Colors of Confinement: Photographs by Bill Manbo

November 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

A new exhibit sponsored by the Program in American Studies at the Whitman College Gallery:

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With the generous support of the George Sakioka Fund and Jacquelyne Hata Alexander ’84 P14 Fund for Japanese American Studies, we are proud to present a two-month gallery exhibit of rare color photographs by Bill Manbo, an internee at the Japanese American internment camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming.  The opening of the exhibit in March 2015 will be celebrated with a public roundtable discussion led by distinguished scholars from the fields of law, photography, and performance studies.  We take the exhibit as an occasion for reflecting on this dark moment in American history and for opening up a larger conversation about the ongoing relationships among law, race, and visuality.

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Record Number of Asian American Studies Courses Offered in Spring 2015 Semester

November 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

Courses for spring 2015 have been out for a while. As you are looking around the registrar, check our Princeton’s record THREE Asian American studies courses, which can help you fulfill an HA, SA, or LA. They are:

HIS 270/AMS 370Asian American History (HA) with Beth Lew-Williams, who is Princeton’s new Asian American studies professor! (More information below).

AAS 223Literature, Food, and the American Racial Diet (LA) with Anne Cheng

EAS 338/POL 354/AMS 356Asian Wars, American Politics, Hollywood Cinema (SA) with David Leheny

This will be the first time in 20 years that a course is taught at Princeton is Asian American history. If you’re interested, check out the detailed description below.

**If you are interested in finding out more about Asian American studies at Princeton, check out the AASA website here.**

HIS 270/AMS 370 Asian American History

Cls# 42925/Lew-Williams) M, W 11-11:50

Princeton students have been fighting for the university to offer Asian American studies courses for four decades. Come find out why. This class will approach U.S. history from the racial margins of the nation, focusing on East Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian migrants and their descendants. Each lecture will consider both a topic and a question. Lectures will include: Chinese Exclusion (or Why did the United States invent border control to keep out the Chinese?); The Fragmented South Asian Diaspora (or Are Asian Americans between black and white?); The Model Minority (or How did Asian Americans become the “good” race?); and Transnational Asian Adoption (or What are the politics of coerced migration?). Students at all levels and from all fields are welcome.

Eric Pai Asian American Studies Student Research Fund

October 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

The Program in American Studies is offering a new fund, open to undergraduate and graduate students, for research in Asian American Studies. The announcement is as follows:

The Program in American Studies is proud to announce the availability of the “Eric Pai Asian American Studies Student Research Fund.

This fund encourages and supports original research in the field of Asian American Studies and is open to undergraduates and graduate students in all University departments.

Proposed research should directly contribute to senior theses, junior papers, or other course-related projects, or PhD dissertations.

Undergraduates should apply online at SAFE: http://www.princeton.edu/studentfunding/

There are two distinct opportunities posted, one for senior theses and one for all other projects.

Graduate students should email a request, containing a budget and a project description, to Professor Cheng aacheng@princeton.edu, with a copy to Judith Ferszt jferszt@princeton.edu.

Japanese Taiko Concert with Kenny Endo, Kaoru Watanabe, and So Percussion

October 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

On Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00 PM, watch Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe perform with So Percussion in Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall. Endo and Watanabe’s work is a bold re-contextualization of Japanese theater and festival traditions within a contemporary musical landscape. Although they specialize in taiko drums and shinobue bamboo flutes, Endo and Watanabe weave in other musical traditions from around the world through their original compositions, arrangements of tradition pieces, and improvisations. Admission is free.  taiko concert flier2

Asian American Studies Student Research Fund

September 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

The Program in American Studies asked us to share this information about a new funding opportunity for student research in Asian American studies:

The Program in American Studies is proud to announce the availability of the “Asian American Studies Student Research Fund.

 

This fund encourages and supports original research in the field of Asian American Studies and is open to undergraduates and graduate students in both the humanities and the social sciences.

Scholarly and/or creative projects are welcomed.  Proposed research should directly contribute to senior theses, junior papers, PhD dissertations, and other sustained projects.

 

Please check the AMS website for application guidelines, available starting October 1, 2014.

Princeton Searching for Professor in Asian American Studies

September 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

Princeton has launched a search for a senior, tenured professor in Asian American Studies! The search will occur across several departments, with the hire being offered a position in the department suiting his/her field of research along with an affiliation with the Program in American Studies. Further details on the search can be found on the Princeton jobs website here.


 

The announcement is as follows:

Asian American Studies Position at Princeton:
Job Title: Professor/Associate Professor

Department: Council of the Humanities – 21000

Princeton University seeks distinguished candidates for a tenured professorship in Asian American Studies, including, but not exclusive to, migration and transpacific Asian Studies. Preference will be given to candidates whose work, while centrally located in Asian American Studies, also builds substantial and visionary bridges to other fields of inquiry, especially Anthropology, East Asian Studies, Politics, Religion, literary/cultural studies, and comparative race studies.

The successful candidate will be appointed in the department(s) best suited to his or her research and will be affiliated with the Program in American Studies. Field of specialization is open.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest along with a vita which includes three names of reference, and a writing sample. The letter of interest should include the candidate’s sense of the field and his or her vision for the future of Asian American Studies. Evaluation of applicants will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Princeton is an AA/EEO employer and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and those with disabilities.

Essential Qualifications:
Excellence in a humanities or social science discipline.
Thematic focus in Asian American Studies.
Ph.D. in a humanities or social science discipline.

Unfound: The Princeton Journal of Asian American Studies – Submission Deadline in 1 week!

August 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

Unfound: The Princeton Journal of Asian American Studies has its submission deadline for its fall issue in just over a week!The inaugural volume of the journal is accepting submissions from undergraduates and graduates across the country and abroad. Deadline is September 8 at 5:00pm. Submission details on the flyer below. More information can be found on their website: unfoundjournal.com.

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