ryan........................T70, F59 Hue, Emily...................................S6
Dhingra, Pawan..........................P2 Fujita, Aya ..................................P1 Hathaway, Heather......................S3 Huh, Jinny.................................T37
Diaz, Josen.........................T9, T39 Fujita-Rony, Dorothy..................S25 Hayakawa, Mana......................F62 Hum, Tarry................................S12
Diaz, Robert......................T30, S42 Fujiwara, Lynn...........................F71 Hayashi, Kristen........................S25 Hune, Shirley.......................T35, P4
Doherty, Yuka...........................S33 Fukushima, Annie......................F22 Hayashida, Jennifer.....................P6 Hung, C.K. Richard...................S30
Domingo, Cindy.........T34, T60, S47 Fung, Eileen Chia-Ching..............T1 Herles, Cecilia...........................F61 Hunter Lee, Edward..................F46
Dong, Emily.................................P1 Fung, Catherine.............T74, F2, S2 Hernandez, Xavier.......................P9 Huynh, James...........................T23
Dong, Harvey............................T73 Gabiola, Joyce..........................F72 Higgins, Shawn.................F31, F38 Huynh, Cindy Nhi......................T35
Donnell, Kira.............................S52 Gaerlan, Cecilia.........................S29 Hioe, Brian..................................S5 Huynh, Jennifer.........................S16
Dubal, Veena.............................F31 Gambol, Eugene.........................T5 Hisatake, Kara..........................T56 Huynh, My-Lan.........................S39
Dubrow, Gail.............................T27 Gao-Miles, Linling.....................T33 Ho, Evelyn...................................T1 Huynh, Frances........................S40
Duong, Lan.......................T71, F63 Garcia, Christine Isana................T2 Ho, Jennifer.........................T37, S2 Hwang, Maria ...........................F22
Duong, Natalia..........................S20 Garg, Misha..............................T33 Ho, Tamara.......................T54, S49 Hwang, Ren-yo...........................S6
Eda, Haruki...............................F47 Geaga, Jaime..............................F6 Hoa Nguyen, Mike.....................F33 Hwang, Jensen Sine................S44
Elam, J. Daniel..........................T66 Gella, Christian.........................S40 Hoang, Annie............................S39 Hyoun-Joo Lee, Julia..................S4
Eng, Chris A......................T48, T55 Geron, Kim........................T34, T53 Hoàng, Uyên.......................F1, F57 Ignacio, Abraham........................F6
Eng, Anna.................................F73 Ghassemi, Neemah (Ziggy)........F67 Hom, Alice................................F72 Ikehara, Sam.............................T56
Eschavez See, Sarita.................T43 Gibbons, Jeff............................F15 Hom, Laureen...........................S12 Inoshita, Ann.............................S50
Escudero, Kevin........................F68 Goellnicht, Donald....................S11 Homsi Vinson, Pauline...............F70 Inouye, Karen...........................S15
Espiritu, Yến Lê.........................F17 Goldberg, David........................T25 Hong, Grace.............................T31 Irwin, Therese “Cathy”...............T17
Espiritu, Maya...........................F63 Gonzales, Daniel Phil...................P8 Hong, Mai-Linh.........................T44 Isaguirre-Bersola, Gabriella.......S19
Espiritu, Yen..............................F63 Gonzalez, Vernadette........F10, S55 Hong, Caroline..........................T76 Ishii, Douglas S..........................T55
Espiritu, Evyn Lê.......................S27 Gopinath, Gayatri......................T31 Hong, Heidi.......................F11, F41 Ishizuka, Karen L.................F39, P8
Estepa Ibanez, Roselyn...............F6 Gotanda, Neil..............................P3 Hong, Mai-Linh.........................F49 Itsuji Saranillio, Dean.................S45
Estrada, Thelma........................T60 Gow, William.............................S25 Honma, Todd............................S44 Jackson, Stephanie L................S26
Eubanks, Alexis...........................F9 Griffin, Dianne...........................S38 Hopman, Erika Street................T57 Jafri, Beenash.............................S8
Euni, Kim..................................F18 Grise, Virginia............................F43 Hsu, Madeline...........................T78 Janette, Michele.......................S34
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Jeannie, Park............................T11 Kim, Jinwon .............................T61 Kurashige, Lon.................S28, S37 Lee, C. Aujean...........................F68
Jeong, Soojin............................F66 Kim, Ju Yon...............................T61 Kwan, Yvonne...........................F25 Lee, Shelley................................S9
Jeung, Russell..........................T41 Kim, Elaine................................T73 Kwon, Soo Ah...........................S22 Lee, James...............................S10
Jew, Victor........................T28, S33 Kim, Kevin.................................T78 Kwon, Eunice...........................S36 Lee, Grace................................S17
Jha, Meeta.................................S3 Kim, Na-Rae...............................F7 Kyungwon Hong, Grace............F24 Lee, Josephine.........................S18
Jin, Michael...............................F44 Kim, Hahkyung Darline................F8 Labrador, Roderick..............T6, T25 Lee, Stephen............................S22
Joh , Anne................................T45 Kim, Joo Ok..............................F17 Lai, Tracy...................................T34 Lee, Jean Y...............................S26
John, Maria.................................S8 Kim, Barbara W.........................F23 Lai, Clement.............................S25 Lee, Josephine.........................S34
Johnson, Corey...........................T4 Kim, Kathy.................................F26 Lai, James................................S43 Lee, Jieun.................................S52
Johnson, Hayley........................F31 Kim, Rose M.............................F35 Lakshamanan, Praveena...........S26 Lee Merseth, Julie.......................S3
Joo, Rachel...............................T61 Kim, Hosu.................................F35 Lam, Mariam.............................F33 Lee Tu, Dawn......................F2, F36
Jordan, Erica............................S38 Kim, Angie................................F36 Lam, Kay...................................F64 Leong, Andrew Way..................T55
Joshi, Khyati......................T54, T67 Kim, Chang-Hee.......................S57 Lan, Lawrence..........................F57 Leong, Jeffrey Thomas..............F15
Juhasz-Woof, Christina.............S27 Kim, Richard.............................F52 Largo, Marissa..........................T22 Leong, Karen............................F24
Jung, Gowoon..........................T29 Kim, Jinah.................................F54 Lau, Yvonne..............................T40 Leong, Andrew.........................S35
Jung, Moon-ho..................F27, F31 Kim, Ju Yon...............................F54 Lau, Jacob R............................T48 Leung, Genevieve................T1, T25
Jung, Soya...............................P10 Kim, Daniel................................F65 Lau, Chrissy..............................T75 Leung, ManChui........................T41
K.H. Tse, Justin.........................T68 Kim, Nadia Y.............................F68 Lau, Jennifer.............................S35 Leung, Maxwell.........................F46
Kakinami Cloyd, Fredrick ..........T77 Kim, Daniel.................................S2 Lawsin, Emily P..........................T36 Leung, Muriel....................F69, S56
Kanae, Lisa.................................F4 Kim, Nadia..................................S9 Le, Mai Nhung.............................T1 Lew-Williams, Beth...................S18
Kandaswamy, Priya...................F71 Kim, Soo Mee.............................S9 Le, C.N.....................................T46 Li, Wei.......................................T33
Kang, Miliann....................T61, S38 Kim, Soo Mee...........................S22 Le, Quynh Nhu..........................T56 Li, Jessica.........................T70, F59
Kang, Simi................................T76 Kim, Jungwoo..........................S22 Le, Tram....................................F21 Li, Qianru..................................F45
Kang, Siqin...............................S53 Kim, Tess..................................S30 Le, Viet......................................F21 Lien, Pei-te...............................S43
Kao, Libby.................................T17 Kim, Claire Jean........................S33 Le, Danvy..................................F25 Lieu, Cindy................................S39
Kapadia, Ronak K...............S6, S51 Kim Lee, Summer......................T42 Le, Vy........................................F26 Lim, Rachel...............................T68
Karimi, Robert...........................T36 Kim Lee, Miho...........................F47 Le, Danvy..................................S39 Lim, Julian.................................F43
Kashi, Sabereh............................T7 Kimoto, Tamsin.........................F71 Le, Loan...................................S43 Lin, Yu-Hui (Amy).................T5, T53
Kelly, Jennifer............................F17 Kina, Laura.......................T52, S14 Lê, Mads.....................................F5 Lin, Freda..................................F38
Kennedy, J. Ryan......................S23 King, Homay.............................T31 Le-Khac, Long..........................S30 Ling, Irving................................T23
Khactu, Adrian..........................F46 Kinukawa, Tomomi....T64, F16, F47 Leano, Ryan A..........................F12 Ling, Huping.............................T33
Khan, Hareem............................S1 Kirk, Gwyn................................T51 Lee, Grace................................T10 Ling Lee, Cynthia......................F62
Khuc, Mimi.................T76, P6, S10 Kishimoto, Kyoko......................F56 Lee, Chris.................................T22 Linh Che, Cathy.................F50, F69
Khue Ninh, Erin...........................S2 Koh, E.J....................................S24 Lee, Se Hwa.............................T29 Linh, Tu Thuy.............................S42
Kim, Anthony...............................T3 Kono, Juliet..............................S50 Lee, Amy...................................T44 Linh Valverde, Kieu....................T77
Kim, Shannen...........................T11 Korematsu, Karen.....................F38 Lee, Jenny................................T46 Lipman, Jana............................T77
Kim, Soomin.............................T29 Krishnamurti, Sailaja..................T67 Lee, Mitchell..............................T58 Liu, Michael...............................T34
Kim, Jane..................................T36 Ku, Ryanson.............................T47 Lee, S. Heijin.............................T61 Liu, Monica...............................F22
Kim, Jinah.................................T45 Ku, Robert................................T61 Lee, Yumi..................................T66 Liu, Wen.....................................S5
Kim, Jina B................................T48 Kumar, Rushaan.......................T71 Lee, Jonathan...........................T68 Liu, Petrus................................S54
Kim, Justin..................................P1 Kuo, Rachel..............................F13 Lee, Rick.....................................F2 Liuo, Alice.................................F14
Kim, Noah..................................P1 Kuo, Karen.................................S5 Lee, Wendy.................................F3 Llanera, Marjorie.........................F1
Kim, Phyllis...............................T51 Kurashige, Scott.......................F52 Lee, Jenny.................................F60 Llanos, Danielle Bea....................F9
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Lo, Marie.............................T43, S8 McMaster, James.....................S20 Nguyen, Tu-Uygen....................T59 Pang, Phillip..............................T63
Lo, Bao...............................S7, S32 McNeil, Ashley Cheyemi..............T8 Nguyen, Marguerite...................T74 Pangilinan, James.......................S1
Lo, Aline...................................S32 Medina, Manuel........................T40 Nguyen, Vinh............................T74 Paramehta, Teraya....................T58
Loey, Jordan.....................T70, F59 Menchavez-Francisco, Valerie.....T6 Nguyen, Tracey.........................F26 Parikh, Crystal...................F55, S10
Lopez, Lori................................T10 Mendoza, A. Paul......................T24 Nguyen, Thang.........................F26 Park, Joon Hye.........................T18
Lopez, Maria Eugenia................T69 Mendoza, Tiffany.......................T65 Nguyen, Phuong.......................F28 Park, Terry.................................T36
Lopez, Nancy............................S33 Meng, Amy...............................S24 Nguyen, Pauline........................F42 Park, Kevin.................................P1
Louie, Bianca............................T68 Milne, Leah...............................T44 Nguyen, Angela.........................F44 Park, Josephine................T62, T66
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Maeda, Takuya..........................F19 Monkawa, David.......................T51 Nishime, LeiLani..................T8, F31 Park, Terry...................................P9
Magabo Perez, Jason...............F50 Montero, Aracely.......................S29 Nishimura, Amy.........................T14 Park Nelson, Kim...............F60, S52
Magalit Rodriguez, Robyn.........F12 Moon, Ansley............................T49 Nititham, Diane.........................F25 Parry, Amie Elizabeth..................S5
Magalong, Michelle...................T27 Moon, Krystyn...........................F31 Nobile, Tiana.............................T49 Passion, Christy........................S50
Magat, Jonathan.......................F45 Mortel Eduoard, Darlene....F12, F37 Noh, Eliza..................T35, T76, F26 Patraporn, R. Varisa..................F23
Magosaki, Rei...........................S32 Moser, Elizabeth.......................S31 Nolte, Victoria...........................T22 Patterson, Christopher......F48, S54
Magwill, Dom............................T63 Moy, Joyce...............................S48 Noriega, Tracie..........................S29 Paul Dizon, Jude.......................T65
Maira, Sunaina............................P5 Muller, Eric................................F19 O’Neill, Dan..............................S20 Pegler Gordon, Anna.........F73, S15
Makhijani, Simmy........F29, S26, P8 Mun-hye Baik, Crystal...............T42 Obayashi, Yuki..........................T13 Pelaud, Isabelle.........................F21
Mallick, Samip..........................S46 Munaweera, Nayomi.................F50 Ocampo, Anthony.....................S30 Peralta, Christine........................S1
Man, Jessica............................S19 Munshi, Soniya..................F24, F45 Odo, Franklin.....................T11, T27 Perez, Jason Magabo...............T39
Manalang, Aprilfaye...................F36 Museus, Samuel................T50, F33 Oertel, Anthony.........................T16 Perillo, J. Lorenzo......................F62
Manalansan IV, Martin.S42, T48, P3 Na, Vanessa......................T19, F57 Oh, Eunsil.................................T29 Peter Ibanez, Florante.................F6
Mani, Bakirathi..........................S51 Nadal, Kevin L.............................T2 Oh, Stella..........................F31, S49 Petrovic, Paul............................S16
Mannshahia, Amanda...............F66 Nadurata, Edward.............F32, S40 Oh, Arissa...................................S9 Pha, Kong.................................F40
Mannur, Anita......................T76, S6 Nagal, Jasmine Loren.................S7 Oishi, Eve..................................T10 Pham, David...............................T5
Mar, Eric............................T51, F16 Nagar, Richa.............................F20 Oka, Desun...............................F47 Pham, Peterson........................T23
Maramba, Dina.........................T72 Nakamura, Tadashi............T10, F39 Okamura, Jonathan.............T6, T14 Pham, Minh-Ha T...............T31, F13
Marchan, Mary..........................T71 Nakamura, Rika........................S37 Okihiro, Gary.............................P10 Pham, Vincent...........................F18
Martinez HoSang, Daniel...........P10 Nakano, Dana...........................T75 Omi, Michael.............................S37 Pham, Thien..............................F53
Masaoka, Kathy........................T51 Nakashima, Cindy.....................T77 Ong, Josephine........................S40 Phan, Ngoc...............................T14
Masequesmay, Gina............P9, F31 Nakatsu, Penny...........................P8 Ono, Kent A........................P2, F18 Phan, Le.....................................F2
Matias Dizon, Jude Paul............F51 Nasir, M. Bilal............................S26 Ozawa, Koji...............................F19 Phan, Aimee.............................F21
Matsumoto, Jason....................T57 Nessly, William..........................F30 Padios, Jan...............................F48 Phan, Arnold.............................F70
Matsumoto, Yuko.....................S37 Ng, Konrad..................T10, T27, F2 Pagsambugan, Paulo..................F9 Pheng Pha, Kong......................S32
McKee, Kimberly.......................S52 Ng, Laura.................................S41 Paik, Jonathan..........................S22 Phi, Bao....................................T36
McKelvey, Robert......................T77 Nguyen, Lan.............................T24 Pandya, Vanita..........................S51 Phommasa, Malaphone............T19
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Poethig, Johanna......................S14 Sanchez, Mark John...................T9 Sohoni, Deenesh.......................F31 Thobani, Sunera........................F71
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