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Asian American and Pacific Islander Women Lecture Series

April 19, 2021

The UW American Ethnic Studies program has launched a four part series titled the Asian American and Pacific Islander Women Lecture Series. This series brings four scholars from various fields whose work delves deep into the issues Asian/American women face today.  Next in the series: 

A Refugee Critique of Representations: On Criticality and Creativity

May 28, 2021 at 11:00 AM

LanDuong is Associate Professor in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California. See link for full information.

Previous lectures:

The Power of Asian/ American Cinema

April 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM

A talk be Celine Parreñas Shimizu, award-winning film scholar and filmmaker, and Professor and Director of the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University. See link for full information and recording of lecture.

Pacificas Method: Pursuing Spaciousness, Confronting Confinement

April 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Laurel Mei-Singh serves as an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawai’i Mānoa. Her research interests include environmental justice, militarization, the relationship of race and indigeneity to histories of war, fences and self-determination, abolition, racial capitalism, and the Pacific. See link for full information.

Without Enhancements: Sexual Violence in the Every day Lives of Asian American Women

May 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Erin Khuê Ninh writes about the model minority as racialization and subject formation. See link for full information.

For more information contact Linh Thuy Nguyen at

This series is supported by the American Ethnic Studies Program, Southeast Asia Center, Simpson Center for the Humanities, and UW Japan Studies Program.