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Association for Asian American Studies


Annual Conference

APRIL 25-27,

2019 Madison, Wisconsin


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Table of Contents
Conference at a Glance.............................................................................4
AAAS Presidents.......................................................................................7
AAAS Board Members...............................................................................8
Association for Asian American Studies.....................................................
Mission, Activities, & Membership...............................................9
Welcome from the President...................................................................10
Program Committee Welcome Message.................................................12
Site Committee Welcome Message........................................................13
Conference Committees..........................................................................14
Honors & Awards.....................................................................................16
Book Awards...........................................................................................22
Lifetime Members....................................................................................24
Section Meetings.....................................................................................25
AAAS Welcome & Celebration of New Books Reception.......................26
Presidential Sessions...............................................................................30
Plenary Sessions.....................................................................................38
ASAK Panel.............................................................................................44
Mentorship Sessions...............................................................................46
Meet the Professor...................................................................................51
2019 Exhibitors........................................................................................53
Tours........................................................................................................54
Call For Papers 2020..............................................................................56
Conference Schedule..................................................................................
Wednesday.................................................................................58
Thursday.....................................................................................60

Program Designed by:


Friday..........................................................................................84
Saturday....................................................................................110
Sponsors & Donors................................................................................130
Justin Gonzalez Index......................................................................................................132
Advertisements......................................................................................140
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Conference at a Glance Conference at a Glance


Wednesday, April 24 Friday, April 26
3:00pm-5:00pm Registration 7:00am-5:00pm Registration
8:15am-9:45am Sessions F66 - F75

Thursday, April 25 8:30am-5:00pm Exhibitors

7:00am-5:00pm Registration 10:00am-11:30am Sessions P1, M3, F79 - F87

8:15am-9:45am Sessions M1, T1 - T10 11:30am-1:00pm Sessions P4 & F32

8:30am-5:00pm Exhibitors 11:45am-12:45pm Section Meetings SC5 - SC11

10:00am-11:30am Sessions T14 - T23 Session F88

11:45am-12:45pm Section Meetings SC1 - SC4 1:00pm-2:30pm Sessions GS1, F92 - F100

1:00pm-2:30pm Sessions M2, T27 - T36 2:00pm-3:00pm Temple University Press Reception

2:45am-4:15pm Session T40 - T52 2:45pm-4:15pm Sessions SS2, F105 - F112

Meet the Professor Meet the Professor

4:30pm-6:00pm Session SS1, T53 - T61 4:15pm-5:15pm Madison Site Committee’s

6:00pm-7:00pm AAAS Welcome & Welcome Reception

Celebration of New Books Reception 4:30pm-6:00pm Sessions P2, F113 - F130


6:00pm-7:30pm International Scholars Reception
6:30pm-8:30pm Reception and Book Launch

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Conference at a Glance AAAS Presidents


Saturday, April 27
Douglas W. Lee 1979-1980
7:00am-10:00am JAAS Editorial Board Meeting Sucheng Chan 1981-1983
8:00am-10:00am Registration Don T. Nakanishi 1983-1985
Gary Y. Okihiro 1985-1987
8:15am-9:45am Sessions S131 - S143
Shirley Hune 1987-1989
8:30am-12:00pm Exhibitors Franklin Odo 1989-1991
10:00am-11:30am Sessions P3, S144 - S154 Elaine H. Kim 1991-1993
Kenyon S. Chan 1993-1995
11:45am-12:45pm Section Meetings SC12 - SC16
Gail M. Nomura 1995-1997
1:00pm-2:30pm Sessions GS2, S157 - 163 Yen Le Espiritu 1997-1998
2:45pm-4:15pm Sessions S170 - S178 Stephen H. Sumida 1999-2000
Hien Duc Do 2000-2002
Meet the Professor Dana Y. Takagi 2002-2004
4:30pm-5:45pm AAAS General Meeting Franklin Ng 2004-2006
6:00pm-7:30pm Awards Ceremony
Rajini Srikanth 2006-2008
Rick Bonus 2008-2010
Josephine Lee 2010-2012
Mary Yu Danico 2012-2014
Linda Trinh Võ 2014-2016
Cathy Schlund-Vials 2016-2018
Theodore S. Gonzalves 2018-2020

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AAAS Board Members 2018- 2019 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
Elaine Andres Theodore S. Gonzalves
University of California, Irvine conferences, symposia, special projects, and events, which engage
Smithsonian Institution
Student Representative 2018-2020 President 2017-2020 the association’s priorities with regard to scholarship, mentorship, and
pedagogy. Equally important is the degree to which the association’s
Shilpa Davé various objectives – specifically as they intersect with advocating and
University of Virginia representing the interests and welfare of Asian American Studies and
Interior West/South 2016-2019 Asian Americans – reflect multiple communities and varied identities.

ACTIVITIES
Anna Guevarra Sue Kim Since 1980, the AAAS has sponsored an annual national conference,
University of Illinois, Chicago University of Massachusetts, Lowell which remains the central academic venue for Asian American Studies
Midwest 2016-2019 New England/East & Central Canada
2016-2019 as a dynamic interdisciplinary field. The AAAS publishes an esteemed
peer-reviewed journal (the Journal of Asian American Studies); sponsors
Mimi Khúc
Asian American Literary Review convenings for directors and chairs of Asian American studies programs
Contingent Faculty 2018-2020 and departments; hosts workshops for junior faculty; stages “drop-in” job
market clinics for graduate students; recognizes cutting-edge research
via its book awards; celebrates the work of field founders and community
organizers; and serves as an information/advocacy resource on matters
Laura Kina Robyn Magalit Rodriguez concerning Asian Americans and Asian American Studies.
DePaul University University of California, Davis
Section Representative 2016-2019 Northern California 2017-2020
MEMBERSHIP
James Kyung-Jin Lee Comprised of researchers, teachers, and students, the membership for
University of California, Irvine the AAAS reflects the disciplinary diversity of the field and its practitioners.
Southern California 2017-2020 The membership also includes those in the private and public sectors,
activists, artists, writers, journalists, archivists and librarians, policy
makers, and community organizers. Membership in the AAAS is based on
Stanley Thangraj a calendar year (January 1 – December 31). A member in good standing
The City College of New York (CUNY) Christine Yano
University of Hawaii at Mānoa is one whose paid membership is current in the calendar year. Those
Mid-Atlantic 2017-2020
Pacific Northwest, Hawai’i, and Pacific in good standing will receive AAAS email announcements, reduced
Islands, & Western Canada 2017-2020 conference registration rates, the Journal of Asian American Studies,
voting and advocacy privileges, and access to special programs.

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Welcome from the President Asian Studies. Congratulations! We look forward to working with her in her new
leadership role.

Humans have called this place home for 12,000 years and counting. The Rotating on to the board for three-year terms are Karin Aguilar-San Juan,
Association for Asian American Studies acknowledges that we are holding our Jason Oliver Chang, Christopher Eng, Jennifer Ho, Caroline Kyungah Hong,
annual meeting on the traditional homelands of the Ho-Chunk Nation, the People Karen Kuo, and Roderick N. Labrador. Recognizing that the Association’s
of the Big Voice, who have called this place Teejop (day-JOPE). The Association work requires more careful stewarding of its institutional memory and practices,
respects the inherent sovereignty and unique legal status, as affirmed and set we welcome to the board for the first time the new position of Archivist. Paul Lai
forth in state and federal law, of the First Nations of Wisconsin. will serve as the first person to hold that post. Welcome all!

On behalf of the all-volunteer Executive Board and Administrative Staff of the Finally, I want to acknowledge the work that is done by dozens of you who agree
Association for Asian American Studies, I welcome you to this year’s annual to serve on committees throughout the year. In the following pages, take note
meeting in Madison, Wisconsin! of the members of the Program and Site committees. Peruse the list of active
Sections. And finally, glance at the list of Book and General Awards for this year.
Sanctuary, Fugitivity, and the Ungovernable. All of the above activities are possible only when volunteers agree to review and
comment on submissions, facilitate discussions, or helm a committee. This kind
This year’s theme started out with the initial concept of sanctuary—one that is of careful attention to peer-review is the very heart of our collective work that
not only timely, but also has deep resonance with the histories of struggle that advances our field from year to year. Thank you for your time and talent.
members of our communities have undertaken as scholars, faith practitioners,
activists, and policy-makers. Our Program Committee Co-chairs, Vernadette In addition to the Executive Board, our Association benefits from the dedication
Gonzalez and Eric Tang, ably extended and deepened that original concept of our Administrative Staff, Tamara Ko and Jennifer De Luna, led by Managing
with provocative and complementary elements. Sanctuary, fugitivity, and Director Anna Gonzalez. These three individuals coordinate the lion’s share of
ungovernability are not merely abstract notions. They represent the broad the work that takes place behind the scenes. They deserve a standing ovation.
interdisciplinary themes that extend last year’s conference themes focused on
solidarities. As you can see from this year’s thoughtful program offerings, the Our Executive Board will soon be announcing some exciting developments,
scholarship in our field demonstrates that we are witnesses to crises that span including the development of the Association’s Code of Conduct as well as
localities, nations, and diasporas. an update to our website. Members will continue to receive our occasional
newsletter and you can find us on our usual social media platforms.
This particular conference and its setting also deserves attention. First, this
conference marks the Association’s 40th anniversary as a professional academic I hope you have a productive and enjoyable time at the conference. For the up-
organization. One of the Presidential Panels will allow us to reflect on the nature and-coming scholars attending, and especially for those of you attending for the
of our work in attempting to advance Asian American studies, mentor scholars, first time: make a point of introducing yourself to others here. Exchange contact
and democratize higher education. Second, the setting of Madison, Wisconsin information with a panelist whose work you enjoyed or introduce yourself to that
in particular, and the Mid-West in general, offers us an opportunity to take stock scholar whose work you were assigned to read. Every senior scholar worth their
of our field. One of the standing committees on our Executive Board is focused salt knows that it is part of the job to mentor another generation so that they may
on mentoring. That committee has created a slate of panels that will allow us reach their goals.
to highlight the mentoring of Southeast Asian studies scholars, with particular
attention to members of the Hmong community. If any of us on the Executive Board or Administrative Staff can be of help during
your conference experience, don’t hesitate to contact us. Again, let me extend
As President, it’s been my pleasure to work with a talented group of individuals my warmest welcome.
on the Executive Board. Please join me in acknowledging the valuable service
of the following who will be rotating off the board at the end of this conference: Sincerely,
Shilpa Davé, Anna Guevarra, Sue Kim, Laura Kina, Stanley Thangaraj, and
Christine Yano. Professor Yano will be stepping down before the completion Theodore S. Gonzalves
of her term, as she has been named President-Elect of the Association for President, Association for Asian American Studies
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Welcome from the Program Committee Welcome from the Site Committee
Welcome to Madison for the 2019 Association for Asian American Studies Con-
Welcome to the 2019 Association for Asian American Studies Conference. ference! We are so excited to have you join us here on the isthmus, and are
crossing our fingers for warm springtime weather. The picturesque marble dome
We gather during a sobering political moment, but with continued hope of the Capitol building marks the center of the city, surrounded by the streets of
in the power of the people to imagine and demand otherwise. Given the Capitol Square that host the famous Dane County Farmer’s Market every Satur-
unrelenting assaults on vulnerable groups that has characterized the Trump day. Take a stroll or bike ride down the bustling sidewalks of State Street and you
administration, and the concomitant, urgent and tireless responses of those land at the heart of campus, which extends 1,000 acres along the edge of Lake
struggling for social justice and survival, this conference is a chance to learn Mendota and is home to 43,000 students. This is where we launched our Asian
from each other, connect, and rejuvenate our spirits so we can continue to American Studies Program in 1991, the first of its kind in the Midwest.
fight again.
We have a number of events designed to showcase our extraordinary scholar-
We gather in Madison, Wisconsin, an epicenter of attempts to roll back worker ship, as well as the beauty and culture of our city. This includes a beer tasting
rights, to legalize voter suppression, and dismantle the welfare state. It has tour sampling from our best local breweries on Thursday evening, and a lunch-
also been at the front lines of fierce resistances big and small and increasingly time tour on Friday of the Capitol building and the surrounding eateries and of-
intersectional political strategies—of people refusing to be governed by the ferings from local chefs. Then on Friday night, please join us for an evening of
arbitrary tyranny of the capitalist imperialist state. karaoke and merriment hosted by your very own Site Committee Chairs!

This year’s conference hosts over 130 sessions that are inspiring in their On Thursday evening, we invite you to join us on campus for a special screening
diversity, breadth, and rigor. They wrestle with questions raised by this year’s of Kulap Vilaysack’s documentary Origin Story, followed by Q & A with the di-
conference theme, furthering our understandings of the workings of power rector herself. An acclaimed actor and television producer from the Twin Cities,
from above and below. The next few days will feature an exciting array of Vilaysack uses the filmmaking process to trace her own complicated family histo-
scholars, community members, activists, and artists committed to the fight ry all the way to Laos and meets the biological father she never knew.
against racism, sexism, homophobia, colonialism, and other forms of hate.
On Saturday is our plenary, focused on the topic of Refugee Studies in the Mid-
As in any coalitional effort, many people contributed to making this west. This includes a fantastic array of scholars, writers, and activists who are
experts in this area and will help us to understand the context of refugee studies
conference possible. We want to thank our dedicated program committee
in this region, as well as new directions for moving forward in this area. We have
members for their generous service. Without Anna Gonzalez, Tamara Ko and
invited Kao Kalia Yang, Lila Sharif, Yang Sao Xiong, and Bich Nguyen as speak-
Jennifer DeLuna, this train would have derailed long ago: they are champion
ers, and their discussion will be moderated by Cindy I-Fen Cheng, the director of
organizers, patient beyond belief, and gracious collaborators.
Asian American Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Freedom, Inc. is the
recipient of our Community Award due to their absolutely life-changing communi-
Finally, thank you, for making the trip to Madison, sharing your research,
ty activism in fighting for Black, Southeast Asian, and queer liberation in Madison.
activism, and art, and continuing to make this professional association a
family and community. Finally, we would like to thank our Site Committee members for all their help in
organizing these events: Leslie Bow, Cindy I-Fen Cheng, Jan Miyasaki, Stacey
Lee, Yang Sao Xiong, and Dan Wang.
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Eric Tang, University of Texas, Austin On Wisconsin!
AAAS 2019 Program Committee Co-Chairs Lori Kido Lopez, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Timothy Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
AAAS 2019 Site Committee Co-Chairs

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Conference Committees Conference Committees


Site Committee Program Committee
Lori Kido Lopez, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Co-Chair Vernadette Gonzalez, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Co-Chair
Timothy Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Co-Chair Eric Tang, University of Texas, Co-Chair

Leslie Bow, University of Wisconsin-Madison Iyko Day, Mount Holyoke College


Cindy I-Fen Cheng, University of Wisconsin-Madison Marie Lo, Portland State University
Jan Miyasaki, University of Wisconsin-Madison Victor Mendoza, University of Michigan
Stacey Lee, University of Wisconsin-Madison Setsu Shigematsu, University of California, Riverside
Yang Sao Xiong, University of Wisconsin-Madison Zareena Grewal, Yale University
Dan Wang, Independent Writer/Artist Tamara Bhalla, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Loan Dao, University of Massachusetts Boston
Monisha DasGupta, University of Hawaiʻi
Vivek Bald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Vichet Chhuon, University of Minnesota
Nerissa Balce, Stony Brook University
Eric Pido, San Francisco State University

Mentorship Committee
Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Macalester College
Elaine Andres, University of California Irvine
Anna Guevarra, University of Illinois at Chicago
Mimi Khúc, Asian American Literary Review
Josephine Lee, University of Minnesota

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Honors & Awards


In Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon’s last statement, she wrote, “I am an
historian dedicated to building bridges between the communities about
whom I write (Filipino Americans, Asian Americans, immigrants, workers)
and the academy. I have devoted my life’s work to sharing the stories of
Lifetime Achievement Award people and communities at the margins of the American story…With the
Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Associate Professor, Department of History,
humanities and history disciplines under attack, there is no better time to
San Francisco State University
strengthen the work we do as professional historians.”
An Associate Professor with tenure in the
Department of History at San Francisco State Early Career Achievement Award
University, Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon is a third Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, Curator of Asian Pacific American Studies,
generation Pinay born in Stockton, California. She Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
received her B.A. in History with a specialization in
Asian American Studies (1994) and her M.A. in Asian Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, PhD is Curator of Asian
American Studies (2007), both from UCLA, where Pacific American Studies at the Smithsonian Asian
she took her first Filipina/o American studies course Pacific American Center (APAC). He co-authored
that sparked her lifelong love and activism for justice. APAC’s Culture Lab Manifesto and serves as lead
She moved back to the Bay Area in 1997 when she accepted a fellowship organizer for the Asian American Literature Festival,
to complete a Ph.D. in American History at Stanford University. Her dis- hosted in partnership between the Smithsonian,
sertation eventually became the award winning book published by Duke Library of Congress, Poetry Foundation,
University Press, Little Manila is in the Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o Association for Asian American Studies, Kundiman,
American Community in Stockton, California, now in its 6th printing. and Kaya Press. He is also founding Director of
the Washington, DC-based arts nonprofit The Asian American Literary
In 2004, Dr. Mabalon joined the faculty of the Department of History at Review (AALR), where he serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of its critically
San Francisco State University. A beloved colleague, teacher and mentor, acclaimed literary journal and has overseen its various education initia-
her research and teaching interests included Filipina/o American history, tives, which have virtually connected over 200 classrooms in 9 coun-
oral history, urban history, immigration, women and gender, cultural mem- tries.
ory and historic and cultural preservation, and American and Filipina/o
American foodways. Her poetry, articles and curriculum in Filipina/o
American history and studies are published widely in books, anthologies, Excellence in Mentorship Award
and journals. She also leaves us with a beautiful historic book for youth Anita Mannur, Associate Professor of English, Miami University
entitled Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong co-written with Gayle
Romasanta and iIlustrated by Andre Sibayan. It is the first illustrated chil- Anita Mannur is associate professor of English at
dren’s book on Filipino American history and the first about Larry Itliong, Miami University, Ohio. She took her first Asian
the co-founder of the United Farm Workers. American Studies course in 1996 with Professor
Amy Ling at the University of Wisconsin Madison
As co-founder and board member of the Little Manila Foundation, she where she majored in comparative literature. She is
continued to work for the preservation and revitalization of the Little Ma- the author of Culinary Fictions: Food in South Asian
nila Historic Site in Stockton. Through her visionary work and leadership Diasporic Culture (Temple 2010). Her work has ap
they saved the historic buildings of Little Manila from demolition in 2003 peared in numerous collections and journals.
and she inspires a generation of youth in her hometown who will continue Currently she is working on a manuscript titled
her legacy. Intimate Eating Publics: Food and Radical Forms of Public (under con-
tract with Duke UP). She also served as editor of the Journal of Asian
American Studies from 2015-2017.
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Graduate Student Travel Grant Engaged Scholar Award


Jane Komori, Ph.D. Candidate, History of Consciousness Department, Dr. OiYan Poon, Assistant Professor, Higher Education Leadership;
University of California, Santa Cruz Director of the Race & Intersectional Studies for Educational Equity
(RISE) Center, Colorado State University
Jane Aiko Komori is a PhD student in the History of
Consciousness Department at the University of Dr. OiYan Poon is an Assistant Professor of Higher
California, Santa Cruz.She holds a Bachelor of Arts Education Leadership and Director of the Race &
First Class with Distinction in gender, sexuality, and Intersectional Studies for Educational Equity (RISE)
women’s studies and humanities from Simon Center at Colorado State University. Her research
Fraser University and is a Social Sciences and focuses on the racial politics and discourses of
Humanities Council of Canada doctoral fellow. college access, higher education policy, affirmative
Informed by a professional farming practice, action, and Asian Americans. She has been a key
organizing in feminist and social justice communities, advocate for the establishment of the federal
and literary and creative work, Jane pursues interdisciplinary research AANAPISI designation, the collection of ethnically
that is concerned with Japanese Canadian racial, cultural, and political disaggregated student data in the University of California, and a lead
formations since internment during the Second World War and its formal author of the 2018 amicus brief on behalf of 531 social scientists sub-
redress in 1988. Jane’s research investigates how Japanese Canadians mitted in support of race-conscious admissions in the SFFA v. Harvard
have built and maintained cultural identity and spaces of home and be- case. She is currently working on a Spencer Foundation funded study
longing in spite of displacement through alternative food systems, and on how race-conscious holistic review works at highly selective post-
how Japanese Canadian politics interacts with the settler colonial and secondary institutions, and completing a book manuscript entitled Jus-
trans-Pacific context within which it is situated. tice or Just Us: Asian Americans and the Racial Borderlands of Affirma-
tive Action.
Best Graduate Student Paper Award
Erica Kanesaka Kalnay, Ph.D. Candidate, English Literary Studies,
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Erica Kanesaka Kalnay is a Ph.D. Candidate in


English Literary Studies at the University of
Wisconsin, Madison, where she studies children’s
literature and culture and Asian diaspora studies
under the direction of Leslie Bow. She is currently
working on a dissertation that traces the
transnational circulation of racial affects through
children’s books and toys that traveled across Japan,
England, and America beginning at the fin de siècle.
Her first academic article appeared in Children’s Literature Association
Quarterly. A second article, winner of the Sally Mitchell Prize from the
North American Victorian Studies Association, is forthcoming in Oxford
Literary Review. She also holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New
York University and writes essays and short stories.

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Community Organization Award 5th Annual AURA-AAAS Endowment Fund


Freedom, Inc. Registration Award 2019
Organization Contacts: The AURA-AAAS Endowment Fund Registration Award was established
Kabzuag Vaj, Co-Executive Director with a gift from Asians United to Raise Awareness (AURA). This year, for
M. Adams, Co-Executive Director the second time, the AURA-AAAS Endowment Fund Registration Award
allows the Association for Asian American Studies to facilitate communi-
Freedom, Inc. is a grassroots organization in Madison, WI whose mis- ty participation in our annual conference by waiving registration fees for
sion is to end violence within and against low and no-income Black and individuals from one of the following categories: paid staff members of
Southeast Asian communities. Since 2003, they have used creative and a NGO or community organization; artists, writers, journalists, or film-
innovative strategies to respond to oppression, racism, and violence, makers not employed in a full-time capacity by an educational institu-
particularly focusing on developing leaders from those who are most tion; contingent/adjunct faculty; unaffiliated persons; or undergraduate
impacted. Their Co-Executive Directors Kabzuag Vaj and M. Adams students.
have been nationally recognized for their thought leadership in how to
bring about deep social, political, cultural, and economic change by Chrisna Khuon, Founder Voices of Lynn Festival
organizing around the root causes of violence. In line with their slogan Peter Pa, Artist
“Our Community is Our Campaign,” Freedom, Inc. has tackled a wide Adele Pham, Filmmaker
range of issues including LGBTQ rights, gender violence, prison aboli- Teo Saragi, Filmmaker & Organizer
tion, police brutality, removing police from schools, reproductive justice, Nancy Vue Tran, Director of Grants and Development, Freedom Inc.
refugee rights, domestic violence, and much more. They have created
specific programs focused on the culturally-specific needs of Black and
Southeast Asian elders, youth, refugees, womyn, gender non-conform-
ing and queer folks.

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Book Awards Book Awards


Creative Writing (Poetry) Humanities and Cultural Studies (Literature)
Margaret Rhee, Love, Robot Crystal Parikh, Writing Human Rights: The
(The Operating System 2017) Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color
(University of Minnesota Press 2017)

Creative Writing (Prose)


Karen Tei Yamashita, Letters to Memory Humanities and Cultural Studies
(Coffee House Press 2017) (Media & Performance Studies)
Nancy Yunhwa Rao, Chinatown Opera Theater
in North American
(University of Illinois Press 2017)

Honorable Mention: ShiPu Wang, The Other American


Moderns: Matsura, Ishigaki, Noda, Hayakawa
History (Penn State University Press 2017)

Julian Lim, Porous Borders: Multiracial


Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Social Science
Borderlands
(University of North Carolina Press 2017) Eric J. Pido, Migrant Returns: Manila,
Development, and Transnational Connectivity
(Duke University Press 2017)

Honorable Mention: Lalaie Ameeriar, Downwardly Global:


Women, Work, and Citizenship in the Pakistani Diaspora
(Duke University Press 2017)

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Lifetime Members Section Meetings


Thursday, April 25 Saturday, April 27
Rick Bonus James Kyung-Jin Lee 11:45am-12:45pm 11:45am-12:45pm
Daniel Bronstein Jennifer Lee SC1 Social Science Section Filipinx and Filipinx
Faye C. Caronan Chen Josephine D. Lee (Conference Room 1)
SC12 American Studies Section
Kenyon S. Chan Betty Lee-Sung (Assembly)
David S. Cho Pei-te Lien Hmong American Section
SC2
(Conference Room 2) History Section
Clara M. Chu Dawn Bohulano Mabalon SC13
Mary Kunmi Danico Anita Mannur (Conference Room 1)
Critical Adoption Studies Section
Roger Daniels William Nessly SC3
(Conference Room 3) CHALIS (Cultural Heritage,
Shilpa Davé Viet Nguyen
SC14 Archives, Libraries and
Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis Leilani Nishime
Jigna Desai Gail M. Nomura Asian Settler Colonialism Caucus
SC4
Information Science)
Section (Conference Room 2)
Lan Dong Anthony Ocampo
(Conference Room 4)
Christopher Eng Kent A. Ono Critical Mixed Race
Augusto Espiritu Rhacel Parrenas
SC15
Studies Section
Janet M. Francendese Eric Pido Friday, April 26 (Conference Room 3)
Catherine Fung Greg Robinson 11:45am-12:45pm
Anna K. Gonzalez Queer Studies Section
Cathy J. Schlund-Vials
SC5 South Asian Section SC16
(Conference Room 4)
Theodore S. Gonzalves Nitasha Sharma (Conference Room 1)
Jennifer Hayashida Jeff Sheng
Jennifer Ho Lok Siu Southeast Asian American Section
Madeline Hsu
SC6
(Conference Room 2)
Stephen Sumida
Shirley Hune Donna Tong
Asian American Feminisms
Allan Isaac Monica Trieu SC7
Section
Mimi Khúc Linda T. Vo (Conference Room 3)
Peter Kiang Janelle S. Wong
Heidi Kim Judy Tzu-Chun Wu Religious Studies Section
Michelle Ko Grace J. Yoo SC8
(Conference Room 4)
Raoul Kulberg Helen Zia
Scholar Activism Section
SC9
(Conference Room 5)

East of California Section


SC10
(University AB)

Undergraduate Section
SC11
(University CD)
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AAAS Welcome & Celebration


NCRR: The Grassroots Struggle for Japanese American Redress
and Reparations, edited by Lane Ryo Hirabayshi, Richard Katsuda,
Suzy Katsuda, Kathy Masaoka, Kay Ochi, Janice Iwanaga Yen. UCLA
Asian American Studies Center Press
of New Books Reception Worldly Desires: Cosmopolitanism and Cinema in Hong Kong and
Thursday, April 25 Taiwan, Brian Hu. Edinburgh University Press

6:00pm-7:00pm Worldmaking: Race, Performance, and the Work of Creativity,


Exhibitors Hall Dorinne Kondo. Duke University Press

Please join us in welcoming members of the Association for Asian Interrogation Room, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs. White Pine Press
American Studies at our annual conference. We also will be toasting
authors at our 4th annual celebration of new books reception with over Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia, edited by S. Heijin Lee,
30 new books published on Asian Americans by our membership! Christina H. Moon, and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu. New York University Press

Books Published in 2018 Unnamable: The Ends of Asian American Art, Susette Min. New York
University Press
JOHN OKADA: The Life & Rediscovered Work of the Author of “No-
No Boy”, Frank Abe & Greg Robinson & Floyd Cheung. University of America’s Vietnam: The Longue Duree of U.S. Literature and
Washington Press Empire, Marguerite Nguyen. Temple University Press

Difficult Subjects: Insights and Strategies for Teaching about Race, Korean American Families in Immigrant America: How Teens and
Sexuality, and Gender, Badia Ahad-Legardy and OiYan Poon. Stylus Parents Navigate Race, Sumie Okazaki and Nancy Abelmann. New
York University Press
Returns of War: South Vietnam and the Price of Refugee Memory,
Long Bui. New York University Press Unsustainable Empire: Alternative Histories of Hawai‘i Statehood,
Dean Saranillio. Duke University Press
After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life, Joshua
Chambers-Letson. New York University Press The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation and Resistance in the
American Museum, Sarita See. Ateneo de Manila University Press
Rouge, Adrian De Leon. Mawenzi House
Privileged Minorities Syrian Christianity, Gender, and Minority
Beyond Ethnicity: New Politics of Race in Hawai’i, Camilla Fojas, Rights in Postcolonial India, Sonja Thomas. Self-Published
Rudy Guevara Jr., and Nitasha Sharma. University of Hawai’i Press
Transpacific Attachments: Sex Work, Media Networks, and Affective
Asian and Pacific Islanders in American Football: Historical and Histories of Chineseness, Lily Wong. Columbia Press
Contemporary Experiences, Joel S. Franks. Lexington Books
Sticky Rice A Politics of Intraracial Desire, Cynthia Wu. Temple
Stamped: an anti-travel novel, Kawika Guillermo, Westphalia Press University Press

Straight A’s: Asian American College Students in Their Own Words,


Christine Yano and Neal Akatsuka. Duke University Press
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Journeys of Hope: Challenging Discrimination and Building
on Vancouver Chinatown’s Legacies, edited by Henry Yu with
contributions by Sarah Ling & Szu Shen & Baldwin Wong. Chinese/
English Translations by Szu Shen & Denise Fong. INSTRCC and the City
of Vancouver

Books Published in 2019

Ornamentalism, Anne Anlin Cheng. Oxford University Press

Where I Have Never Been: Migration, Melancholia and Memory


in Asian American Narratives of Return, Patricia P. Chu. Temple
University Press

A Nation of Immigrants Reconsidered US Society in an Age of


Restriction, 1924-1965, Madeline Hsu. Self-Published

Mountain Movers: Student Activism and the Emergence of Asian


American Studies, Russell Jeung. Co-editors: Harvey Dong, Eric Mar,
Arnold Pan, Lisa Tsuchitani, Karen Umemoto. UCLA Asian American
Studies Center Press

Postcolonial Grief: The Afterlives of the Pacific Wars in the


Americas, Jinah Kim. Duke University Press

Disrupting Kinship: Transnational Politics of Korean Adoption in the


United States, Kimberly McKee. University of Illinois Press

Reenactments: Poems and Translations, Hai-Dang Phan.


Sarababande Books

Currencies of Imagination: Channeling Money and Chasing Mobility


in Vietnam, Ivan Small. Cornell University Press

From Confinement to Containment: Japanese/American Arts during


the Early Cold War, Edward Tang. Temple University Press

Fly Until You Die: An Oral History of Hmong Pilots in the Vietnam
War, Chia Youyee Vang. Oxford University Press

American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World


War, Duncan Ryuken Williams. Harvard University Press

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impacted by these working conditions as we work to generate guidelines

Presidential Sessions that truly support those who are contingent. We will consider how we
might approach this issue more effectively at multiple scales: in ethnic
studies and Asian American studies as fields, at our universities, in our
Friday, April 26 programs, in personal relationships. How do we recognize these inequi-
10:00am-11:30am ties and generate new strategies for survival and care, both in and out of
Capitol Ballroom the university?

We ask that all AAAS members attend, especially tenured faculty, in soli-
P1 PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY:
darity, in shared grief, in shared hope.
Our Institutions Don’t Love Us, But Maybe AAAS Can:
Contingency in the Academy Mimi Khúc, PhD, is a writer, scholar, and teacher of
things unwell. She is the managing editor of The
Chair: Theodore S. Gonzalves Asian American Literary Review and guest editor of
Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian
We all know the stats: 75% of university courses are taught by adjuncts; American Mental Health, an arts and humanities
adjuncts on average make less than $3000 a course, $8,000 less than intervention that works to rethink and decolonize
MLA recommendations and a tiny fraction of what tenured faculty are paid; Asian American un/wellness. She oversees the Open
adjuncts often teach across multiple universities to scrap together a living, in Emergency Initiative, a multi-year national
usually without benefits. In the field of Asian American studies, more of us project that connects universities and community
will struggle off the tenure track than will ever be on it. In this, our field is spaces to think together about the shape and scope of Asian American
failing its foundational principles. mental health. She is currently working on a book project on mental
health and the university, as well as co-writing a graphic theory/memoir
Contingency is the sinister underside of the university’s labor system, and it on Asian American daughterhood and suicide.
is the sinister underside of the field of Asian American studies. Our depart-
ments remain viable and our field-advancing research remains possible
by way of the continued and growing exploitation of adjuncts--in direct Laura Sachiko Fugikawa is an assistant professor
contradiction of our field’s liberatory and social justice commitments. This at Colby College in American Studies and Women,
session brings that underside into the light for AAAS as a community to Gender and Sexuality Studies. Previously, they held
examine, feel for, and reckon with. This session brings people together to contingent positions for seven years, predominantly
communally dream how AAAS can serve as a national leader in creating in Asian American and Gender Studies programs.
more sustainable relations of labor and care. Fugikawa received their Ph.D. in American Studies
and Ethnicity from the University of Southern
Accountability and community care begins with listening. What does it feel California in 2011 and was a postdoctoral fellow at
like to die, differentially, in the academy’s halls? What does it feel like to be University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in 2011-
treated like a second-class citizen, to slowly have one’s spirit crushed, to 2012. They are the contingent representative on the American Studies
have one’s career slip away? Part one of this session gathers the voices Association (ASA) National Council and will represent ASA at Dialogue
of Asian Americanist contingent faculty across the country in the format of and Cooperation across Disciplines, the second forum on non-tenure
testimony. The point is a good faith and trust-building effort to truly hear track faculty, and a co-founder of the Queer Asian American Archives
the scope of the problem from the vantage of those most disproportionate- housed at the University of Illinois-Chicago. They are currently working
ly impacted. on their book manuscript Displacements: The Cultural Politics of Relo-
cation, an examination of the mid-twentieth century government-spon-
Part two of the session centers the experiences and knowledge of those sored racial and spatial practices directed at Native and Japanese
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Americans. Their article “‘To Get Here?’: Vulnerabilities and Biopolitics
in Courtney Hunt’s Frozen River” is forthcoming in the Critical Ethnic
Studies Journal, and previously published “Shifting the Gaze: Gender
and Resiliency in The Exiles” in American Quarterly.

Jean-Paul deGuzman is a comparative race


historian working on the intersections of race,
community building, and metropolitan development
in Los Angeles. He has published widely in Amerasia
Journal, California History, Southern California
Quarterly and various anthologies; forthcoming
publications will appear in the Journal of Asian
American Studies and a commemorative volume on
the founding of Asian American Studies. A former
postdoctoral fellow at the UC Center for New Racial Studies he has
taught at UCLA (where he received the university’s Distinguished Teach-
ing Award), UCSB, and CSU Long Beach in various Ethnic Studies,
History, Honors, and Interracial Dynamics programs. A former organizer
for adjunct faculty, he was named UC-American Federation of Teacher
Local 1990’s Unionist of the Year in 2017. He is currently a faculty mem-
ber in the Department of History at Windward School where he received
one of the campus’s highest honors: competing in the Windward Improv
Troupe’s student-teacher showdown.

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Friday, April 26 Emily Lawsin is a lecturer of Women’s Studies and


American Culture at the University of Michigan. She
4:30pm-6:00pm is also National Vice President of the Filipino American
Capitol Ballroom National Historical Society (FANHS), a member of the
FANHS Board of Trustees, and serves on the editorial
P2 PRESIDENTIAL SESSION: board of the Journal of the Filipino American National
Historical Society.
Celebrating the Life and Work of
Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalonn

This roundtable session brings together scholars representing a vari- Mario Sifuentez is an associate professor of
ety of disciplines and specializations to honor and celebrate the work Humanities and World Cultures and Director of the
of Dawn Mabalon, a pathbreaking historian of Filipino Americans and Center for Humanities at the University of California
community activist (author of Little Manila is in the Heart) who tragical- at Merced. He is author of Forests or Fields: Mexican
ly passed away in August 2018. The discussion will include personal Labor in the Pacific Northwest (Rutgers University
recollections, appraisals of Mabalon’s scholarly and creative work, and Press, 2016).
contributions to US history, Asian American studies, and community
activism and preservation. It will also look ahead, reflecting upon how to
continue the legacy of Mabalon’s scholarship and activism.

Chair: Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, University of California, Irvine Judy Tzu-Chun Wu is a professor and Chair of Asian
American Studies at the University of California at
Shana Bernstein is a clinical associate professor of Irvine. Her books include Radicals on the Road:
Legal Studies and American Studies and at the Internationalism, Orientalism, and Feminism during
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern the Viet Nam Era (Cornell University Press, 2013).
University. Her publications include the book, Bridges
of Reform: Interracial Civil Rights Activism in
Twentieth-Century Los Angeles (Oxford University
Press, 2011).

James Zarsadiaz is an assistant professor of History


and Director of the Yuchengco Philippine Studies
Theodore S. Gonzalves is a curator of Asian Program at the University of San Francisco. He is the
American History at the Smithsonian National author of several articles and is working on a book
Museum of American History and President of the about Asian Americans and Suburbanization in East
Association for Asian American Studies (2018-20). San Gabriel Valley, California.
His publications include the books Carlos Villa and
the Integrity of Spaces (Meritage Press, 2012),
Filipinos in Hawai‘i [co-authored with Roderick N.
Labrador] (Arcadia Publishing, 2011), and The Day the
Dancers Stayed: Performing in the Filipino/American
Diaspora (Temple University Press, 2009).

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Saturday, April 27 Theodore S. Gonzalves is curator of Asian Pacific


American History at the Smithsonian’s National
10:00am-11:30am Museum of American History. He was an associate
Assembly professor of American Studies at the University of
Hawai’i at Manoa and the University of Maryland
P3 PRESIDENTIAL SESSION: Baltimore County; at UMBC, he served as
department chair of the Department of American
On 40 Years of the Association for Asian Studies. Theo is the 21st president of the Association
American Studies for Asian American Studies.

Plenary Chair: Theodore S. Gonzalves, Smithsonian National Museum Gary Y. Okihiro is professor emeritus, Columbia
of American History University and visiting professor, Yale University. He
is author of Third World Studies: Theorizing
Panelists: Liberation (2016).
Gary Y. Okihiro, Columbia University
Michael Omi, University of California at Berkeley
Cathy Schlund-Vials, University of Connecticut

This conference marks forty years scholarly exchange, professional net-


working, and mentoring scholars through the pipeline. The Association
finds itself in a context of both promise and peril. While institutions in Cali- Michael Omi is a professor of Ethnic Studies and
fornia have been marking their 50th anniversaries of the landmark student Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies at the
strikes that established the first college of ethnic studies at San Francisco University of California, Berkeley. He is the
State University, student activists, faculty, and staff throughout the coun- co-author, with Howard Winant, of Racial Formation
try continue the uphill battle of simply offering courses with some kind of in the United States (Third Edition, 2015), a
regularity or attempt to retain scholars in resource-challenged units. This groundbreaking work that transformed how we
roundtable benefits from the wisdom and tenacity of scholars and writers understand the social and historical forces that give
who have been evangelical in their promotion and advancement of our race its changing meaning over time and place.
field. They have become synonymous with not only our Association, but Professor Omi is a recipient of UC Berkeley’s Distin-
also the field of Asian American studies itself. Beyond that, they each guished Teaching Award --- an honor bestowed on only 272 Berkeley
make their unique contributions as partisans of an ongoing debate about faculty members since the award’s inception in 1959.
what the field is and what it should be. They each have staked out their
corner of our current crisis in attempting to democratize higher education Cathy J. Schlund-Vials is Professor of English and
during a time when so much is being challenged - the integrity of demo- Asian/Asian American Studies at the University of
cratic institutions, the value of evidence-based research, the viability of Connecticut. She is currently the Interim Director
social movements, and an ethic of care in a seemingly careless culture. of UConn’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
In that sense, their voices are vital in exploring what the next forty years Program and the Associate Dean for Humanities &
could hold for all of us. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She recently served
as the president for the Association for Asian
American Studies (2016-2018).

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A. Naomi Paik is an assistant professor of Asian

Plenary Sessions

American studies at the University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign. Her book, Rightlessness:
Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since
Thursday, April 25 World War II (UNC Press, 2016; winner, Best Book
4:30pm-6:00pm in History, AAAS 2018; runner-up, John Hope
Capitol Ballroom Franklin prize for best book in American Studies,
ASA, 2017), reads testimonial narratives of
subjects rendered rightless by the U.S. state through
SS1 PROGRAM COMMITTEE PLENARY: their imprisonment in camps. She has published articles in Social Text,
Sanctuary, Fugitivity, and the Ungovernable Radical History Review, Cultural Dynamics, Race & Class, e-misferi-
ca, Humanity, and the collection Guantánamo and American Empire.
Moderators: She is currently writing Walls, Bans, Raids, Sanctuary (under contract
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with University of California Press), a short book on the criminalization
Eric Tang, University of Texas at Austin of migrants in the U.S. and radical sanctuary movements. As a board
member of the Radical History Review, she is co-editing three special
This plenary brings together nationally recognized activists and scholars issues of the journal—on “Militarism and Capitalism (Winter 2019), “Rad-
to address the themes of the 2019 conference: Sanctuary, Fugitivity, and ical Histories of Sanctuary” (Fall 2019), and “Policing, Justice, and the
the Ungovernable. The notion and practice of sanctuary and fugitivity Radical Imagination” (Spring 2020). She is also developing a new project
have emerged as part of the response to the overt racism and xeno- on military outsourcing. Her research and teaching interests include
phobia that has infused political life. Plenary participants will explore comparative ethnic studies; U.S. imperialism; U.S. militarism; social and
the current political climate, including the rise of reaction within Asian cultural approaches to legal studies; transnational and women of color
communities. How do we envision resistances in current moment? And feminisms; carceral spaces; and labor, race, and migration
might such resistances move beyond liberalism to embrace the politics
of ungovernability? Kabzuag Vaj was born in Laos and came to
this country as a refugee child with her mother and
Janelle Wong is a professor of Asian American siblings. She is co-founder and co-executive director
Studies and American Studies at the University of of Freedom Inc. She has been working to end
Maryland. She has authored two books on violence against women and girls since she was 16
immigrants and politics, and co-authored two books years old. Freedom Inc. engages low- to
on Asian American political participation. Wong is no-income communities of color in Dane County,
also co-PI on several national surveys of Asian WI, to end violence against women and youth and
Americans. Outside of her work as a faculty member, to promote healthier living. They organize around the
Wong has been part of various coalitions intent root causes of violence, creating new definitions and solutions, and em-
on defending affirmative action and forwarding racial powering all community members as agents of change. Their vision for
justice. She is a co-founder of Chinese American Progressive Action. ending violence is to inspire and empower women and youths through
leadership development and community organizing in ways that are
language-gender and culture-specific to women and youth, in predom-
inantly Hmong, Cambodian, Black and queer families and that bring
about deep social, political, cultural, and economic change. In the past
4 years, Kabzuag has been part of a Statewide Hmong women’s move-
ment (Wisconsin Hmong Women’s Collective), a collective which consist
of Hmong women leaders throughout Wisconsin, all working to address
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both interpersonal violence and system violence. She is a strong advo- Friday, April 26
cate for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
but most importantly a champion at holding her community as well as 2:45pm-4:15pm
mainstream communities accountable for creating social change and Assembly
system change that directly addresses root causes of violence. Kabzuag
is also a consultant with the Wisconsin State Coalition Against Domestic SITE COMMITTEE PLENARY:
Violence (WCADV), where she works with other Hmong advocates to
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coordinate State wide shared analysis, strategies, solutions and com-
Creativity and Critique: Refugee Studies
munity accountability. She is a strong believer that those who are most in the Midwest
deeply impacted must be at the forefront of the movement. Those who
are most impacted must have opportunities and resources to advocate Moderator: Cindy I-Fen Cheng, University of Wisconsin-Madison
for themselves and tell their own stories.
This plenary session brings together creative writers and scholars for
a dialogue on the place and legacy of refugee histories in the Midwest.
Though often still overlooked in national narratives of Asian America,
states such as Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Michigan are home
to major Asian American populations that have been deeply shaped by
legacies of war, colonialism, and displacement. Our panelists ex-
plore these refugee histories, mapping the experiences of Vietnamese,
Hmong, and Palestinian American communities across the Midwest.
This plenary particularly highlights the role of literary expression in telling
the stories of these communities, asking how forms such as the memoir
and the novel can complement the critical study of refugee communities
by scholars.

Beth (Bich Minh) Nguyen is the author of the memoir


Stealing Buddha’s Dinner, the novel Short Girls, and
the novel Pioneer Girl. Her work has received an
American Book Award and a PEN/Jerard Award,
among other honors, and has been featured in
numerous anthologies and university and community
reads programs. Nguyen was born in Saigon and
grew up in Michigan, where her refugee family was
resettled. She is a professor in the MFA in Writing
Program at the University of San Francisco, where she teaches fiction
and creative nonfiction.

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Lila Sharif earned a Dual Ph.D. in Sociology and Circle Award, the Chautauqua Prize, a PEN USA Award in Nonfiction
Ethnic Studies in 2014 from the University of and the Dayton’s Literary Peace Prize. In the fall of 2019, Yang will debut
California, San Diego. She was a UC President’s her first children’s book, A Map Into the World (Carolrhoda Books), a
Postdoctoral Diversity fellow in the department of collection titled What God is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage
Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of and Infant Loss By and For Indigenous Women and Women of Color
California, Berkeley in 2016. Currently, she is (University of MN Press), and a work of nonfiction about refugee lives in
assistant professor of Asian American Studies at the America, Somewhere in the Unknown World (Metropolitan Books). Yang
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Broadly, is also a teacher and a public speaker.
her work is located at the intersection of critical ref-
ugee studies and indigenous studies. Her highly anticipated book Olive
is about 21st century settler-colonialism in Palestine through the lens of
the olive, the most symbolically and materially important fruit in the Holy
Land. Sharif has published in Critical Ethnic Studies Journal, the Journal
of Middle East Women’s Studies, and elsewhere. Sharif is a co-founder
of the Critical Refugee Studies Collective, a collaboration that highlights
refugees as knowledge producers and tellers of our own histories. Sharif
was born in Los Angeles County to displaced Palestinian who arrived in
the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. Sharif is the first Palestinian
American to earn a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies.

Yang Sao Xiong is an assistant professor in the


Asian American Studies Program and the School
of Social Work at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. His research examines the
racial and political incorporation of immigrants in
the U.S., particularly how immigrant and refugee
groups seek inclusion and influence in American
society by interacting with the U.S. political system.
He is co-guest editor of the recently published spe-
cial issue on Hmong American and Diaspora Studies: Perspectives and
Prospects in Amerasia Journal. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from
UCLA.

Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong-American writer. She


is the author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong
Family Memoir (Coffee House Press, 2008), winner
of the 2009 Minnesota Book Awards in Creative
Nonfiction/Memoir and Readers’ Choice, and a
finalist for the PEN USA Award in Creative Nonfiction
and the Asian Literary Award in Nonfiction. Her
second book, The Song Poet (Metropolitan Books,
2016) won the 2016 Minnesota Book Award in
Creative Nonfiction Memoir, was a finalist for the National Book Critics
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Odysseys (SoMyung, 2017) into Korean.

ASAK Panel Jungha Kim is Assistant Professor of English at


Seoul National University. She holds a PhD in
Friday, April 26 Comparative Literature from the University of
4:30pm-6:00pm Pennsylvania. Her research and teaching interests
Parlor 638 include the twentieth- and twenty-first century
American novel, psychoanalysis, and trauma theory.
She wrote essays on Jane Jeong Trenka in Amerasia

F113 Transnational Fugitivities: The American Studies Journal (2013-14 Lucie Cheng Prize) and on Aimee
Association of Korea (ASAK) Panel Phan in Contemporary Literature. Her work on mate-
rial eco-cosmopolitanism will appear in The Limits of Cosmopolitanism
Chair: Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, University of Callifornia, Irvine (Routledge, forthcoming).
Panelists:
Ju Young Jin, Soonchunhyang University Haerin Shin is an assistant professor of English,
Jungha Kim, Seoul National University with affiliations in Asian Studies, and Cinema and
Haerin Shin, Vanderbilt University Media Arts at Vanderbilt University. Shin’s research
fields include Asian American literature, science
Joseph Jonghyun Jeon is Professor of English at the fiction, and digital media. She has written on cyber
University of California, Irvine. He is the author of bullying, posthuman spirituality, techno-Orientalism,
Racial Things, Racial Forms: Objecthood in and surveillance technologies, and is now working
Avant-Garde Asian American Poetry (University of on a book project about Asian/Asian American
Iowa Press, 2012) and Vicious Circuits: Korea’s IMF science fiction media.
Cinema and the End of the American Century
(Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2019). His
work has appeared in positions: asia critique; Cinema
Journal, and Representations. He was a Fulbright
Senior Research Fellow in Seoul for the 2016-2017 academic year, and
very much misses living in Korea.

Ju Young Jin is an assistant professor of British and


American Studies at Soonchunhyang University, South
Korea. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative
Literature with minors in cultural studies and literary
theory from Indiana University Bloomington. Her
teaching and research range from 20th century
American novels to transnational and diaspora
literature with special emphasis given to the figures
of exile and displacement. Ju Young is currently serv-
ing on the American Quarterly Board of Managing Editors, and her articles
have appeared in journals such as CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and
Culture and JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory. She co-translated Jacques
Derrida’s Acts of Literature (Moonji, 2013) and Will Kymlicka’s Multicultural
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Thursday, April 25
Mentorship Sessions 1:00pm-2:30pm
Conference Room 5
Thursday, April 25
8:15am-9:45am M2 AAAS MENTORSHIP SESSION:
Caucus If You’re Not Already Sick, You Will Be:
A Workshop on Slow Professoring and
M1 AAAS MENTORSHIP SESSION: Surviving Academia’s Hyperproductivity
What does good mentoring look like?
This workshop approaches “professoring” as a verb--as opposed to a
It’s time for a fresh, imaginative, and empathic approach to mentoring in state of being that demands all of our time and energy in service of the
Asian American Studies—one that takes into account the wide variety academy. How can we “professor” in ways that are loving and life-af-
of pressures and possibilities that come up over the course of a pro- firming to ourselves and others? How can we as graduate students,
fessional career and the continuously shifting contexts in which Asian adjuncts, and tenure-track faculty slow down in our fragile body-minds,
American Studies operates as a field of inquiry and activism within and resisting academia’s culture of hyperproductivity?
outside of higher education. The first goal of this session is to establish
a healthy, positive, and affirming environment where participants feel The phenomenon of a “slow professor” has recently taken hold across
comfortable to speak freely and to be themselves. Introductions will in- academia, in part through publication of a book by that title (2016). Let
volve a freewrite about mentoring and then sharing in pairs. The second us take it as a starting point, and reexamine academia’s culture of speed
goal is to consider various definitions of good mentoring in three specific through the lenses of Asian American studies and critical disability
contexts, which will be addressed by each of our mentor/panelists: PhD studies. Let us share and reflect upon our anxieties that we are never
students (Elaine Kathryn Andres), contingent faculty (Mimi Khúc), and doing “enough,” our own attachments to productivity, and our secret
post-tenure faculty (Josephine Lee). The third goal is to invite reflection feelings of failure, particularly as Asian Americans. Join us in generating
on ways to find and improve mentoring approaches and relationships. more sustainable ways of “professoring” that do not ask us to leave our
To achieve this goal, we will break into small groups to talk about the bodies and spirits, and the bodies and spirits of others, behind.
professional relationships that have been the most supportive to us. A
successful session will attract a wide number and variety of participants Facilitators:
to this session so that the Mentoring Committee can flesh out a compel- Mel Y. Chen, University of California, Berkeley
ling and constructive agenda for future mentoring panels at the AAAS. Mana Hayakawa, University of California, Los Angeles
Mimi Khúc, Asian American Literary Review
Chair: Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Macalester College
Discussant: Genevieve Leung, University of San Francisco

Participants:
Elaine Kathryn Andres, University of California, Irvine
Mimi Khúc, Asian American Literary Review
Josephine Lee, University of Minnesota

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Friday, April 26 Friday, April 26


10:00am-11:30am 1:00pm-2:30pm
Conference Room 3 University AB


M3 AAAS MENTORSHIP SESSION: GS1 AAAS GRADUATE STUDENT SPONSORED PANEL:
The Need for Mentorship in Emerging Fields: Stories from the Field - Getting and Doing the Work
A Conversation in Hmong American Studies of Asian American Studies in the Professoriate
and Beyond
Hmong American Studies remains a marginalized field within the human-
ities and social sciences. Scholars working in marginalized fields often What does it mean to be an Asian Americanist? What can the work look
have no resources to navigate academia. With Hmong American Stud- like? This roundtable aims to explore the broad sense of the work of
ies scholars from various disciplines, career points, and institutions, this Asian American studies. Books, resources, and workshops on “profes-
roundtable will begin a discussion around the importance of mentorship sionalization” and life after graduation often render a narrowly conceived
in emerging fields. Participants will highlight how mentorship helped or is or unchanging professoriate and job market. This roundtable will bring
helping them overcome challenges in academia. Specifically, the partici- together artists, non-profit professionals and university faculty working in
pants will speak about the need for larger associations such as the AAAS a range of institutions and roles to discuss the impact of Asian American
to support marginalized scholars working within Asian American Studies. studies on their career development and the ways in which they have lev-
Similarly, participants will speak about how mentorship within Hmong eraged their backgrounds in, and commitments to Asian American studies
American Studies has enabled the field to develop over the last decade. in their diverse work settings. Panelists will offer their “stories from the
While all the participants work in Hmong American Studies, the round- field” including tales from their job searches and the role of Asian Ameri-
table will be useful to any scholar, particularly those who are working to can studies in their current work. Topics that will be discussed include the
establish themselves in academia. There will be plenty of time for ques- differences of applying and working in different types of institutions and
tions from and discussion among all attendees in order to foster a robust faculty positions, leveraging Asian American studies in non-faculty roles,
conversation. Lastly, the chair will gather the major themes and ideas and and navigating the inevitable unexpected.
report back to the AAAS board as a way to help formalize more sustain-
able mentoring strategies. Chair: Elaine Kathryn Andres, University of California, Irvine

Co-Chair: Anna Guevarra, University of Illinois at Chicago Participants:


Co-Chair: Aline Lo, Allegheny College Edward Curammeng, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Eric Hung, Music of Asian America Research Center
Participants: Mimi Khúc, Asian American Literary Review
Mai Na M. Le, University of Minnesota James Zarsadiaz, University of San Francisco
Aline Lo, Allegheny College
Chong Moua, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kong Pheng Pha, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Chia Youyee Vang, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Ma Vang, University of California, Merced

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Saturday, April 27
1:00pm-2:30pm Meet the Professor
University AB
Thursday, April 25 Saturday, April 27
GS2 AAAS GRADUATE STUDENT SPONSORED PANEL: 12:00pm-12:30pm 2:45pm-3:15pm
The Time has Come for You to Write Your Life! A. Naomi Paik Josephine Nock-Hee Park
Working it On the Funding Application Mark Redondo Villegas
2:45pm-3:15pm
As institutions continue to undergo budget cuts, graduate student in- Stanley Thangaraj 3:15pm-3:45pm
structors and faculty are also faced with increasing teaching and service Josephine Nock-Hee Park
demands. For scholars at all levels, securing grants provides both financial Mark Redondo Villegas
security and rare time and resources to complete the research and writ- 3:15pm-3:45pm
Theodore S. Gonzalves
ing necessary to finish projects, complete degrees, or secure tenure. This Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
workshop brings together recipients and reviewers of internal and external Daryl Joji Maeda
grants, national fellowships, post-docs, or community based funds to share 3:45pm-4:15pm
their experiences and institutional knowledge for developing impactful and 3:45pm-4:15pm Josephine Nock-Hee Park
tailored grant application materials as both graduate students and faculty. Theodore S. Gonzalves
Leave this workshop with strategies for approaching the art of grantsman-
Simeon Man Shilpa Davé
Stanley Thangaraj
ship that will be sure to impress when the time comes for you to write for
Daryl Joji Maeda
your life!

Chair: Elaine Kathryn Andres, University of California, Irvine Friday, April 26


2:45pm-3:15pm
Participants:
Theodore S. Gonzalves, Smithsonian National Museum of
Lori Kido Lopez
Mark Redondo Villegas
American History
Soo Ah Kwon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sean Metzger, University of California, Los Angeles 3:15pm-3:45pm
Nitasha Tamar Sharma, Northwestern University Lori Kido Lopez
OiYan Poon

3:45pm-4:15pm
Stanley Thangaraj
Lori Kido Lopez
OiYan Poon

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2019 Exhibitors
The following presses and organizations will be exhibiting and selling
books and media material and providing information about their
organizations:

Asian American Documentary Network


Association Book Exhibits
Duke University Press
Fordham University Press
Freedom, Inc.
Johns Hopkins University Press
Kaya Press
New York University Press
Peter Pa
Rutgers University
Temple University Press
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Hawai‘i Press
University of Illinois Press
University of Washington Press

The exhibitors will be located in University.

Exhibitor Hours
Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday 8:30am-12:00pm

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Tours
TOUR 1 TOUR 3
Karaoke Night
Wisconsin Beer Tasting Tour
Friday, April 26
Thursday, April 25
8:00pm-12:00am
4:00pm-6:00pm
Dragon I
Brocach
422 State St, Madison, WI 53703
7 W Main St, Madison, WI 53703
Participants should meet at Dragon I.
Participants should meet in Hotel Lobby at 3:30pm.
Cost $25
Cost: $20
Join us for a night of karaoke, hosted by Lori Lopez and Tim Yu! We’ll
Wisconsin is the land of beer, and here’s an opportunity to sample brews
have a private upstairs room at Dragon I on State Street, a short walk
from some of our most renowned local breweries! Join us at Brocach
from the conference hotel. Dragon I has a full food and drink menu
on Capitol Square, a cozy Irish pub just a short walk from the confer-
(kitchen open until 10 pm); food and drink not included in ticket price.
ence. Your ticket gets you a flight of Wisconsin beers from local brewer-
ies like New Glarus, Karben4, and Wisconsin Brewing Company.

TOUR 2

Madison Eats Capitol Square Food Tour

Friday, April 26
11:00am-12:00pm

Participants should meet in Hotel Lobby at 10:40am.

Cost: $77 (Maximum 10 Participants)

Learn about Madison’s culinary and cultural history while you enjoy food
samples from local chefs and producers. This lunchtime event begins
with a mini tour of the Capitol building before strolling around the Square
to taste and learn about our city’s great food scene. Includes a cheese
tasting, pasties, Korean food, oil and vinegars, Ian’s Pizza, and dessert.

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Call for Papers 2020 Building on these themes and questions, we welcome proposals that address but
need not be limited to the following:

Troubling Politics ● Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and “anti-” politics, including
Washington, D.C. anti-Black, anti-indigenous, anti-Muslim policies, practices, and histories
April 9-11, 2020 ● tensions, lessons, and questions at the intersections of Asian
American Studies, Pacific Islander Studies, Asian Studies, Indigenous
This year’s conference takes seriously its location - Washington, D.C. - as the studies, Black Studies, and/or Latinx Studies
nation’s capital and thus the source of the United States’ historical and ongoing ● Queer and/or feminist of color critique, pedagogy, and epistemologies
imperial imprimatur. As we prepare to gather in this hegemonic site ahead of ● alternative world-making and insurgent knowledge formation within
a presidential election, we ask some of the foundational questions of our field: queer texts and intellectual, cultural, and community spaces
How can Asian American and Pacific Islander critique work against the military, ● gender- and sex-based violence within/in relation to Asian American
economic, and political control the United States wields around the world as well and Pacific Islanders
as state-sanctioned xenophobia, anti-Black violence, sexism, heteronormativity, ● homonormativity and pink-washing within/against queer Asian
transphobia, and other forms of oppression experienced within our communities? American and Pacific Islander communities
At the same time, this conference will also consider the fraught ways Asian ● Asian American and Pacific Islander communities within dominant and
American and Pacific Islander communities have shown up in social and cultural marginal religious institutions
struggles both past and present, especially in relationship to settler colonialism, ● material and ideological struggles related to intra- and international
racial capitalism, and liberal multiculturalism. migration, family, and community
● global and local politics of refugees, deportation, and detention
Broadly, this call for proposals asks: How can we as Asian Americanists trouble ● cultural politics of work, labor, and accumulation
politics as usual and reckon with our own troubling politics? What are the ● abolitionist and decolonial alternatives to the U.S. nation-state
relationships and positionalities of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders vis-a- ● hegemonic and counter-hegemonic geographies of militarism
vis the U.S. state and institutions of civil society, such as schools, prisons, local ● fraught relationships to land and property
government, and museums? In our community work, scholarly spaces, pedagogy, ● Asian Americanist critical approaches to environmental and ecological
and creative practices, how can we confront complex social and cultural histories problems
and contradictory political alliances, especially where these may be complicit ● hegemonic and counter-hegemonic geographies of health, disease,
with white supremacy? Conversely, what can we learn from counter-hegemonic and disability
practices and imaginaries historically and in the present—informed as they are ● limits and possibilities of mainstream, alternative, and subcultural
by radical epistemologies (indigenous, decolonial, feminist, Marxist, queer) and forms of media representation
multiple scales (local, regional, global, transpacific, oceanic)? ● cultural politics of identity, intellectual property, and creative-making
● critical analyses of community-based art-making or art-based
The run-up to November 2020 brings heightened awareness of political community-building
boundaries—left, right, center, margin—and where we as scholars, artists, and ● quantitative research for counter-hegemonic social transformation
activists of and for Asian America stand in relation to them. As many of us engage ● critical possibilities of demography within/in relation to Asian American
in the crucial conversations and campaigning required for an election, it is also Studies
to ask how we may be supporting hegemonic policies and practices that do ● psychological studies at the intersection of race, law, and/or history
not benefit, and indeed harm, oppressed and minority communities around the ● data and digital media as sites of social struggle and transformation
country and world. We call for papers and session proposals that engage with the ● social, cultural, and political approaches to science and technology as
questions and issues above as well as the following: What does “good politics” they shape or are shaped by Asian American and Pacific Islander
mean for and within various Asian American and Pacific Islander communities? communities
How do we know the boundaries between “good” and “bad” politics? What
are the material effects and ideological implications of these binaries, and how Wendy Cheng
do they impact our thinking, creativity, and political actions? How are Asian Jan Padios
Americanists currently complicating, challenging, or troubling political boundaries AAAS 2020 Program Committee Co-Chairs
through research, scholarship, activism, non-profit work, art, and performance?
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3:00pm-5:00pm
Registration
(Foyer)

Wednesday,
April 24th, 2019

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

8:15am-9:45am
AAAS MENTORSHIP SESSION:
M1
What Does Good Mentoring Look Like?
(Caucus)
Chair: Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Macalester College

Thursday,
Discussant: Genevieve Leung, University of San Francisco
Participants:
Elaine Kathryn Andres, University of California, Irvine
Mimi Khúc, Asian American Literary Review
Josephine Lee, University of Minnesota


T1No-Name Girl: U.S. Empire and Asian American Girlhood
(Conference Room 3)

April 25th, 2019


Chair: Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda, Harvard University
Discussant: Lily Wong, American University
Presenters:
Jilene Chua, Johns Hopkins University - Making “Little
Mothers”: Health and girlhood in the Philippines under
U.S. empire
Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda, Harvard University - Japanese-
American Girlhood and the War of Words in Monica
Sone’s Nisei Daughter
Jewel Pereyra, Harvard University - The “Satin Sisters”:
Performing Afro-Filipina Intimacies, Girlhood, and Kinship
Amy Chin, Brown University - Visceral but not Visible:
Hapticity and Identity Formation among Asian American
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T A Refuge from the Academy: Asian American Studies as a T4
Imperial Impositions Grassroot Revisions: Fantasies,
High Impact Practice Futures, and Failures
(Senate B) (Conference Room 5)
Chair & Discussant: Karen Umemoto, University of California, Presenters:
Los Angeles Kathleen Corpuz, University of California, Los Angeles -
Presenters: Cultivating Kuleana: Filipinos in Land Restoration
Wei Ming Dariotis, San Francisco State University - Movements
Mine: Writing as Liberation Pedagogy in the June Kuoch, University of California, Los Angeles -
AAS Classroom Stitching Queer Refugee Intimacies – The “QT HAPI”
Arlene Daus-Magbual, San Francisco State University - Worldmaking of Shades of Yellow (SOY)
Hard work is Heart Work: Pedagogical Practices Demiliza Saramosing, University of Minnesota -
of the Heart Unsettling Kalihi: The Kalihi Valley Instructional Bicycle
Clement Lai, California State University Northridge - Exchange and its Decolonization of Urban Space
Playing it Old School: Liberative Pedagogy Through
Student-Centered Practices (and a little bit of punk rock)
T5Love as Refuge? A Roundtable on the Romance Plot in
Gina Masequesmay, California State University, Recent Asian American Literature and Film
Northridge - Student Success, General Education and (Senate A)
California State University Northridge Chair: Amy Lee, University of California, Berkeley
Robyn Rodriguez, University of California, Davis - Presenters:
Intergenerational Impact of Asian American Studies Catherine Fung, Lick-Wilmerding High School - Love and
Thuy Vo Dang, University of California, Irvine - Mixed-Race Asian American Literature
Transforming Knowledge, Transforming Libraries: the Vinh Nguyen, University of Waterloo - Portals and
potential impact on the Asian American Studies Relations of Romance in Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West
Classroom Malissa Phung, Sheridan College - Rhetorical
Grace Yoo, San Francisco State University - Asian Potentialities of Indigenous-Asian Melodramatic
American Studies as a High Impact Practice Romances
Hirsh Sawhney, Wesleyan University - Asian Americans in
3
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the Discursivity of Asian American Studies
(Conference Room 1) Midwest Asian American and Native American Pacific
Chair: Helen Yang, Duke University
T6
Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) Supporting Asian
Presenters: American Students
Lars Chen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - (Conference Room 4)
The Inconvenience of Multiracial Peoples to Chair: Karen Su, University of Illinois at Chicago
Monoracial History Presenters:
Joshua Jiang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Kong Her, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - ASPIRE
If You Think “White-Passing” People Are Basically White, and APARC at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
You’re A Liberal Race Scientist Karen Su, University of Illinois at Chicago - UIC AANAPISI
Henry Lee Heinonen, University of Toronto - White Death: Initiative
Anxiety and Multiraciality in a Settler Colonial State Nhia Xiong, Century College - CONNECT at Century
College

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T7
New Directions in Southeast Asian Refugee History T9
Thriving on a Postdoc: A Roundtable
(Conference Room 2) (University CD)
Chair: Mai Na M Lee, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Chair: Kim Compoc, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: Participants:
Cindy I-Fen Cheng, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Sonia Gomez, Harvard University
On Freedom and Gratitude: Southeast Asian Refugee Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda, Harvard University
Resettlement in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District Jenny Kelly, University of California, Santa Cruz
Cecilia Tsu, University of California, Davis - Dai Kojima, University of Toronto
Hmong Refugees and the Movement to Emily K. Raymundo, Dartmouth College
“End Welfare as We Know It”
Sam Vong, Smithsonian Institution - Assets of War: Poster Session: An Analysis of Japanese Internment
T 10
Strategic Displacements and Refugee Care in Vietnam’s Camps in Utah: Using critical race theory and Asian CRT
‘Other War’, 1965-1975 to link the past to the present
(Registration Area)

T8The Great Third Coast: How Teaching in the South and Chair: Christine Yano, University of Hawaii at Mānoa
Midwest Challenges Asian American Studies Presenters:
(University AB) Chelsea Li, University of Utah
Chair: Janet Carlson, Macalester College Jingtong Liu, University of Utah
Discussant: Monica Mong Trieu, Purdue University Kevin Ngo, University of Utah
Presenters: Laurence Parker, University of Utah
Ji-Yeon Oh Jo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -
Asian American Studies in the nexus of global and local: 8:30am-5:00pm
Navigating Institutional and Curricular Challenges Exhibitors
Nayong Aimee Kwon, Duke University - Building the (University)
First Asian American Studies Program in the Local
South: Possibilities and Challenges at Duke University
Stevie Larson, Spelman College - Making a Way out of 10:00am-11:30am
No Way: Asian American Studies at a Leading HBCU in Contingencies of War: Settler Militarism and the
the Deep South
T 14
Recursions of Empire
Terese Guinsatao Monberg, Michigan State University - (Conference Room 2)
Furthering Sanctuary Spaces: Teaching Asian/American Chair: Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Studies in the Midwest Presenters:
Pamela K. Sari, Purdue University - Navigating Asian Jodi Byrd, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -
American Studies, Teaching, and Activism in Context of Sword, Shield, and Hope: Settler Militarism in the
the Midwest Age of Liberation
Monica Mong Trieu, Purdue University - Navigating Asian Juliana Hu Pegues, University of Minnesota - Freedom
American Studies, Teaching, and Activism in Context of through Settler Sanctuary
the Midwest Jodi Kim, University of California, Riverside - The Settler
Janet Carlson, Macalester College - Connecting the Garrison
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Black and Asian American Studies T 17
Crafting the Present, Preserving the Past: Archives, Lesson
(Conference Room 1) Plans and Scholarship Using the South Asian American
Chair & Discussant: C.N. Le, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Digital Archive
Presenters: (University AB)
Miliann Kang, University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Chair: Amy Bhatt, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Comparative Ethnic Studies Approaches to the Racial Participants:
Politics of Mothering, Families and Reproduction Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Arizona State University
Nitasha Sharma, Northwestern University - Asian Himanee Gupta-Carlson, State University of New York,
American Studies, Black Studies, and Native and Empire State College
Indigenous Studies: Student Activism across the Anar Parikh, Brown University
Ethnic Studies Anantha Sudhakar, San Francisco State University
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, University of California, Irvine - Lia Wolock, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Intersectional Feminism and Protests against Supreme
Court Justice Nominees Millennial Southeast Asian Diasporic Artists on the New
T 18
Curtis Takada Rook, Loyola Marymount University - Frontier: Products of War, Code-Switching, Fractured
Mixed, but Not Mixed Up: “Blasian” Celebrity Athletes Identities
(Senate B)
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T Complicating Spatiotemporalities of Belonging for Asian Chair: Sue Kim, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Diasporic Communities Participants:
(Senate A) Julia Huynh, Ryerson University
Presenters: Chrisna Khuon, Voices of Lynn
Diana Chandara, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Peter Pa, Independent Artist
“It Gives Us That Space. Even if They Reject Us”:
(Re) Conceptualizing Student Organizations as Modifying Asian America: The Speculative, the Body,
T 19
Sanctuary Sites and the Commodity
June Kuoch, University of California, Los Angeles - (Conference Room 4)
Saplings in the Killing Fields: Haunting, Death, and Discussant: Emily K. Raymundo, Dartmouth College
Memory of Cambodian Refugees Presenters:
Thong Vang, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Esther Choi, University of California, San Diego - Asian
(Re) Conceptualizing Belonging for Southeast Asian American Consumers, Entrepreneurs, and the
American Men on University Campuses: A Review Commodification of Healing Traditions
of the Literature Jenny Hoang, University of Southern California -
Kendall Witaszek, Queen’s University - “That’s Where My The Not-in-the-Wrong Fugitive: T Body Modifications
Heart Resides:” Unknowing, Relation, and Diasporic and Sex Practices
(Non) Return through Autobiographical, Archival Muriel Leung, University of Southern California -
Intimacies and Relationalities Asian American Speculative Futures:
Ariana Yang, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - On Crafting the Posthuman
Unsettled Students: Reproducing Displacement in a
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Pacific Pessimisms: Decolonizing Transpacific Optimism T 22
Southeast Asian American Studies and the Populist
(University CD) Movement: A Roundtable
Chair: Aimee Bahng, Pomona College (Caucus)
Presenters: Co-Chair: Paul Michael Leonardo Atienza,
Aimee Bahng, Pomona College - Gentrification of the Sea University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jodi Byrd, University of Illinois - Indigenous Pessimism, Co-Chair: Trung Nguyen, University of California, Santa Cruz
Decolonial Feminism, and the Grounds of Relationality Participants:
Jason Oliver Chang, University of Connecticut - Typhoon Tamara Ho, University of California, Riverside
Rage and Monsoon Threshold Ryanson Alessandro Ku, Duke University
Yu-Fang Cho, Miami University of Ohio - Settler Nuclear Trung Nguyen, University of California, Santa Cruz
Modernity and Archipelagic Entanglements Teraya Paramehta, University of Southern California
Michelle Huang, Northwestern University - Inhuman Asri Saraswati, State University of New York, Buffalo
Taxonomy
Dean Saranillio, New York University - Ungovernable Ghosts: Haunting and Resistance in
T 23
Unsustainable Empire Literature and Visual Art
Chad Shomura, University of Colorado Denver - (Conference Room 3)
Elemental Wonder: Afterearth and the Limits of Chair: Rachel Schlotfeldt, University of Washington, Seattle
Pessimism Presenters:
Erin Suzuki, University of California, San Diego - Whose Alison Hsiao, Tufts University - Denuding the
Sea of Islands? From Mare Liberum to Mare Nullius Pornographic in Chang-Rae Lee’s A Gesture Life
Sukyoung Sukie Kim, Tufts University - Derailing History
Refuge and Refusal: Queer Geographies in Asian American and Linearity: Trains and the Specter of Korean War in
T 21
Literature and Culture The Surrendered
(Conference Room 5) Thaomi Michelle Dinh, University of Washington, Seattle -
Chair & Discussant: Martin Joseph Ponce, The Ohio State Retrieving the Archive: History and Memory in
University Southeast Asian American Cultural Production
Presenters:
Michele Janette, Kansas State University - The Awesome 11:45am-12:45pm
Closet in Qui Nguyen’s “She Kills Monsters” Social Science Section
Anne Mai Yee Jansen, University of North Carolina at SC1
(Conference Room 1)
Asheville - Fairies and Witches and Queers (oh my!):
Fantasy as Sanctuary in Malinda Lo’s “Ash”
Tiffany M. Salter, Bates College - Blue Boy’s Queer Hmong American Section
SC2
(Conference Room 2)
Joy in the Midwest
Thomas X. Sarmiento, Kansas State University -
Televising the Heartland of U.S. Empire: Superstore’s Critical Adoption Studies Section
Queer Filipinx Illuminations of a Post-Imperial SC3
(Conference Room 3)
United States

SC4 Asian Settler Colonialism Caucus Section
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(Un) Governable Archipelagoes: Sanctuary, Precarity, and
AAAS MENTORSHIP SESSION: Non-Nationality
M2 (Conference Room 1)
If You’re Not Already Sick, You Will Be: A Workshop on Slow
Professoring and Surviving Academia’s Hyperproductivity Chair: Tina Y. Chen, Penn State
(Conference Room 5) Discussant: Evyn Lê Espiritu, College of the Holy Cross
Facilitators: Presenters:
Mel Y. Chen, University of California, Berkeley Laura Kina, DePaul University - Drawing Okinawa:
Mana Hayakawa, University of California, Los Angeles Hajichi Tattoos and Indigenous Feminist Fairy Tales
Mimi Khúc, Asian American Literary Review Olivia Quintanilla, University of California, San Diego -
Deep-Sea Narratives: Seabed Mining to
Afro-Asian Encounters Self-Determination
T 27 Yi-Ting Chang, Penn State - Archipelagic Ambiguity:
(Conference Room 4)
Chair: Shireen Roshanravan, Kansas State University Thinking Taiwan in Shawna Yang Ryan’s Green Island (2016)
Presenters:
Angelica Allen, The University of Texas at Austin - Rabbit in the Moon and Conscience and the Constitution:
T 30
The Emergence of Black Diasporic Consciousness Looking Backward and Forward
among Afro-Amerasians in the Philippines (Assembly)
Catherine Fung, Lick-Wilmerding High School - Chair: Greg Robinson, Université du Québec À Montréal
Techno-Orientalism Meets Afro-Futurism: Black Panther, Participants:
Crazy Rich Asians, and Imagining Ungovernable Futures Frank Abe, Independent Scholar
Jean Lee, The College of Wooster - Cited but Erased: Robert Hayashi, Amherst College
Indo-Caribbeans in the Caribbean Black Power Karen M. Inouye, University of Indiana
Movement and black British Activism Emiko Omori, Independent Filmmaker
Derek Lu, University of Southern California - In this Skin: Elena Tajima Creef, Wellesley College
On Black and Asian Cultural Encounters
Fugitive Ecologies and the Arts of the (Un) Governable
T 31
(Conference Room 2)
Empire’s Fugitives
T 28
(University AB) Chair: Sarita See, University of California Riverside
Chair: Genevieve Clutario, Harvard University Presenters:
Presenters: Wendy Cheng, Scripps College - ‘She never said
Sasha Khan, Oregon State University - Reconfiguring she was lucky’: Submerged Perspectives and
‘the Terrorist’ as Indigenous/Pathan: A Maddened Oppositional Landscape Histories in Los Angeles
Politics of Fugitivity Noya Kansky, University of California Santa Cruz -
Ryanson Ku, Duke University - The Late/Last Colony: Ungovernable Arrangements: The Politics of Ikebana in
The Filipino Fugitive of US Empire Post-Internment Japanese America
Laura Madokoro, McGill University - “The RCMP Always Jane Komori, University of California Santa Cruz -
Gets Its Man”: Weldon Chan, Chinese North America ‘I look nature’: Japanese Canadian Rock Gardens
and the Fight for Justice in Translation
Lei Zhang, University of Minnesota - Reimagining the
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Transpacific, Ungoverned: Tracing Affinities Against
(Caucus) Containment
Chair: Cielito Thea Fernandez, San Francisco State University (University CD)
Participants: Chair: Lily Wong, American University
Simeon Alojipan, San Francisco State University Discussant: Yu-fang Cho, Miami University
Angelo Mutia, California State University, Northridge Presenters:
Lorenzo Mutia, San Francisco State University Chien-ting Lin, National Central University - Transpacific
Philip Nguyen, San Francisco State University Affinities and Queer Crises
Hillary Nicole Peregrina, San Francisco State University Christopher Patterson, University of British Columbia -
What is Brownness in the Transpacific?:
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(Conference Room 3) Lily Wong, American University - Dwelling over China:
Chair: Summer Kim Lee, Dartmouth College Minor Transnationalisms in Karen Tei Yamashita’s I Hotel
Presenters:
Joshua Chambers-Letson, Northwestern University - Ungovernable Forms and Counter-Narratives
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After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life (Senate B)
Dorinne Kondo, University of Southern California - Chair: Laura Wright, Berry College
Worldmaking: Race, Performance, and the Presenters:
Work of Creativity Krupal Amin, North Carolina School of Science and Math -
Tavia Nyong’o, Yale University - Flexible Resistance: Transience as Sanctuary
Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life Leah Milne, University of Indianapolis -
Conjuring Memory: Sanctuary and Consumption in
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American Communities Laura Wright, Berry College - Queer Sociality and the
(Senate A) Ungovernable Body in Marjorie Liu’s Monstress
Chair: Jane H. Yamashiro, Independent Scholar Emily Yoon Perez, Loyola University Maryland -
Presenters: The Ghosts of Refugee Lives in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s
Shirley Lung, The Johns Hopkins University - Legacies of “Black-Eyed Woman”
1949: Becoming Taiwanese in America
Saswathi Natta, University of Maryland - Dalit Origins and
Immigrant Identity: Immigrant agency in identity formation
Teresa Toguchi Swartz, Xiang Zhou, Christine Wu, &
Belle Khuu, University of Minnesota - Hmong American
Futures: Ethnic-Racial Socialization Practices,
Aspirations, and Concerns of Second-Generation
Hmong American Parents within Contexts
Jane H. Yamashiro, Independent Scholar - Decolonizing
Ethno-national Identities: Okinawan Identity Construction
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Sites and Spaces of Sanctuary
Meet the Professor (Parlor 638)
(Registration Table) Chair: Constancio Arnaldo, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Discussant: Tracy Lachica Buenavista, California State
Cultivating Practices of Care and Resilience University, Northridge
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(Parlor 627) Presenters:
Chair: James Kyung-Jin Lee, University of California, Irvine Audrey Wu Clark, United States Naval Academy -
Presenters: Los Angeles as Sanctuary City in The Sympathizer
Masumi Izumi, Doshisha University - The Stockade Diary Heather Hathaway, Marquette University - Toshio Mori’s
of Tatsuo Inouye: Thoughts and Experiences of a Kibei Yokohama, California: A Sanctuary Community Destroyed
Judo Practitioner in the Tule Lake Segregation Center Huan He, University of Southern California -
Rachel Pang, Davidson College - Resistance and Isamu Noguchi’s Blueprints: Experiments in the
Sanctuary in Chinese American Memoir: Li-Young Lee’s Making of a Sanctuary
Hybrid Confucian-Christian Religiosity Yvonne Lau, Instituto del Progreso Latino -
Rosanne Sia, University of Southern California - Chicago: Epicenter of the Sanctuary Movement?
The “Gift” of Dance: The Emotional Labor of Asian
American Dancers in the Cold War Queer Poetics, Representations, and Archives
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Margarita Ren, Dartmouth College - Cultivating (Conference Room 1)
Biocultural Community Care: Resilience Dynamics Chair: Karen Su, University of Illinois at Chicago
in the Danny Woo Community Garden Presenters:
Yvonne Kwan, San Jose State University - Logic and
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Ungovernable Subjects Poetics of Queer Diaspora: Trauma and the Optics of
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(Parlor 629) Affect
Chair: Karen Kuo, Arizona State University Joyce Gabiola, University of California, Los Angeles -
Presenters: ‘’It’s a trap’: Internalized Symbolic Annihilation, Archives,
Yonbum Chung, Stony Brook University - Ungovernable and the Representation/Invisibility of LGBTQ+ Asian
Speech Acts: Within and Beyond the Underworld in Americans
Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko (2017) Jamin Shih, University of California, Merced -
Sabnam Ghosh, University of Georgia - Emotive Social “A World Apart”: American News Representations
Spaces of the Ungovernable: Madness and Insanity in of a Queer-Friendly Taiwan
Asian American Literature Chanhee Heo, Bethany Christian Church -
Derek Lee, Penn State University - Retro-Orientalism: Unsafe Sanctuary: Korean LGBTQ Immigrants
On Yin Eyes, Ungovernable Ghosts, and Epistemological and Alexander Chee’s Edinburgh
Resistance in Amy Tan’s The Hundred Secret Senses
Ka-eul Yoo, University of California, Santa Cruz -
Curing Silence: Medicalized Nativism and Rehabilitative
Violence in Fae Myenne Ng’s Steer Toward Rock

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Lifting Up Asian American Voices in the Affirmative Action
A Roundtable Discussion of Duncan Williams’ “American Sutra” Debate: Media Training and Workshop
(University CD) (Conference Room 2)
Chair: Duncan Williams, University of Southern California Participants:
Presenters: OiYan Poon, Colorado State University
Anne Blankenship, North Dakota State University - Janelle Wong, University of Maryland
Roundtable Discussion of American Sutra Ellen Wu, Indiana University
Funie Hsu, San Jose State University -
Roundtable Discussion of American Sutra Pedagogies of Sustainability and AAPI Ecological Futures
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Jane Iwamura, University of the West - (Conference Room 4)
Roundtable Discussion of American Sutra Chair: Juliana Hu Pegues, University of Minnesota
David Kyuman Kim, Connecticut College - Presenters:
Roundtable Discussion of American Sutra Emily Hue, University of California, Riverside - Configuring
Duncan Williams, University of Southern California - Refugee Subjectivity in the Age of the Biomimic: The
Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration Rise of the Non-Human Subject in Sustainable Design
for Refugee Crises
Collective Resistance: The Construction of Anti-Colonial Spaces
T 45 Simi Kang, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities -
(Senate A) Rejecting Resilience & Sacrifice: Imagining Ecological
Chair: Tiffany Wang-Su Tran, University of California, Los Angeles Futures with Southeast Louisiana’s Vietnamese
Presenters: American Fisherfolk
Maliya Lor, University of California, Los Angeles - Chad Shomura, University of Colorado, Denver -
Imagining the Possibilities: A Look at a Hmong Women’s Sanctuary within Ecological Ruination, or Speculative
Eggroll Fundraiser in Wisconsin Meditation at the End of the World
A. Paul Mendoza, University of California, Los Angeles - Davorn Sisavath, California State University, Fresno -
Have You Eaten Yet? Filipinx American College Students Militarized Spaces to Refuge Designation: From Asia
and Mental Health Pacific to Southeast Asia
Tiffany Wang-Su Tran, University of California, Los
Angeles - (Re)producing Refugees: Chinese-Vietnamese Racial Capital and the Frontier: Accumulative Iterations of
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Encounters with Social Services Asiatic Subjectivity
Angel Trazo, University of California, Los Angeles - (Conference Room 3)
Sketching Sanctuary: Asian American Graphic Novels as Chair: Trung Nguyen, University of California, Santa Cruz
Sites for (Re)building Sanctuary and Collective Memory Presenters:
Amy Lee, University of California, Berkeley - The Coolie:
Critical Settler Relationalities
T 46 A Composite Portrait of Racialized Labor in Caribbean
(Senate B) Literature
Chair: Candace Fujikane, University of Hawaiʻi, Manoa Rachel Lim, University of California, Berkeley -
Participants: Unequal ties: Labor, Inequality, and Hemispheric
Katherine Achacoso, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa Re-migration among Koreans in Mexico City
May Farrales, University of Northern British Columbia Trung Nguyen, University of California, Santa Cruz -
Marissa Largo, Independent Scholar Counterinsurgent Aesthetics in Southeast Asia and the
Kristin Oberiano, Harvard University Magasin of Racial Spectatorship
Josephine Ong, University of California, Los Angeles Jeremy Tai, McGill University - Visions of Capitalism
Demiliza Saramosing, University of Minnesota without Racial Capitalism in Modern China: From the
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Rightlessness and Refugee Futures 4:30pm-6:00pm
(Conference Room 5) PROGRAM COMMITTEE PLENARY:
Chair: A. Naomi Paik, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign SS 1
Sanctuary, Fugitivity, and the Ungovernable
Presenters: (Capitol Ballroom)
Loan Dao, University of Massachusetts Boston - Co-Chair: Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Refugeeism, Rightlessness, and the Claims to Human Co-Chair: Eric Tang, University of Texas at Austin
Rights in Southeast Asian Deportation Participants:
Yumi Lee, Villanova University - Seeking Sanctuary in Janelle Wong, University of Maryland
Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West Kabzuag Vaj, Freedom Inc.
Bao Lo, California State University, Sacramento - A. Naomi Paik, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Criminalization and Second-Generation Hmong
American Boys Undocumented States, Undocumented
Patricia Nguyen, Northwestern University - T 53
(Parlor 627)
Performing Ecologies of Refuge and Containment Chair: Loan Dao, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Presenters:
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Cynthia Wu’s Second Monograph The Illegal Body: Undocumented Chinese Restaurant
(University AB) Workers in Take Out (2004)
Chair: Chris A. Eng, Syracuse University Jennifer Huynh, University of Notre Dame - States of
Discussant: Cynthia Wu, Indiana University, Bloomington Deportation: Undocumented minors in immigration court
Participants: Therese Irwin, University of La Verne - Cars, Fugitivity,
Gina K. Velasco, Gettysburg College - Queer and the Precarity of the Everyday in Janine Joseph’s
Kai Hang Cheang, University of North Dakota - Metaphor Driving Without a License
Danielle Seid, Baruch College, City University of Jessica Law, University of Chicago - Negotiating
New York - Masculinity Racialized ‘Illegality’: Undocumented Asian Americans
Douglas S. Ishii, Emerson College - Respectability and New Belongings
Jina B. Kim, Smith College - Feminism


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Roundtable
(Caucus)
Chair: Mila De Guzman, Philippine Writers and Artists, Inc.
Presenters:
Chhaya Chhoum, Mekong NYC
Montha Chum, Release MN8
Tung Nguyen, Asians & Pacific Islanders Re Entry of
Orange County
Sarath Suong, Providence Youth Student Movement

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Asian/American Rhetorical Space: Making Space for
(Parlor 629) Sanctuary Over Time
Chair: Larry Hashima, California State University, Long Beach (Conference Room 1)
Presenters: Chair: Morris Young, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ahmed Afzal, California State University, Fullerton - Discussant: Josephine Park, University of Pennsylvania
Lies, Falsehoods and Deceptions in Jackson Heights: Presenters:
Representation of South Asian Transmigrants in Kate Firestone, Michigan State University - Stories,
Urdu-Language Pakistani Television Dramas Rhetoric, and Refuge: Making Agency as and for
Philippa Gates, Wilfrid Laurier University - “More Harm Korean American Adoptees
than Good:” Regulating the Representation of Chinese/ Terese Guinsatao Monberg, Michigan State University -
Americans in Classical Hollywood Film The Memory Work of Filipinx/American Historical Tours:
Ji-Yeon Oh Jo, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Sanctuary Spaces in the Colonial Metropole
Adopted Diasporas: Cinematic Explorations of Morris Young, University of Wisconsin-Madison -
Transnational Korean Adoptees Reimagining Asian American Rhetorical Space:
Abigail Lee, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Metaphor, Materiality, Modality
Where Are the Asians?: Race, Representation, and
Fugitive Asian American-ness on Screen Building Collaborative Online Resources for Asian American
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Theater, Drama, and Performance Studies
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(University CD) Chair: Josephine Lee, University of Minnesota
Chair: Vanita Reddy, Texas A&M University Presenters:
Presenters: Dan Bacalzo, Florida Gulf Coast University - The
Nicolyn Woodcock, Miami University - The Literary Aggregation of Asian American Performance Reviews
Imagination of “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Yellow Peril” in Ju Yon Kim, Harvard University - Asian American Theater
the Small College Town and Adaptation
C.N. Le, University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Esther Kim Lee, Duke University - The Asian American
Looking Out, Looking In: Recent Trends in Asian Theatre Archive
American Interracial and Interethnic Marriage Sean Metzger, University of California, Los Angeles -
Mark Chiang, University of Illinois at Chicago - Asian Diasporic and Transnational Work within
Crazy Rich or Pure Love: Reciprocity and Asian American Theater
Romance in Asian/American Popular Culture
Can Anyone Play with Race?: Game Studies and Virtual
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Sanctuaries
(Caucus)
Co-Chair: Tara Fickle, University of Oregon
Co-Chair: Christopher Patterson, University of British Columbia
Participants:
Edmond Chang, Ohio University
Takeo Rivera, Boston University
Danielle Wong, University of British Columbia
Robert Yang, New York University

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Documenting the Undocumented: Building Partnerships 6:00pm-7:00pm
Between Media and Activists to Combat Southeast Asian AAAS Welcome and Celebration of New Books Reception
Deportation (Exhibitors Hall)
(Assembly)
Chair: Jennifer Crystal Chien, Re-Present Media
Participants:
Lan Nguyen, University of California, Los Angeles
Teo Saragi, Southeast Asians RISE
Nancy Vue Tran, Freedom, Inc.

Re-Imagining Transpacific History: Migration and


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Citizenship in the Japanese Diaspora
(Conference Room 2)
Chair: Meredith Oda, University of Nevada, Reno
Presenters:
Derek Chang, Cornell University - Jim Crow and
Citizenship in the Politics of Early 20th Century
Japanese Immigration
Michael Jin, University of Illinois at Chicago -
From Citizens to Refugees: Japanese American
Migrants in the Pacific
Denise Khor, University of Massachusetts, Boston -
Sound Transitions: Japanese American Film Culture
and the Arrival of the Talkies
Chrissy Lau, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi -
Lack of Ambition: Uplifting Youth Towards the Second
Generation Japanese Problem

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Activism in an Era of Attack
(Conference Room 5)
Chair & Discussant: Anar Parikh, Brown University
Presenters:
Amy Bhatt, University of Maryland, Baltimore County -
From Dreamers to Detainees: Emerging Forms of
South Asian American Immigration Activism
Monisha Das Gupta, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa -
Ungovernability: South Asian Interventions in the
(Im)migrant Rights Movement
Tavleen Kaur, University of California, Irvine -
Ungovernable and Inviolable: Acts of resistance in and
against immigrant detention
Rupa Pillai, University of Pennsylvania - Manav Seva: A
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Envisioning Transnational Crises of Youth: Visual
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Representations of Child Refugee and Adoptee Experience
(Conference Room 3)
Chair: Cathy Schlund-Vials, University of Connecticut

Friday,
Presenters:
Ashley A. Dun, Brown University - Scenes Deemed
Inappropriate for Children: Radical Acts of Memory in
Illustrated Narratives of Refugee Youth Experience
Catherine H. Nguyen, Harvard University - Adoption,
the Work of Adaptation, and Multiple Mothers in
Couleur de peau: miel/Approved for Adoption
Jennie Snow, Brown University - No Family, No Nation:

April 26th, 2019


Unsettling Narratives of Migration and Adoption
Hayley C. Stefan, University of Connecticut - Viral
Media Campaigns, Suffering Children, & Other
Recurring Failures of U.S. Humanitarianism

Analyzing Asian American Resistance and


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Accommodation in Higher Education
(Senate A)
Chair: Jennifer Ho, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Presenters:
Sabrina Cheung, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill -
The Most Model of Model Minorities? Chinese
Americans in the US South
Jessie Huang, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill -
Intersectional Realities of Asian American
Scholarship Students
Sean Nguyen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill -
Asian Americans and Affirmative Action: Examining
Asian American Privilege

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Asian American Feminisms Caucus: Feminist Mentoring F70
Critical Global Asias and Neoliberal Sanctuary
and Self-Care (Conference Room 2)
(Caucus) Chair: Alden Sajor Marte-Wood, University of California, Irvine
Chair: Jinah Kim, California State University, Northridge Presenters:
Presenters: Joseph Jeon, University of California, Irvine -
Elaine Kathryn Andres, University of California, Irvine - Peripheral Views: Korean IMF Cinema and the End
Navigating the Expectations of Care of the American Century
Sophaline Chuong, University of California, Irvine - Paul Nadal, Princeton University - Homo Asianus
Owning One’s Stories and Vulnerabilities Neoliberalis: Human Capital Theory and the Neoliberal
Colleen Kim Daniher, Amherst College - Remaking of the Model Minority Myth
Feminist Mentoring and Self-Care from the Cheryl Narumi Naruse, Tulane University -
Perspectives of an Early-Career Scholar Singapore as Asian American Fantasy in
Jinah Kim, California State University, Northridge - Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians
Feminist Mentoring and Self-Care Alden Sajor Marte-Wood, University of California, Irvine -
Emily La, University of California, Irvine - Virtual Permanent Residency: The Neoliberal American
Approaches to Mental Healthcare for Students Telecom Industry and its Networked Filipino Workers
Mai-Linh Hong, Bucknell University -
Non-Hierarchical Mentoring Rogue Memories: Queer Transpacific Entanglements
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Gina Masequesmay, California State University, Northridge - (Assembly)
Sustainable Activism Chair: Dai Kojima, University of Toronto
Presenters:
Breakin’ Form: Asian Americans in/and Critical Hip Hop
F69 Elliott Jun, City University of New York Graduate Center -
Pedagogy as Resistance Paper Affairs: Settler (im) Passabilities
(Conference Room 4) Lynn Ly, University of Toronto - Junglescape Compositions
Chair & Discussant: DJ Kuttin Kandi Custodio-Tan, Kiran Saili, Brown University -
Southwestern College Queerly Re-Fantasizing Belonging: Racial Melancholia
Presenters: and the Second Generation Subject
Grace Shinhae Jun, San Diego City College, University
of California, San Diego - Hip Hop Dance Pedagogy
at the University and Community College Levels in
Southern California
Leon Lee, University of California, San Diego -
Unpacking a Critical Pedagogical Praxis through Hip-Hop
Ninochka McTaggart, University of California, Riverside -
Seeking Liberation, Facing Marginalization:
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders’ Conditional
Acceptance in Hip‐Hop Culture
Christopher Vito, Southwestern College - The Values
of Independent Hip Hop In the Post-Golden Era
Daniel Woo, University of California, Berkeley -
“Make Community Happen”: Regional Racial Formation,
Hip Hop Aesthetics, and Afro Asian Collaboration

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Speculative Aesthetics and Fugitive Futures in Asian F74
Allies in Uncertain Times: Asian American Studies and Asian
America: On Minoritized Embodiment, Feminist Sciences, American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving
and Alternate Arrangements of Living Institutions (AANAPISI)
(Conference Room 1) (Conference Room 5)
Chair: LeiLani Nishime, University of Washington Chair: Kim Geron, California State University, East Bay
Discussant: Aimee Bahng, Pomona College Participants:
Presenters: Linh An, Hunter College, City University of New York
Keva Bui, University of California, San Diego - Arlene Daus-Magabual, San Francisco State University
Toxic Embodiments: On Napalm’s Entanglements and Corinne Kodama, University of Illinois
Epidermal Imaginations Otherwise Karen Su, University of Illinois
Anna Storti, University of Maryland, College Park - Paul Watanabe, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Acts of Refusal: Deidealizing Utopia in Saya Woolfalk’s Grace Yoo, San Francisco State University
World of The Empathics
Frances Tran, Florida State University - Doors To
Elsewhere: Fugitive World-Making in Mohsin Hamid’s F75
FILM: Aura
Exit West (Capitol Ballroom)
Sharon Tran, University of Maryland, Baltimore County -
Resisting the Neoliberal Will to Health: Fugitive
Solidarities and Speculative Possibilities of Death in 8:30am-5:00pm
Suicide Club Exhibitors
(University)
The Aporia of Empire: Biopolitics, Cinema, Identity
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and the Nation-State
(University AB) 10:00am-11:30am
Presenters:
P1PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY:
Rishi Guné, University of California, Los Angeles - Our Institutions Don’t Love Us, But Maybe AAAS Can:
The Diasporic Politics of Accented Cinema: Contingency in the Academy
Negotiating Nation-State in Deepa Mehta’s Fire (Capitol Ballroom)
Irving Ling, University of California, San Francisco - Chair: Theodore S. Gonzalves, Smithsonian National Museum
Borders and Biopolitics: The Health of Undocumented of American History
API Youth Participants:
Bing Wang, University of California, Los Angeles - Jean-Paul deGuzman (in absentia), Windward School
Drawing Distinct Diasporic Taiwanese American Mimi Khúc, The Asian American Literary Review
Subjectivities through Immigration, American Laura Sachiko Fugikawa, Colby College
Imperialism, and Cold War Rhetoric

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Spaces of Sanctuary: Asian American Student Activism
The Need for Mentorship in Emerging Fields: in the Midwest
A Conversation in Hmong American Studies (Senate B)
(Conference Room 3) Chair & Discussant: OiYan Poon, Colorado State University
Co-Chair: Anna Guevarra, University of Illinois at Chicago Presenters:
Co-Chair: Aline Lo, Allegheny College Corinne Kodama, University of Illinois at Chicago -
Participants: Activism Shaped by A Shared Experience of Being
Mai Na M. Le, University of Minnesota Asian American in the Midwest: The Midwest Asian
Aline Lo, Allegheny College American Student Union
Chong Moua, University of Wisconsin-Madison Peter Satugarn Limthongviratn, University of
Kong Pheng Pha, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Minnesota-Twin Cities - The Role of MAASU in Uniting
Chia Youyee Vang, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Asian American Student Activists across Great
Ma Vang, University of California, Merced Disparities between Midwest Campuses
Lester Manzano, Loyola University Chicago - Seeds
Against Extraction: Queer, Crip, and Trans-fugitive of Activism: Asian American Students’ Journeys Toward
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Critiques of Racial Capitalism Social Justice Activism
(Senate A) Megan Segoshi, Independent Scholar - Asian American
Chair: Iyko Day, Mount Holyoke College Racial Identity Consciousness and Engagement in
Presenters: Racial Justice Work
Sony Coranez Bolton, Amherst College - Manifest
Disablements: Cripping/Queering the Visual Cultures of Asian American Religions and Resistance
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US Empire in the Borderlands and the Philippines (University AB)
Ava L.J. Kim, University of Pennsylvania - Chair & Discussant: Janelle Wong, University of Maryland
Hiding in Plain Sight: On (Trans)Visual Refusal in Presenters:
Southeast Asian Literature Himanee Gupta-Carlson, State University of New York,
Jina B. Kim, Smith College - Re-imagining Work: Empire State College - Un-silencing Caste in South
Towards a Crip-Queer Politics and Poetics of Labor Asian American Lives
James Kyung-Jin Lee, University of California, Irvine - Tamara Ho, University of California, Riverside - Burmese
Atul Gawande and the South Asian American Essay American Buddhists, Islamophobia, and Social Media
as Biopolitical Form Daniel Lee, Fuller Theological Seminary - Asian American
Christians, Asian American Studies, and Political Activism
Eric Mar, San Francisco State University &
John Jimenez, San Francisco State University -
The Asian American Generational Shift towards
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Big Trouble in Little Asia: Ungovernable Racialization in F85
FILM: Nailed It: Vietnamese and the Nail Industry
Cold War Representation (Assembly)
(Conference Room 2) Chair: Linda Trinh Vo, University of California, Irvine
Chair: Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, University of California, Irvine Participants:
Presenters: Miliann Kang, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Angela Allan, Harvard University - This is America you’re Adele Free Pham, Independent Filmmaker
living in’ or ‘China is here’?: Chinatown in the 1980s
Hollywood Film Asian Americans in Chicago: Performing Sanctuary and
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Douglas Ishii, Emerson College - Those Clever Words Histories of Re/Un-Settlement
Before: Hito Hata and the Cold War Governance of (University CD)
Asian American Film Chair: Ji-Yeon Yuh, Northwestern University
Wendy Allison Lee, Skidmore College - Ungovernable Discussant: Patricia Nguyen, Northwestern University
Creatures: Techno-Orientalism, Dangerous Cuteness, Participants:
and Cold War Domesticity in Gremlins Northwestern undergraduate students chosen from
Meenasarani Linde Murugan, Fordham University - students who complete the “Asian Americans in Chicago”
‘Prince Ali’s magic tube come true!’: TV as course by March 30, 2019; chosen based on quality of
Enchanted Box their final research project and performance.

Building an Asian American Feminist Movement


F83 Fugitive Bodies I: Anomalous Embodiments in Asian
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(Conference Room 5) American Cultural Productions
Participants: (Conference Room 1)
Julie Ae Kim, Asian American Feminist Collective Chair: Caroline Kyungah Hong, Queens College, City University
Rachel Kuo, Asian American Feminist Collective of New York
Senti Sojwal, Asian American Feminist Collective Participants:
Tiffany Tso, Asian American Feminist Collective Kai Hang Cheang, University of North Dakota -
Gendered Detours: Vehicular Mobility and Community
Environment and Incarceration
F84 Mobilization in Asian American Women’s Road
(Caucus) Narratives of the Post-Internment Moment
Discussant: Jennifer Wang, Brown University Toni Hays, University of California, Irvine -
Presenters: Speculative Hybriscapes: Thinking Race through
Sonia Gomez, Harvard University - Hisaye Yamamoto’s Continental Arrangements
“Las Vegas Charley” and the Problem of Issei Bachelors Alexander Howerton, University of South Carolina -
in Wartime Incarceration Camp Coolitude Humanimality: Aspirational Hybridity in
Christopher Lee, Brown University - Kai Cheng Thom’s Rajiv Mohabir’s Poetry
Anti-Carceral Imaginaries
Ellen Song, Harvard University - Radical Forgiveness:
Aesthetic Refuge in Karen Tei Yamashita’s Letters to
Memory
Jennifer Wang, Brown University - Camp, Prison, and
Reserve: Carceral Sites under North American Settler
Colonial Capitalism

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#starringAsianAmericans: Critical Perspectives on
South Asian Section Contemporary Asian American Media
SC5
(Conference Room 1) (Senate B)
Chair: Mariam Lam, University of California, Riverside
Southeast Asian American Section Presenters:
SC6
(Conference Room 2) Alison Yeh Cheung, University of Utah - Racial Lineage:
Conceptualizing Asian American identity in Wong Fu
Asian American Feminisms Section Production’s Yappie
SC7
(Conference Room 3) Shilpa Davé, University of Virginia -
Accents and Global New York in Netflix’s Master of None
Religious Studies Section Euni Kim, University of Utah -
SC8
(Conference Room 4) The Humorous (Re)Production & Triangulation of
Racial Identities in Ali Wong’s Hard Knock Wife
Scholar-Activism Section LeiLani Nishime, University of Washington -
SC9
(Conference Room 5) #GoldOpen: Crowdsourcing the Box Office

Asian (American) Settler Colonialism on Guåhan:



SC10 East Of California Section F93
Migration, Labor, War
(University AB)
(Conference Room 2)
Undergraduate Section Chair: Christine Taitano DeLisle, University of Minnesota
SC11
(University CD) Presenters:
Evyn Lê Espiritu, College of the Holy Cross - Transpacific
FILM: Rice: A Filipino Love Story Intimacies between Chamorros and Vietnamese during
F88
(Assembly) the Vietnam War and its Afterlives
Presenter: Kristin Oberiano, Harvard University - Whose Land,
Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Macalester College Whose Labor: Indigenous Activism and Filipino
Immigration in Guåhan
Josephine Ong, University of California, Los Angeles -
1:00pm-2:30pm Sculpted Memories: Filipino Settler Colonialism and the
AAAS GRADUATE STUDENT SPONSORED PANEL:
GS1 Marking of Place in Guåhan
Stories from the Field - Getting and Doing the Work of Tabitha Espina Velasco, Washington State University -
Asian American Studies in the Professoriate and Beyond Recollection, Reclamation, and Resistance of the Halo
(University AB) Halo Generation
Chair: Elaine Kathryn Andres, University of California, Irvine
Participants:
Edward Curammeng, California State University,
Dominguez Hills
Eric Hung, Music of Asian America Research Center
Mimi Khúc, Asian American Literary Review
James Zarsadiaz, University of San Francisco

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Asian-American Louisiana: Race, Migration, and the
F96
John Okada’s Unknown Works: Reassessing the
Burden of the Unexpected (Un)governability of Japanese Americans in Mid-Century
(Conference Room 4) America
Presenters: (Caucus)
Randy Gonzales, University of Louisiana at Lafayette - Chair: Floyd Cheung, Smith College
A “Strange Colony” in the Swamp: Reception of Filipino Presenters:
Settlers in 19th Century Louisiana Floyd Cheung, Smith College - “I Must Be Strong”:
Hayley Johnson, Louisiana State University - Hidden in Awareness and Resistance in John Okada’s
Plain Sight: The Untold Story of Camp Livingston December 7th Poem
Greg Robinson, Université du Québec À Montréal - Vince Schleitwiler, University of Washington -
Japanese Americans in Louisiana: The Strange Birth “A Larger Capacity for Normalcy”: Apparitions of the
of a Community Non-Alien in Midcentury Empire
Michael Salgarolo, New York University - John Streamas, Washington State University -
Filipino-Americans in Jim Crow New Orleans Street Lit: John Okada Ventures into the Proletarian
Sarah Simms, Louisiana State University - Hidden in
Plain Sight: The Untold Story of Camp Livingston Panel I: Asian Americans and Care Work
F97
(Senate A)
Beyond the U.S. Imperial Imaginary: The (dis)appearing
F95 Chair: Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, San Francisco State University
Filipinx Performing Body Presenters:
(Conference Room 3) Andy Chang, University of California, Berkeley -
Chair: Christine Bacareza Balance, Cornell University Changing Gender Relations in Indonesian Migration
Presenters: Danielle Jimenez, Fordham University -
Alana Bock, University of New Mexico - Aye Nako!: Utang na loob: 2nd Generation Filipino Americans’
Filipinx American Performances of Illegibility Perspectives on Caregiving
Maria Eugenia Lopez, University of New Mexico - Dale Maglalang, Boston College - Care-seeking Among
Assembling Laboring Bodies: Migrant Domestic Work Low-Wage Immigrant Filipinx Care Workers
and the Aesthetics of Precarity
Edward Nadurata, University of California, Los Angeles - Refugee Stories: The Radical Act of Storytelling
F98
Unsettling Filipino Migration: Interrogating the Elderly (Conference Room 5)
Migrant Experience in The Oracles: My Filipino Chair & Discussant: Long Bui, University of California, Irvine
Grandparents in America and Flipzoids Presenters:
Yen Le Espiritu, University of California, San Diego -
Money Matters: Private Grief and Public Achievements
Lila Sharif, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign -
Refugee/Indigenous: Refugee Life-Making and
Indigenous Survival
Ma Vang, University of California, Merced - “Why I Feel
Sad When You Don’t Love Me”: Lessons of Refugee Care

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Refugees, New Destination Sites, Sanctuary, and Meet the Professor
West Asian America (Registration Table)
(University CD)
Chair: Stanley Thangaraj, City College of New York Racial Belonging and Futurity in the South Asian Diaspora
F105
Discussant: Neda Maghbouleh, University of Toronto (Conference Room 5)
Presenters: Chair: Akta Kaushal, Manhattanville College
Tahereh Aghdasifar, Loyola Marymount University - Presenters:
Queer Sanctuaries: Performativity and Refuge in Opacity Stephanie George, The Graduate Center, City University
Neda Maghbouleh, University of Toronto - Syrian Canada, of New York - Sounding Sanctuary: Music and
The Refugee Crisis, and Generational Care Mediumship in Indo-Caribbean ‘Madras Religion’
Stanley Thangaraj, City College of New York - and Politics of Belonging within a South Asian
Kurdish Refugees and Whiteness American Diaspora
Arathi Govind, University of California, Berkeley -
Seeking Sanctuary for the “Ungovernable” in Hmong
F100 Your Attention Please: Racist and Antiracist politics
American Literature at DJ Rekha’s Basement Bangra
(Conference Room 1) Radha Modi, Florida State University - Managing the
Chair: Chong Moua, University of Wisconsin-Madison Racial Divide: How Second Generation South Asians
Presenters: Understand and Perform Race
Aline Lo, Allegheny College - Honoring the Fugitivity of Emilia Sawada, New York University - Metaphors of
Hmong American Writing Mestizaje: (R)evolutionary Futures in the Paintings of
Mai Neng Moua, Independent Writer - Juana Alicia and Meera Desai
Reactions to The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story -
From Heroine to Poj Laib Adoption, Kinship, Nation
Kong Pheng Pha, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire -
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(University CD)
A Literary and Political History of Hmong American Chair: Paul Nadal, Princeton University
Literature Presenters:
Kit Myers, University of California, Merced -
2:00pm-3:00pm Ghostly Kinship for Adoptees: Sanctuary and
Temple University Press Reception Family in Death and Imagination
(Temple University Press Exhibitor Booth) Soh Yeun (Elloise) Kim, University of Washington -
Only for the Best Kind: Transnational Adoption
Migration and U.S. Immigration Control

2:45pm-4:15pm
SITE COMMITTEE PLENARY:
SS2
Creativity and Critique: Refugee Studies in the Midwest
(Assembly)
Moderator: Cindy I-Fen Cheng, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Participants:
Beth (Bich Minh) Nguyen, University of San Francisco
Lila Sharif, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Yang Sao Xiong, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kao Kalia Yang, Writer
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Fugitive Bodies II: The Mixed Race Asian American F109
Fugitive Critique: Asian American Challenges to Whiteness
Literary Imagination (Conference Room 3)
(Conference Room 2) Chair: Min Song, Boston University
Chair: Roberta Wolfson, California Polytechnic State University, Presenters:
San Luis Obispo Elda Tsou, St. John’s University - Reconstructing
Presenters: Whiteness: the Asian American Critique of Whiteness
Sara Lee, The State University of New York, Binghamton Kent Ono, University of Utah - Orientalism as Whiteness:
University - Racial Ambiguity within the Family: The Staging and Restaging of Asianness in the White
Fiction as Sanctuary in Chang-Rae Lee’s Aloft Racial Imaginary
Elizabeth Moser, George Washington University - Min Zhou, University of California, Los Angeles -
Writing Under Duress: Mixed-Race Counter-histories Immigrant Selectivity and the Racialization of
in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer Asian Americans
Heejoo Park, University of California, Riverside -
Mixed-race Bildungsroman of Asian American and How to Construct Narratives: History Section Roundtable I
Latinx Young Adult Fiction: Exploring Cross-cultural
F110
(Senate A)
Solidarity in Ellen Oh’s Spirit Hunters and Anna M Chair: Beth Lew-Williams, Princeton University
Roberta Wolfson, California Polytechnic State University, Participants:
San Luis Obispo - Passing Away and Racial Passing in Minju Bae, Temple University
Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You Richard Kim, University of California, Davis
Andrea Louie, Michigan State University
Contradictions of Citizenship: International Adoptees as Naoko Wake, Michigan State University
F108
Children and Adults Mari Yoshihara, University of Hawaiʻi
(Caucus)
Chair: Mai-Linh Hong, Bucknell University Refugee Dis/inheritances: Multimodal Archives,
Presenters:
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Intergenerational Healing, and Differential Remembrances
Sandra So Hee Chi Kim, California State University, of the Vietnam War
Los Angeles - Adopted, Deported: Korean American (Conference Room 4)
Adoptees and the Neocolonial Logics of Ungovernability Chair: Thuy Vo Dang, University of California, Irvine
Kimberly McKee, Grand Valley State University - Presenters:
The Rhetorical Implications of “Adoptees Without Victoria Huynh, Brown University -
Citizenship” “To make something from nothing”: Vietnamese
Jenny Heijun Wills, University of Winnipeg - Refugee Gardening in Camden, NJ
Wrestling with Activists: Exceptionalism and Ly Thuy Nguyen, University of California, San Diego -
the Adoptee Citizenship Act “Stripped from a lineage:” War Re-memory and the
Politics of Disinheritance among Second-Generation
Vietnamese American Activists
Mads Le, Center for Art and Thought, and VietLEAD
Philadelphia - Residual Cadences: Refugee Latency,
Language, and Memory Registered Through the Multi-Medial
Linda Luu, City University of New York - The Afterlives of
the Vietnam War, Diasporic Memory, and the Seduction/
Illegitimacy of the Archive

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The Culture of Communities: The Role of Asian F113
Transnational Fugitivities: The American Studies
American Businesses Association of Korea (ASAK) Panel
(Conference Room 1) (Parlor 638)
Chair: Joyce Moy, The City University of New York Chair: Joseph Jeon, University of California, Irvine
Presenters: Participants:
Claire Chun, The City University of New York - Ju Young Jin, Soonchunhyang University -
Role of Asian Owned Business in Inter-racial Global Monsters and Postcolonial Bildungsroman in
and Inter-ethnic Relations Bong Joon-Ho’s Okja and Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal
Young-Min Seo, LaGuardia Community College/The City Jungha Kim, Seoul National University -
University of New York - From Noodle and Dumpling Viet Than Nguyen and Refugee Ventriloquism
Shops to Community Formation Haerin Shin, Vanderbilt University -
Filip Stabrowski, LaGuardia Community College/ I am Game: The Mechanics of Undesirability in the
The City University of New York - Momo Dumpling Videogame Papers, Please
Shops and Nepali Identity Formation
Race, Migration, and Marriage
F118
4:15pm-5:15pm (Parlor 627)
Madison Site Committee’s Welcome Reception Chair: Ivan Small, Central Connecticut State University
Celebrating the University of Wisconsin-Madison Presenters:
Asian American Studies Program Scott Bullock, Eastern Michigan University -
(Outside Assembly Room) Proxy Marriages, Sake Marriages, and Marriages for
Immigration Purposes: U.S. Law and the “Japanese
Marriages” Cases, 1950-1956
4:30pm-6:00pm Joshua Lee, University of Macau -

P2 PRESIDENTIAL SESSION: A Tale of Two Charlies
Celebrating the Life and Work of Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon Ly Thi Hai Tran, Bowling Green State University -
(Capitol Ballroom) Submissive or Ungovernable? The cases of
Chair: Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, University of California, Irvine Vietnamese Women with non-immigrant Dependent
Participants: Spouse Visas in the U.S.
Shana Bernstein, Northwestern University -
Remembering Dawn Bohulano Mabalon: Her Racial Politics of Teaching and Learning
Scholarship, Teaching and Activism
F119
(Parlor 629)
Theodore S. Gonzalves, Smithsonian National Museum Chair: Dina Maramba, Claremont Graduate University
of American History - Reflections on Dawn Mabalon’s Presenters:
work as a poet and interdisciplinary scholar Betina Hsieh, California State University, Long Beach -
Emily Lawsin, University of Michigan & Filipino American We Are Here Too: Listening to the Stories of Asian
National Historical Society - #DawnMabalonIsInTheHeart American Teachers
& #JourneyForJustice: Honoring the Legacy of Dawn Rebecca Schwartz, University of Utah - Japanese
Mabalon’s Community Activism & Historical Immigration, WWII, and Crisis in Higher Education
Mario Sifuentez, University of California, Merced - Bola Sohn, The University of Texas at Austin - Korean
Dawn Mabalon’s Contributions to Labor History Ethnoburbs in Texas: The Intersections of Social Class,
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, University of California, Irvine - Social Capital, and Education
Dawn Mabalon’s Contributions to U.S. History Anjela Wong, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire -
James Zarsadiaz, University of San Francisco - Recruiting and Retaining Southeast Asian American
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Reconfiguring the Midwest as a Remapped F122
Our HMoob American College Paj Ntaub: Experiences of
Racial Formation HMoob American Undergraduates at UW-Madison
(Conference Room 1) (University AB)
Chair & Discussant: Rebecca Kinney, Bowling Green State Co-Chair: Bailey Smolarek, University of Wisconsin, Madison
University Co-Chair: Matthew Wolfgram, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Presenters: Discussant: Yang Sao Xiong, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Christy Clark Pujara, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Presenters:
From Slavery to Suffrage: Blacks on the Lena Lee, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Wisconsin Frontier Myxee Thao, University of Wisconsin, Madison
John Flores, Case Western Reserve University - Kia Vang, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Doubly Hidden: The Mexican /Mexican American Odyssey Xiong, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Midwest and its Changing Dynamics in 1900-1940s Pa Kou Xiong, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Chicago: The Narrative from the US Naturalization Records Pheechai Xiong, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Victor Jew, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Pang Zoo Lee, University of Wisconsin, Madison
New Directions in Midwestern Asian American
Historiography: Sources, Narratives, and Popular Fiction, Literary Prizewinners, and Resistance
F123
Frameworks of Interpretation (Conference Room 3)
Co-Chair: Eleanor Ty, Wilfrid Laurier University
Gender, Migration, and Intermarriage: Social Histories of
F121 Co-Chair: Ruth Hsu, University of Hawai’i, Manoa
Ungovernability and Precarious Citizenship Presenters:
(Conference Room 2) Patricia Chu, George Washington University -
Chair & Discussant: K. Ian Shin, University of Michigan Music, Memory, and the Struggle to Preserve The
Presenters: Ungovernable Spirit in Thien’s Do Not Say We
John Cheng, Binghamton University - Gender, Family, Have Nothing
and Citizenship: Social Histories of Asian American Ymitri Mathison, Prairie View A&M University -
Marriage Expatriation Cultural Citizenship and Growing up Second
Anna Pegler-Gordon, Michigan State University - Generation Before and After 9/11 in South Asian
Japanese American Women Crossing Racial Boundaries American Young Adult Fiction
and Resisting World War II Incarceration Noreen Rodriguez, Iowa State University -
Chris Suh, Stanford University - “My Oriental Husbands”: Beyond Forever Foreigners and Exotic Foods:
The Public Lives of White American Women and Elite Shifting Racial Representation in Contemporary Asian
Asian Men in the Age of Denaturalization and American Children’s Literature
Anti-Miscegenation Laws Eleanor Ty, Wilfrid Laurier University - Crime Fiction as
Critique and Resistance

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Vulnerable Futures
F128
The Empire’s Ungovernables: Embarking on a Filipinx
(Conference Room 4) American Studies Keywords Project
Chair: Erin Suzuki, University of California, San Diego (Senate A)
Presenters: Chair: Rick Bonus, University of Washington
Michelle N. Huang, Northwestern University - Participants:
Superficial Death Reuben Deleon, University of California, Los Angeles
Anita Mannur, Miami University - Tsunami Narratives and Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, University of Hawai‘i at
Asian American Environmental Critique Mānoa
Min Hyoung Song, Boston College - Anna Romina Guevarra, University of Illinois at Chicago
Children in Transit / Children in Peril Sarita Echavez See, University of California, Riverside
Joseph Allen Ruanto-Ramirez, Claremont Graduate
Crazy Rich Asians - A Roundtable Panel Discussing the
F126 University
Controversies, Compulsions, and Conundrums of Asian Antonio Tiongson, University of New Mexico
American Popular Culture Representation
(Caucus) The Governed and the Ungovernable: Undergraduate
F129
Chair: Timothy Yu, University of Wisconsin, Madison Student Perspectives on Subaltern Knowledge and
Participants: Liberatory Practice
May-lee Chai, San Francisco State University (Senate B)
Elena Creef, Wellesley College Chair: Eliza Noh, California State University, Fullerton
Jennifer Ho, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Presenters:
Caroline Hong, Queens College, City University of New York Rianna-Juliet Abesamis, California State University,
Valerie Soe, San Francisco State University Fullerton - Media Representation and Diversity
Michael Gandara, California State University, Fullerton -
Ending the “Forgotten War”: Korea, the United States, and SAAAS-tivism: Creating a Student Organization to

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Prospects for Peace Bridge the Gap Between Academic and Community
(University CD) Tien Alison Ho, California State University, Fullerton -
Chair: Christine Hong, University of California, Santa Cruz Mental Health Effects of Deportation Policy
Participants: Kathy Minji Kim, California State University, Fullerton -
Crystal Mun-hye Baik, University of California, Riverside Strategic Peace-Building as Liberatory Pedagogy
Monica Kim, New York University Vy Le, California State University, Fullerton -
Deann Borshay Liem, Independent Artist Serving Resistance, Community, and Cà Phê Sữa Đá
Hyun Lee, ZoominKorea Lilian Nguyen, California State University, Fullerton -
How Asian American Communities Reinforce Exclusion
Anthony Tran, California State University, Fullerton -
Corporate Responsibility, Commodity Activism, and
Social Policy

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When to Tear Narratives Down: History Section Roundtable II
(Conference Room 5)
Chair: Jason Oliver Chang, University of Connecticut
Participants:
Dorothy Fujita-Rony, University of California, Irvine
Heidi Kim, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Daryl Maeda, University of Colorado, Boulder
Meredith Oda, University of Nevada, Reno

6:00pm-7:30pm
International Scholars Reception
(Parlor Room 634)

6:30pm-8:30pm
Reception and Book Launch of “Moving Mountains:
Student Activism and the Emergence of Asian American
Studies”
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Asian American Studies
at SF State, UC Berkeley and UCLA
(Wisconsin Ballroom)

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center


& Department, SFSU Asian American Studies Department,
and UCB Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies
Program

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7:00am-10:00am
JAAS Editorial Board Meeting
(University/Wisconsin)

8:00am-10:00am
Registration
(Foyer)

Saturday,
8:15am-9:45am
Asian American Affect and Aesthetics
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(Parlor 627)
Chair: Alexander Howerton, The University of South Carolina
Presenters:
Melanie Abeygunawardana, University of Pennsylvania -
Fan’s Furious Purpose: Asian Inscrutability as Political
Feeling in On Such a Full Sea
Hena Ahmad, Truman State University - Exile and Loss in

April 27th, 2019


Agha Shahid Ali’s A Nostalgist’s Map of America and
The Country Without a Post Office
Christopher Chien, University of Southern California -
A Delicate Dance: The Aesthetics of Exile in the Hong
Kong Canadian Diaspora
Jane Im, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -
The Aesthetic Politics of Understatement in Early
Asian American Autobiographies

Narrating Southeast Asian Refugee Life


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(Parlor 629)
Chair: Phuong Nguyen, Cal State University, Monterey Bay
Presenters:
Jeff Gibbons, United States Military Academy at West
Point - Erasing the Past in Nam Le’s ‘Love and Honor
and Compassion and Pity and Pride and Sacrifice’
and Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘Fatherland”
Kaozong Mouavangsou, University of California, Davis -
Transforming Hmong Narratives
Ann Tran, Texas Christian University - Work after War:
Sanctuary, Labor, and Vietnam American Literature
Laura Anh Williams, New Mexico State University -
Refugee Memory and Stranger Things in Thi Bui’s
Graphic Literature
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Fugitive Forms and Formalist Critique: Aesthetics and S135
Between Arms: Militarized Intimacies from U.S.-Occupied
Criticism Beyond Governing Regimes Okinawa and Beyond
(Assembly) (Conference Room 3)
Co-Chair: William Nessly, West Chester University Chair & Discussant: Adrian De Leon, University of Toronto
Co-Chair: Long Le-Khac, Washington University in St. Louis Presenters:
Presenters: Ethan Caldwell, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Sue-Im Lee, Temple University - Aesthetic Effect and Kim Compoc, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign -
Asian American Formalist Criticism No Base, No Rape, No Tears: Mourning the Deaths of
Long Le-Khac, Washington University in St. Louis - Jennifer Laude and Rina Shimabukuro in U.S.-occupied
Tensions of Minority Formalism Philippines and Okinawa
Jinqi Ling, University of California, Los Angeles - Asako Masubuchi, University of Toronto - Bridging the
The Place of Form in Ideological Criticism Hubs of Empire: The Transpacific Network of Care and
Josephine Park, University of Pennsylvania - Relief between U.S.-Occupied Okinawa and Hawaiʻi
Aesthetic Consolation
Elda Tsou, St. John’s University - The “Fugitive” Potential Chinese Migration and Community Building in the
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of Asian American Formalist Criticism Americas During the Exclusion Era
William Nessly, West Chester University - (Senate A)
On Formal Complexity as a Means of Resistance Chair & Discussant: Erika Lee, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Presenters:
Asian Diasporic Childhoods: Toys, Literatures, and
S134 Faye Caronan, University of Colorado, Denver - U.S.
Literary Spaces Territorial Citizens and the Chinese Exclusion Law
(Conference Room 2) Benjamín Narváez, University of Minnesota, Morris -
Chair: Sarah Park Dahlen, St. Catherine University Multi-Ethnic Limón: Chinese and West Indian Immigrants
Presenters: along Costa Rica’s Atlantic Coast, 1873-1943
Poushali Bhadury, Middle Tennessee State University - Kent Weber, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities -
The American “Classic” in Translation: Creating a Exclusion and Empire between China, Cuba, and the
Canon of World Children’s Literature in India United States, 1902-1934
Sarah Park Dahlen, St. Catherine University - The ‘Most
Celebrated Cohort’: Asian American Children’s Literature Disruptive Interdisciplinarity: The Ungovernability of
S137
By and About the Children and Grandchildren of 1965 Transpacific Critique
Erica Kanesaka Kalnay, University of Wisconsin-Madison - (University AB)
Silent Ambassadors: Asian Exclusion and the 1927 Chair: Ashvin Kini, Florida Atlantic University
U.S.-Japan Doll Exchange Discussant: Amanda Solomon Amorao, University of California,
Paul Lai, Ramsey County Library - San Diego
The Refuge of Public Libraries Presenters:
Josen Masangkay Diaz, University of San Diego -
Benevolent Assimilation as Colonial Historiography
Joo Ok Kim, University of Kansas - “It’s a brown place
Korea is”: Asian-Latino Triangulations of the Korean War
Yaejoon Kwon, Independent Scholar - Regulating
Marriage and Race: Marital and Martial Masculinities in
the Making of American Manhood in U.S.-Occupied Korea

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Fugitive Temporalities in Asian American Historical Fiction S140
Studying and Teaching about Asian Americans in the Rural
(Caucus) Heartland in the Trump Era
Chair: Jolie Sheffer, Bowling Green State University (Senate B)
Presenters: Chair: Kimberly McKee, Grand Valley State University
Tim August, Stony Brook University - The Power of Discussant: Thomas Sarmiento, Kansas State University
Plausibility: Fictionality, Mobility, and the Future of Participants:
Vietnamese American Literature Rebecca Kinney, Bowling Green State University
Sylvia Chong, University of Virginia - Remembrance of Wendy Liu, University of Notre Dame
Wars Past: Vietnamese Diasporic Graphic Memoir and Sharon Quinsaat, Grinnell College
Historical Novels in the 21st Century
Na-Rae Kim, University of Connecticut - Inaccessible The Longue Durée of America’s Asia: The Historical and
S141
Pasts in Korean American Historical Fiction Institutional Legacies of American Imperialism in the Pacific
Rei Magosaki, Chapman University - (Conference Room 4)
Literary Representation and Revisionism of Chair: Quinn Lester, Johns Hopkins University
Comfort Women in Japan Discussant: Beth Lew-Williams, Princeton University
Jolie Sheffer, Bowling Green State University - Historical Presenters:
Memory and Historical Revisionism in the 1960s: Karen Maye Henning, Johns Hopkins University - U.S.
Tei Yamashita’s Hotel and Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock Imperialism and the Forgotten Clause of America’s First
Drug Laws
Negotiating White Supremacy, Neoliberalism, and
S139 Quinn Lester, Johns Hopkins University - Crafting Yellow
Racialization: Asian American Education in Community Peril: Asian American Racial Form and the Anti-Asian
Spaces Origins of the Cold War
(Conference Room 5) Kristen Sun, University of California, Berkeley -
Chair & Discussant: Stacey J. Lee, University of Wisconsin, Madison Reading the Revisit Korea Program within Global Cold
Presenters: War Racial Logics
Shuning Liu, Ball State University -
Constructing Educational Success: The Children of The Music of Asian America Research Center: Creating
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Chinese Immigrants and Their Supplementary Infrastructure for Resistance through the Music
Education in the U.S. (Conference Room 1)
Eujin Park, University of Wisconsin, Madison - Chair: Eric Hung, Music of Asian America Research Center
White Supremacy, Neoliberalism, and Korean Presenters:
Americans’ Pursuit of Educational Advantage Byron Au Yong, University of San Francisco - Asian Men
Linda Marie Pheng, University of Wisconsin, Madison - in the Media, What Americans Fear, and Ways Out of
Racialization in the Urban Context: The Racialized Oppression
Experience of Southeast Asian Youths in a Eric Hung, Music of Asian America Research Center -
Community-based Educational Space Teaching the History and Relevance of Asian American
Mai-Neng Veng, University of Wisconsin, Madison - Labor through Music
“I’m not just Asian, I’m Hmoob”: Youth responses to Jennifer Jones Wilson, Westminster Choir College -
invisibility and exclusion in school spaces from a Creating Sanctuary through a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon:
Hmong community-based educational program Asian American Women Composers and Digital Memory
Nancy Rao, Rutgers University - Intertwined Histories
of Asian Americans in Opera

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The Praxis of a Filipin@ Radical Tradition: Solidarity, S144
WORKING PAPERS SESSION
Sanctuary, and Social Movements (Capitol Ballroom)
(University CD) Presenters:
Chair & Discussant: Joi Barrios-LeBlanc, University of California, Gabriel Chin, University of California, Davis, School of
Berkeley Law - A Nation of White Immigrants: State and Federal
Presenters: Racial Preferences Among Noncitizens
Michael Schulze-Oechtering, Western Washington Rachel Kuo, New York University - Asian American
University - Manong Knowledge: Theorizing a Filipin@ Political Formations in Digital Ecosystems
Radical Tradition Rebecca Schwartz, University of Utah - Japanese
Robyn Rodriguez, University of California, Davis - Immigration, WWII, and Crisis in Higher Education
Seizing Sanctuary in the University: Carlos Bulosan and Areerat Worawongwasu, New York University -
Filipino Scholar-Activism Today Threading the Fabric of Thai American Activism:
Michael Viola, Saint Mary’s College of California - The Legacy of the El Monte Thai Garment Slave
Decoloniality, Marxism, and Future Directions for a Labor Resistance
Filipin@ Radical Tradition
Asian Activism Right Now
S145
8:30am-12:00pm (Caucus)
Exhibitors Chair: Kent Ono, University of Utah
(University) Presenters:
Janet Chen, University of California, Los Angeles &
Russell Jeung, San Francisco State University -
10:00am-11:30am The Jumpstarting of Asian American Activism

P3PRESIDENTIAL SESSION: Rachael Joo, Middlebury College - Pursuing Justice for
On 40 Years of the Association for Asian American Studies South Asian Immigrant Detainees
(Assembly) Min Young Lee, University of California, San Diego -
Chair: Theodore S. Gonzalves, Smithsonian National Museum Digital Third Space as Creative Sanctuary: Asian
of American History American Digital Content Contesting Marginalization
Participants: Diane Wong, New York University -
Gary Y. Okihiro, Columbia University Chinatown Women, Shop Talk, and Everyday Sites of
Michael Omi, University of California at Berkeley Resistance to Gentrification
Cathy Schlund-Vials, University of Connecticut

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Issues in Migration, Carework and Community Health S148
Complicit and Criminalized: Asian Americans and the
(Conference Room 4) Carceral State
Chair: Naoko Wake, Michigan State University (Senate B)
Presenters: Chair: Dylan Rodriguez, University of California, Riverside
Todd Huang, Dartmouth College - Presenters:
Gentrification, Fentanyl, and Chinatown: an Analysis of Salonee Bhaman, Yale University - Fraud Comes in Many
Asian Racialisation in Vancouver Guises: Gendered Visions of Immigration Marriage Fraud
Andrew Kim, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Lan Nguyen, University of California, Los Angeles -
Japanese Melancholy and the Ethics of Concealment in Neoliberal Negotiations: The Bargaining Process of
Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for The Time Being Community Organizing Against Southeast Asian
Lisong Liu, Massachusetts College of Art and Design - Deportation
Recent Professional Migrants, Civic Engagement, and Mark Tseng-Putterman, Brown University - “Jail Today
Community Building: A Case Study of Chinese in Boston Is a School for Revolution”: The Prison In the Asian
Jennifer Nazareno, Brown University - American Movement Imagination
Immigrant Filipino Women Entrepreneurs, Elder Viet N. Trinh, Yale University - Exile: Making a Model
Carework and the U.S. Private Sector Immigrant in Cold War Los Angeles
Kara Takasaki, University of Texas, Austin -
Men’s Time in Care Work: Race Moderating the Before and Beyond Crazy Rich Asians: A Fugitive Film
Impact of Class on the Quality and Quantity of Care with
S149
History of Asian Americans
Children and Elders (Conference Room 2)
Chair: Victor Jew, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Geopolitics of Hospitality
S147 Discussant: Denise Khor, University of Massachusetts, Boston
(Senate A) Presenters:
Chair: Eric Tang, University of Texas, Austin Sylvia Shin Huey Chong, University of Virginia -
Participants: “As Many Jap Types as Possible”: Researching and
Long Bui, University of California, Irvine Depicting the Enemy in Across the Pacific (1942)
Chong Moua, University of Wisconsin, Madison Brian Hu, San Diego State University - Critical Pedagogy
John Paul Catungal, University of British Columbia in Asian American Film Production: Visual
Christine Peralta, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Communications in the 1970s and Onwards
Melissa Phruksachart, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor -
Histories of Asian American Non-Stardom
Jacqulyn Teoh, University of Wisconsin, Madison -
Made in Thailand: Hollywood Location Filming and
Southeast Asia

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Building Solidarity in the Community and the Classroom S152
Rethinking Settler Colonial Racialization across Spaces of
(University AB) Confinement and Dispossession
Chair: Susan Thananopavarn, Duke University (Conference Room 1)
Presenters: Chair & Discussant: Jodi Kim, University of California, Riverside
Susan Thananopavarn, Duke University - Asian American Presenters:
Studies in the First-Year Writing Classroom Leanne Day, Brandeis University -
Jasmine Ueng-McHale, Clinical Psychologist - Undocumented and/or Fugitive: Settler Colonial
A Psychological Perspective on Activism, Proximity, Logics of Labor and Race in Hawaiʻi
and Practicing Community Across Racial Divides Logan Narikaway, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa -
Haleema Welji, Duke University - Towards Solidarity: Beyond the Liberal Horizon: Settler Colonialism
Linguistic Analysis as a Tool in Challenging the and a (Re)mapping of Japanese Internment
Representation of Muslim-Americans Juliet Nebolon, Harvard University -
Race and Indigeneity Across Landscapes of Settler
Lines of Flight, Forms of Constraint: The Pasts and Militarism in WWII Hawai‘i
S151
Futures of Subjectless Critique
(Conference Room 3) Ungovernable Imaginings in Cold War Asia and
S154
Chair: Andrew Leong, University of California, Berkeley Asian America
Presenters: (Conference Room 5)
Ju Yon Kim, Harvard University - The “Loyalty Chair: Naoko Shibusawa, Brown University
Questionnaire” Between Form and Performance Presenters:
Summer Kim Lee, Dartmouth College - Patrick Chung, University of Maryland -
Gross Inclinations: Asian American Intergenerational Human Rights and Korean American Opposition
Form in Jenny Zhang’s Sour Heart and Kia LaBeija’s 24 to the Park Chung Hee Government
Andrew Leong, University of California, Berkeley - Takuya Maeda, Brown University -
The Vanishing Points of 1920s Japanese American Submerged Memories and Histories:
Theater/Literature Counter-Narratives of the U.S.-Japan Military Alliance
Vinh Nguyen, University of Waterloo - Melissa Paa Redwood, Yale University -
Critical Refugee Studies and the Memory Imperative The Housewife Mystique: Rights and Responsibilities
Hentyle Yapp, New York University - of Gendered Citizenship in the Japanese Housewife
Fireworks, Shine, and Post-Socialist Form Debates, 1955-1976
Mark John Sanchez, Harvard University -
“All Human Rights For All” - Transnational Religious
Activism During the Marcos Dictatorship in the
Philippines, 1972-1986

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Settler Colonialism, Anti-Colonialism and Asian American
Filipinx and Filipinx American Studies Section Memory
SS12
(Assembly) (Conference Room 5)
Chair: Karen Su, University of Illinois at Chicago
Presenters:
SS13 History


Section
(Conference Room 1) Tan-Feng Chang, Wenzhou Business College -
Economizing the Internment: An Analysis of Asian
Settler Colonialism in Joy Kogawa’s Obasan and
SS14 CHALIS


(Cultural Heritage, Archives, Libraries and
Information Science) Section Cynthia Kadohada’s Weedflower
(Conference Room 2) Edward Curammeng, California State University,
Dominguez Hills - Asian American Critical Race Theory:
Anti-Blackness, Settler Colonialism, and an Ethnic
SS15 Critical


Mixed Race Studies
(Conference Room 3) Studies Praxis
Cynthia Gao, New York University -
Wraiths at the Perimeter: Asian Communism and
SS16 Queer


Studies Section
(Conference Room 4) Asian American Memory
Precious Yamaguchi, Southern Oregon University -
Uncensored Visions: Beyond the Barbed Wire with
1:00pm-2:30pm Technology, Anti-Colonialism, and Relationships
AAAS GRADUATE STUDENT SPONSORED PANEL II:
GS2
The Time has Come for You to Write Your Life! Working it On the Muslim Question
S159
On the Funding Application (University CD)
(University AB) Chair: Fiona Ngo, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Chair: Elaine Kathryn Andres, University of California, Irvine Presenters:
Participants: Samah Choudhury, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill -
Theodore S. Gonzalves, Smithsonian National Museum What Makes Humor Muslim?
of American History Nadeen Kharputly, University of California, San Diego -
Soo Ah Kwon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Shirking Responsibility: Race and Representation in
Sean Metzger, University of California, Los Angeles Muslim American Cultural Production
Nitasha Tamar Sharma, Northwestern University Sangay Mishra, Drew University -
Radicalization and Racialization: Muslim Americans
Spaces and Subjects of Eco-Criticism
S157
(Assembly)
in the Post-9/11 United States

Chair: Himanee Gupta-Carlson, State University of New York,


Empire State College
Presenters:
Anthony Kim, Colorado State University - Fugitivity and
Resistance in Bong Joon Ho’s Ecocritical Trilogy
Terry Park, University of Maryland, College Park -
Endangering the Korean DMZ: Michael Joo’s Migrated
Trisha Remetir, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill -
National Ecologies in Mikhail Red’s Birdshot (2016)

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Fugitive Methodologies: Dancing, Joking, Judging in the S162
Outlaw(ed) Arts: The Politics of Sanctuary and Fugitivity in
Field Refugee Cultural Productions
(Conference Room 1) (Conference Room 3)
Chair: J. Lorenzo Perillo, University of Illinois at Chicago Chair: Lucy Burns, University of California, Los Angeles
Presenters: Presenters:
Mana Hayakawa, University of California, Los Angeles - Jolie Chea, University of California, Riverside -
Taking Sanctuary in a Body: Asian American “Plant a Kapok Tree”: Cambodian Refugees and the
Choreographies of Recuperation Value of Silence
Kareem Khubchandani, Tufts University - Tiffany Lytle, University of California, Santa Barbara -
Dance Floor Divas: Fun, Fabulosity, and Fieldwork in The Colonizers We Forgot, and the History We’ve
Queer Desi Nightlife Become: Cambodian Classical Dance and
Thao P. Nguyen, Stanford University - Performance in the Diaspora
Dark Humor: A Study of Queer People of Color Christina Juhasz-Wood, University of New Mexico -
Comics and the Rape Jokes They Tell Arts of Unsettlement: Settler Colonialism, War, and
J. Lorenzo Perillo, University of Illinois at Chicago - Refuge in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Battle of the Bamboo: The Shadows of Empire in the
Kinesthetic Midwest Panel 2: Asian Americans and Health Across Generations
S163
(Conference Room 2)
Making Visible: Youth Memory and War Narratives
S161 Chair: Edith Chen, California State University, Northridge
(Conference Room 4) Presenters:
Chair: Yvonne Kwan, San Jose State University James Huynh, University of California, Los Angeles -
Presenters: Impacts of Intergenerational Organizing on the
Saugher Nojan, University of California, Santa Cruz - Well-Being of LGBTQ Vietnamese Americans
Afghan-American Youth’s Consciousness at the Jane Hwang, San Francisco State University - Korean
Intersection of Wars American Tobacco Use: Trends, Gaps and Opportunities
Van Anh Tran, Columbia University - Barbara Kim, California State University, Long Beach -
Reading the World: Navigating spaces as the child of Creating Sanctuary for Aging Family Members: Korean
Vietnamese refugees American Adult Daughters and the Politics and
Ida Yalzadeh, Brown University - “Your victory, too, shall Cultures of Intergenerational Caregiving
be ours”: Iranian Student Claims to Third World Hilary Peregrina, San Francisco State University -
Solidarity during the Iran-Iraq War Who can care for me?: Adolescent Pin@ys and
Social Support in Educational and Religious
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2:45pm-4:15pm S173
Critical Self-Reflexivity Research Journal
Meet the Professor (Senate A)
(Registration Table) Chair: Angela Wong, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Participants:
Public Life Ameririta Chhunn, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
S170
(Assembly) Dua Ci Khang, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Chair: Sharon Quinsaat, Grinnell College Chaly Vang, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Presenters: Angela Wong, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Kyong James Cho, Blinn College - Jackson Yang, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Race Relations in Bryan-College Station, TX:
Autoethnographic Reflections on Podcasting Divided and Conquered? Call-Out Culture in Trump’s
S174
Corey Johnson, Stanford University - America
Public History in Peril: Fieldnotes from the Age of Trump (University CD)
Courtney Sato, Yale University - Presenters:
Barred Zones & Ungovernable Mobilities Rick Baldoz, Oberlin College - Navigating Zero-Sum
Politics in Campus Discussions of Race
“Asians did not go to America; America Went to Asia”: Michele Mitchell, New York University -
S171
Gary Okihiro, American Social Formations, and the The Rest of Us Are Never Important’: Intraracial
Ungovernable Spaces of Asian America Tensions, Interracial Dynamics, and Coalition-Building
(Conference Room 4) in the Classroom
Participants: Naoko Shibusawa, Brown University -
Erika Lee, University of Minnesota Remembering Third World Coalitions: An Example
Shelley Sang-Hee Lee, Oberlin College from Brown University
Simeon Man, University of California, San Diego
Our Space, Our Sanctuary: Archiving Asian American
Gary Y. Okihiro, Yale University S175
Studies Movements
Justin K.H. Tse, Northwestern University
(Senate B)
Asian America in the Midwest: A Redux Chair: Kevin Park, Hunter College
S172
(Conference Room 1) Participants:
Chair: Pawan Dhingra, Amherst College Nicholas Hatcher, University of North Carolina at
Presenters: Chapel Hill
Mihee Kim-Kort, Indiana University - “A Wilderness, Amber Lee, Williams College
A Parched Land and Desert”: Digital Sanctuaries for Samantha Ng, Binghamton University, State University
Progressive Asian American Evangelicals in the Midwest New York
Stephanie Kung, Indiana University - “Modernism with a Helen Yang, Duke University
Soul”: Race and Place in Kogonada’s Columbus
Stephanie Nguyen, Indiana University -
Conditions of Success: A Historical Case Study of the
Creation of Asian American Studies at Indiana University
Bloomington, 1990 – 2009

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Refusing Docility: Illegible Subjects Resisting the State as 4:30pm-5:45pm
Ungovernable Bodies AAAS General Meeting
(Conference Room 2) (Assembly)
Presenters:
Eunha Jeong Wood, University of Minnesota -
Rape as Imperial Structure: Beyond Cure, Beyond Death 6:00pm-7:30pm
Hana Maruyama, University of Minnesota - AAAS Awards Reception
Resettling the Native/Alien: How Mixed-Race Native (Capitol Ballroom)
Alaskan and Japanese Incarcerees During World War II
Challenged the Logics of Incarceration
Khoi Nguyen, University of Minnesota -
Finding Refuge: Defining the Refugee Through
Illegibility and Sanctuary

The Critical Present of South Asian American Studies


S177
(Conference Room 5)
Chair: Tamara Bhalla, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Discussant: Stanley Thangaraj, City College of New York
Presenters:
Samah Choudhury, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill -
Muslim Funny: The Work of Racialized Humor
Mariam Durrani, Hamilton College - Unruly Mobility:
Diasporic Youth and Higher Education
Surbhi Malik, Creighton University - The Diasporic
Itinerary: Place and Transatlantic Geopolitics in South
Asian Diaspora Cultures
Sasha Sabherwal, Yale University - Punjabi American

The Institutionalization of Hmong American Studies


S178
(Conference Room 3)
Co-Chair: Chia Youyee Vang, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Co-Chair: Yang Sao Xiong, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Participants:
Aline Lo, Allegheny College
Bao Lo, California State University, Sacramento
Kong Pheng Pha, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Ma Vang, University of California, Merced

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Sponsors & Donors


Partner Level
Johns Hopkins University Press
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Asian American Studies Program

Association Level
University of California, Davis, Department of Asian American Studies

Community Level
University of Maryland, College Park, Asian American Studies Program
University of San Francisco, Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program

Department and Program Level


Clarement Colleges, Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies
Michigan State University, Asian Pacific American Studies Program
University of California, Berkeley, Asian American and Asian Diaspora
Studies Program
University of California, Irvine, Department of Asian American Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of American Studies
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Asian American Studies Program
University of Washington, Seattle, American Ethnic Studies

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Index Chung, Patrick........................S154


Chung, Yonbum........................T41
Gandara, Michael....................F129
Gao, Cynthia...........................S158
Abe, Frank................................T30 Byrd, Jodi..........................T14, T20 Chuong, Claire........................F112 Gates, Philippa..........................T54
Abesamis, Rianna-Juliet..........F129 Caldwell, Ethan.......................S135 Chuong, Sophaline...................F68 George, Stephanie..................F105
Abeygunawardana, Melanie....S131 Carlson, Janet.............................T8 Clark, Audrey Wu......................T42 Geron, Kim................................F74
Achacoso, Katherine.................T46 Caronan, Faye........................S136 Clutario, Genevieve...................T28 Ghosh, Sabnam........................T41
Afzal, Ahmed............................T54 Chai, May-lee..........................F126 Compoc, Kim....................T9, S135 Gibbons, Jeff..........................S132
Aghdasifar, Tahereh...................F99 Chambers-Letson, Joshua........T33 Coranez Bolton, Sony................F79 Gomez, Sonia.....................T9, F84
Aguilar-San Juan, Karin......M1, F88 Chandara, Diana.......................T16 Corpuz, Kathleen........................T4 Gonzales, Randy.......................F94
Ahmad, Hena.........................S131 Chang, Andy.............................F97 Creef, Elena Tajima..........T30, F126 Gonzalez, Vernadette Vicuña....T14,
Allan, Angela.............................F82 Chang, Derek............................T60 Curammeng, Edward.....GS1, S158 F128, SS1
Allen, Angelica..........................T27 Chang, Edmond........................T58 Custodio-Tan, DJ Kuttin Kandi...F69 Gonzalves, Theodore.....P1, P2, P3,
Alojipan, Simeon.......................T32 Chang, Jason Oliver.........T20, F130 Dahlen, Sarah.........................S134 GS2
Amin, Krupal.............................T36 Chang, Tan-Feng....................S158 Dao, Loan.........................T50, T53 Govind, Arathi.........................F105
An, Linh....................................F74 Chang, Yi-Ting..........................T29 Dariotis, Wei Ming.......................T2 Guevarra, Anna Romina....F128, M3
Andres, Elaine Kathryn.......M1, F68, Chea, Jolie..............................S162 Das Gupta, Monisha.................T61 Guné, Rishi...............................F73
GS1, GS2 Cheang, Kai Hang.............T51, F87 Daus-Magbual, Arlene.........T2, F74 Gupta-Carlson, Himanee.........T17,
Arnaldo, Constancio.................T42 Chen, Edith.............................S163 Davé, Shilpa..............................F92 F81, S157
Atienza, Paul Michael Leonardo.T22 Chen , Janet...........................S145 Day, Iyko...................................F79 Hashima, Larry..........................T54
Au Yong, Byron.......................S142 Chen, Lars..................................T3 Day, Leanne............................S152 Hatcher, Nicholas....................S175
August, Tim............................S138 Chen, Mel..................................M2 De Leon, Adrian......................S135 Hathaway, Heather....................T42
Bacalzo, Dan............................T57 Chen, Tina................................T29 deGuzman, Jean-Paul................P1 Hayakawa, Mana.............M2, S160
Bacareza Balance, Christine......F95 Cheng, Anna.............................T53 Deleon, Reuben......................F128 Hayashi, Robert........................T30
Bae, Minju...............................F110 Cheng, Cindy I-Fen.....................T7 Dhingra, Pawan......................S172 Hays, Toni.................................F87
Bahng, Aimee....................T20, F72 Cheng, John...........................F121 Diaz, Josen Masangkay...........S137 Heberer, Feng-Mei....................T58
Baik, Crystal Mun-hye.............F127 Cheng, Wendy..........................T31 Dinh, Thaomi Michelle...............T23 Hee , Chanhee..........................T43
Baldoz, Rick...........................S174 Cheung, Alison..........................F92 Dun, Ashley...............................F66 Henning, Maye........................S141
Barrios-LeBlanc, Joi................S143 Cheung, Floyd...........................F96 Durrani, Mariam......................S177 Her, Huan..................................T42
Bernstein, Shana........................P2 Cheung, Sabrina.......................F67 Eng, Chris.................................T51 Her, Kong....................................T6
Bhadury, Poushali...................S134 Chhunn, Ameririta...................S173 Espina Velasco, Tabitha.............F93 Ho, Jennifer.....................F67, F126
Bhalla, Tamara........................S177 Chiang, Mark............................T55 Espiritu, Evyn Lê................T29, F93 Ho, Tamara.......................T22, F81
Bhaman, Salonee...................S148 Chien, Christopher..................S131 Espiritu, Yen Le.........................F98 Ho, Tien..................................F129
Bhatt, Amy........................T17, T61 Chien, Jennifer Crystal...............T59 Farrales, May.............................T46 Hoang, Jenny............................T19
Bhattacharjya, Nilanjana............T17 Chin, Amy...................................T1 Fernandez, Cielito Thea.............T32 Hoffman-Kuroda, Lisa...........T1, T9
Blankenship, Anne....................T44 Chin, Gabriel...........................S144 Fickle, Tara................................T58 Hong, Caroline Kyungah..F87, F126
Bock, Alana..............................F95 Cho, Kyong James.................S170 Firestone, Kate..........................T56 Hong, Christine.......................F127
Bonus, Rick............................F128 Cho, Yu-Fang...................T20, T35 Flores, John............................F120 Hong, Mai-Linh................F68, F108
Borshay Liem, Deann..............F127 Choi, Esther..............................T19 Francisco-Menchavez, Valerie...F97 Howerton, Alexander.......F87, S131
Bui, Long........................F98, S147 Chong, Sylvia Shin Huey.........S138, Fugikawa, Laura Sachiko............P1 Hsiao, Alison.............................T23
Bui, Keva..................................F72 S149 Fujikane, Candace....................T46 Hsieh, Betina...........................F119
Bullock, Scott..........................F118 Choudhury, Samah.......S159, S177 Fujita-Rony, Dorothy................F130 Hsu, Funie................................T44
Burns, Lucy.............................S162 Chu, Patricia...........................F123 Fung, Catherine...................T5, T27 Hu, Brian................................S149
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Hu Pegues, Juliana............T14, T48 Khan, Sasha.............................T28 Kuo, Karen................................T41 Lee, Yumi..................................T50
Huang, Jessie...........................F67 Khang, Dua Ci.........................S173 Kuo, Rachel....................F83, S144 Lee Heinonen, Henry...................T3
Huang, Michelle...............T20, F124 Kharputly, Nadeen..................S159 Kuoch, June........................T4, T16 Leong, Andrew.......................S151
Huang, Todd...........................S146 Khor, Denise....................T60, S149 Kwan, Yvonne.................T43, S161 Lester, Quinn..........................S141
Hue, Emily.................................T48 Khubchandani, Kareen...........S160 Kwon, Nayong Aimee..................T8 Leung, Muriel............................T19
Hung, Eric......................GS1, S142 Khúc, Mimi...........M1, M2, P1, GS1 Kwon, Soo Ah..................T22, GS2 Lew-Williams, Beth........F110, S141
Huynh, James.........................S163 Khuon, Chrisna.........................T18 Kwon, Yaejoon........................S137 Li, Chelsea................................T10
Huynh, Jennifer.........................T53 Khuu, Belle...............................T34 La, Emily...................................F68 Lim, Rachel...............................T49
Huynh, Julia..............................T18 Kim, Andrew...........................S146 Lai, Clement................................T2 Limthongviratn, Peter Satugarn.F80
Huynh, Victoria........................F111 Kim, Anthony..........................S157 Lai, Paul..................................S134 Lin, Chien-ting...........................T35
Hwang, Jane..........................S163 Kim, Ava L.J..............................F79 Lam, Mariam.............................F92 Ling, Irving................................F73
Im, Jane..................................S131 Kim, Barbara..........................S163 Largo, Marissa..........................T46 Ling, Jinqi...............................S133
Inouye, Karen............................T30 Kim, David Kyuman...................T44 Larson, Stevie.............................T8 Liu, Jingtong.............................T10
Irwin, Therese...........................T53 Kim, Euni..................................F92 Lau, Chrissy..............................T60 Liu, Shuning............................S139
Ishii, Douglas.....................T51, F82 Kim, Heidi...............................F130 Lau, Yvonne..............................T42 Liu, Wendy..............................S140
Iwamura, Jane..........................T44 Kim, Jinah.................................F68 Law, Jessica.............................T53 Liu, Lisong..............................S146
Izumi, Masumi...........................T40 Kim, Jina B........................T51, F79 Lawsin, Emily..............................P2 Lo, Aline.................F100, S178, M3
Janette, Michele........................T21 Kim, Jodi.........................T14, S152 Le, C.N.............................T15, T55 Lo, Bao...........................T50, S178
Jansen, Anne Mai Yee...............T21 Kim, Joo Ok............................S137 Le, Mads.................................F111 Lopez, Maria Eugenia................F95
Jeon, Joseph Jonghyun...........F70, Kim, Jungha............................F113 Le, Mai Na M........................M3, T7 Lor, Maliya.................................T45
F82, F113 Kim, Ju Yon.....................T57, S151 Le, Vy......................................F129 Louie, Andrea..........................F110
Jeong Wood, Eunha...............S176 Kim, Julie Ae.............................F83 Le-Khac, Long........................S133 Lu, Derek..................................T27
Jew, Victor....................F120, S149 Kim, Kathy...............................F129 Lee, Abigail...............................T54 Lung, Shirley.............................T34
Jiang, Joshua.............................T3 Kim, Monica............................F127 Lee, Amber.............................S175 Luu, Linda...............................F111
Jimenz, Danielle........................F97 Kim, Na-Rae...........................S138 Lee, Amy.............................T5, T49 Ly, Lynn.....................................F71
Jimenz, John............................F81 Kim, Richard...........................F110 Lee, Christopher........................F84 Lytle, Tiffany............................S162
Jin, Michael...............................T60 Kim, Sandra So Hee Chi..........F108 Lee, Daniel................................F81 Madokoro, Laura.......................T28
Jin, Ju Young...........................F113 Kim, Soh Yeun.........................F106 Lee, Derek................................T41 Maeda, Daryl...........................F130
Jo, Ji-Yeon Oh.....................T8, T54 Kim, Sue...................................T18 Lee, Erika................................S136 Maeda, Takuya.......................S154
Johnson, Corey.......................S170 Kim, Sukyoung Sukie................T23 Lee, Erika................................S171 Maghbouleh, Neda....................F99
Johnson, Hayley........................F94 Kim Daniher, Colleen.................F68 Lee, Hyun...............................F127 Maglalang, Dale........................F97
Jones Wilson, Jennifer.............S142 Kim Lee, Esther.........................T57 Lee, James Kyung-Jin.......T40, F79 Magosaki, Rei.........................S138
Joo, Rachael...........................S145 Kim Lee, Summer............T33, S151 Lee, Jean..................................T27 Malik, Surbhi...........................S177
Juhasz-Wood, Christina..........S162 Kim-Kort, Mihee......................S172 Lee, Josephine...................M1, T57 Man , Simeon..........................S171
Jun, Grace Shinhae...................F69 Kina, Laura...............................T29 Lee, Joshua............................F118 Mannur, Anita..........................F124
Jun, Elliott.................................F71 Kini, Ashvin.............................S137 Lee, Lena................................F122 Manzano, Lester........................F80
Kalnay, Erica...........................S134 Kinney, Rebecca...........F120, S140 Lee, Leon..................................F69 Maramba, Dina.......................F119
Kang, Miliann.....................T15, F85 Kodama, Corinne..............F74, F80 Lee, Pang Zoo.........................F122 Marte-Wood, Alden Sajor..........F70
Kang, Simi................................T48 Kojima, Dai..........................T9, F71 Lee, Sara................................F107 Marte-Wood, Eric......................F81
Kansky, Noya............................T31 Komori, Jane............................T31 Lee, Shelley Sang-Hee............S171 Maruyama, Hana....................S176
Kaur, Talveen.............................T61 Kondo, Dorinne.........................T33 Lee, Stacey.............................S139 Masequesmay, Gina............T2, F68
Kaushal, Akta..........................F105 Ku , Ryanson Alessandro...T22, T28 Lee, Sue-Im............................S133 Masubuchi, Asako..................S135
Kelly, Jenny.................................T9 Kung, Stephanie.....................S172 Lee, Wendy Allison....................F82 Mathison, Ymitri......................F123
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McKee, Kimberly...........F108, S140 Nguyen, Vinh....................T5, S151 Raymundo, Emily K.............T9, T19 Shomura, Chad.................T20, T48
McTaggart, Ninochka................F69 Nishime, LeiLani................F72, F92 Reddy, Vanita............................T55 Sia, Rosanne............................T40
Mendoza, A. Paul......................T45 Noh, Eliza................................F129 Remetir, Trisha........................S157 Sifuentez, Mario..........................P2
Metzger, Sean..................T57, GS2 Nojan, Saugher.......................S161 Ren, Margarita..........................T40 Simms, Sarah...........................F94
Milne, Leah...............................T36 Nyong’o, Tavia..........................T33 Rivera, Takeo............................T58 Sisavath, Davorn.......................T48
Mishra, Sangay.......................S159 Oberiano, Kristin................T46, F93 Robinson, Greg.................T30, F94 Small, Ivan..............................F118
Mitchell, Michele.....................S174 Oda, Meredith.................T60, F130 Rodriguez, Dylan....................S148 Smolarek, Bailey......................F122
Modi, Radha...........................F105 Okihiro, Gary.....................P3, S171 Rodriguez, Marc......................F120 Snow, Jennie............................F66
Monberg, Terese Guinsatao.T8, T56 Omi, Michael...............................P3 Rodriguez, Noreen..................F123 Soe, Valerie.............................F126
Moser, Elizabeth......................F107 Omori, Emiko............................T30 Rodriguez, Robyn.............T2, S143 Sohn, Bola..............................F119
Moua, Mai Neng......................F100 Ong, Josephine.................T46, F93 Rook, Curtis Takada..................T15 Sojwal, Senti.............................F83
Moua, Chong.........F100, S147, M3 Ono, Kent.....................F109, S145 Roshanravan, Shireen...............T27 Solomon Amorao, Amanda.....S137
Mouavangsou, Kaozong.........S132 Pa, Peter...................................T18 Ruanto-Ramirez, Joseph Allen.F128 Song, Ellen................................F84
Moy, Joyce..............................F112 Paa Redwood, Melissa............S154 Sabherwal, Sasha...................S177 Song, Min Hyoung.........F109, F124
Murugan, Meenasarani Linde....F82 Paik, A. Naomi..................T50, SS1 Saili, Kiran.................................F71 Stabrowski, Filip......................F112
Mutia, Angelo............................T32 Pang, Rachel............................T40 Salgarolo, Michael.....................F94 Stefan, Hayley...........................F66
Mutia, Lorenzo..........................T32 Paramehta, Teraya....................T22 Salter, Tiffany.............................T21 Storti, Anna...............................F72
Myers, Kit................................F106 Parikh, Anar..............................T61 Sanchez, Mark John...............S154 Streamas, John.........................F96
Nadal, Paul......................F70, F106 Park, Eujin..............................S139 Saragi, Teo................................T59 Su, Karen..........T6, T43, F74, S158
Nadurata, Edward.....................F95 Park, Heejoo...........................F107 Saramosing, Demiliza..........T4, T46 Sudhakar, Anantha....................T17
Narikaway, Logan...................S152 Park, Josephine......................S133 Saranillio, Dean.........................T20 Suh, Chris...............................F121
Naruse, Cheryl Narumi..............F70 Park, Kevin.............................S175 Saraswati, Asri..........................T22 Sun, Kristen............................S141
Narváez, Benjamín..................S136 Park, Terry...............................S157 Sari, Pamela................................T8 Suzuki, Erin.....................T20, F124
Natta, Saswathi.........................T34 Parker, Laurence.......................T10 Sarmiento, Thomas.........T21, S140 Tai, Jeremy................................T49
Nazareno, Jennifer..................S146 Patterson, Christopher.......T35, T58 Sato, Courtney........................S170 Taitano DeLisle, Christine...........F93
Nebolon, Juliet........................S152 Paul Catungal, John................S147 Sawada, Emilia........................F105 Takasaki, Kara........................S146
Nesper, Larry...........................F120 Pegler-Gordon, Anna..............F121 Sawhney, Hirsh...........................T5 Tang, Eric................T52, S147, SS1
Nessly, William........................S133 Peralta, Christine.....................S147 Schleitwiler, Vince......................F96 Teoh, Jacqulyn........................S149
Ng, Samantha........................S175 Peregrina, Hillary Nicole...T32, S163 Schlotfeldt, Rachel....................T23 Thananopavarn, Susan...........S150
Ngo, Fiona..............................S159 Pereyra, Jewel............................T1 Schlund-Vials, Cathy...........F66, P3 Thangaraj, Stanley...........F99, S177
Ngo, Kevin................................T10 Perillo, J. Lorenzo....................S160 Schulze-Oechtering, Michael..S143 Thao, Myxee...........................F122
Nguyen, Catherine....................F66 Pha, Kong Pheng...M3, F100, S178 Schwartz, Rebecca.......F119, S144 Tiongson, Antonio...................F128
Nguyen, Khoi..........................S176 Pham, Adele Free......................F85 See, Sarita Echavez.........T31, F128 Toguchi Swartz, Teresa..............T34
Nguyen, Lan...................T59, S148 Pheng, Linda Marie.................S139 Segoshi, Megan........................F80 Tran, Ann................................S132
Nguyen, Lilian.........................F129 Phruksachart, Melissa.............S149 Seid, Danielle............................T51 Tran, Anthony..........................F129
Nguyen, Ly Thuy......................F111 Phung, Malissa...........................T5 Seo, Young-Min......................F112 Tran, Frances............................F72
Nguyen, Patricia................T50, F86 Pillai, Rupa................................T61 Sharif, Lila.................................F98 Tran, Ly Thi Hai........................F118
Nguyen, Philip...........................T32 Ponce, Martin Joseph...............T21 Sharma, Nitasha...............T15, GS2 Tran, Nancy Vue........................T59
Nguyen, Phuong.....................S132 Poon, OiYan......................T47, F80 Sheffer, Jolie...........................S138 Tran, Sharon.............................F72
Nguyen, Sean...........................F67 Pujara, Christy Clare................F120 Shibusawa, Naoko........S174, S154 Tran, Tiffany Wang-Su...............T45
Nguyen, Stephanie.................S172 Quinsaat, Sharon..........S140, S170 Shih, Jamin...............................T43 Tran, Van Anh..........................S161
Nguyen, Thao.........................S160 Quintanila, Olivia........................T29 Shin, K.Ian..............................F121 Trazo, Angel..............................T45
Nguyen, Trung...................T22, T49 Rao, Nancy.............................S142 Shin, Haerin............................F113 Trieu, Monica Mong.....................T8
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Trinh, Viet................................S148 Wright, Laura............................T36
Tse, Justin K.H........................S171 Wu, Christine............................T34
Tseng-Putterman, Mark..........S148 Wu, Cynthia..............................T51
Tso, Tiffany................................F83 Wu, Ellen..................................T47
Tsou, Elda.....................F109, S133 Wu, Judy Tzu-Chun............T15, P2
Tsu, Cecilia..................................T7 Xiong, Nhia.................................T6
Ty, Eleanor...............................F123 Xiong, Odyssey.......................F122
Ueng-McHale, Jasmine...........S150 Xiong, Pa Kou.........................F122
Umemoto, Karen.........................T2 Xiong, Pheechai......................F122
Vaj, Kabzuag............................SS1 Xiong, Yang Sao............F122, S178
Vang, Chaly.............................S173 Yalzadeh, Ida..........................S161
Vang, Chia Youyee...........S178, M3 Yamaguchi, Precious..............S158
Vang, Kia.................................F122 Yamashiro, Jane........................T34
Vang, Ma..................F98, S178, M3 Yang, Ariana..............................T16
Vang, Thong.............................T16 Yang, Helen.......................T3, S175
Velasco, Gina............................T51 Yang, Jackson........................S173
Veng, Mai-Neng......................S139 Yang, Robert.............................T58
Viola, Michael..........................S143 Yapp, Hentyle.........................S151
Vito, Christopher.......................F69 Yoo, Grace..........................T2, F74
Vo, Linda Trinh...........................F85 Yoon Perez, Emily......................T36
Vo Dang, Thuy...................T2, F111 Yoshihara, Mari.......................F110
Vong, Sam..................................T7 Young, Morris............................T56
Wake, Naoko................F110, S146 Young Lee, Min.......................S145
Wang, Bing...............................F73 Yu, Timothy.............................F126
Wang, Jennifer..........................F84 Yuh, Ji-Yeon..............................F86
Watanabe, Paul.........................F74 Zarsadiaz, James...............GS1, P2
Weber, Kent............................S136 Zhang, Lei.................................T28
Welji, Haleema........................S150 Zhou, Min................................F109
Williams, Duncan......................T44 Zhou, Xiang...............................T34
Williams, Laura Anh.................S132
Wills, Jenny Heijun...................F108
Witaszek, Kendall......................T16
Wolfgram, Matthew.................F122
Wolfson, Roberta....................F107
Wolock, Lia...............................T17
Wong, Anjela.................F119, S173
Wong, Danielle..........................T58
Wong, Diane...........................S145
Wong, Janelle...........T47, F81, SS1
Wong, Lily............................T1, T35
Woo, Daniel..............................F69
Woodcock, Nicolyn...................T55
Worawongwasu, Areerat.........S144
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