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New Haven – Yale Asian American Studies Conference – Feb 27, 2015

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Yale Asian American Studies Conference 2015 February 27, 2015 Keynote Speaker: Don T. Nakanishi, UCLA

The Yale Asian American Studies Conference 2015 will feature some of the most prominent and innovative voices in the field of Asian American Studies. Asian American Studies is a rich field that spans many disciplines and our panels will feature a variety of scholars from institutions across the country. Panels will discuss the state of the field and intersections between Asian American Studies and fields such as art and visual culture, music, literature, disability studies, migration studies, urban studies, and religious studies. Our keynote speaker will be Yale alumnus and groundbreaking scholar in the field, Don Nakanishi, ’71 B.A.

Our panels and speakers include:

Asian American Studies and the Arts Vijay Iyer ’92 B.S., Harvard Margo Machida, University of Connecticut Grace Wang, UC Davis Boreth Ly, UC Santa Cruz Moderator: Daphne Brooks, Prof. of African American Studies/Theater Studies/American Studies at Yale

Asian American Studies and Literature Amy Tang, Wesleyan University Ju Yon Kim ’02 B.A., Harvard Cynthia Wu, SUNY Buffalo Moderator: Jing Tsu, Prof. of Chinese Literature & Comparative Literature at Yale

Asian American Studies and the Social Sciences Loan Dao, UMASS Boston Tarry Hum, CUNY Queens College Prema Kurien, Syracuse University Janelle Wong ’98 M.A., ‘01 GRAD, University of Maryland Moderator: Zareena Grewal, Associate Prof. of American Studies and Religious Studies at Yale

To read panelists’ bios, for more information, and to register, click on the Conference Tab at

The Asian American Studies Conference 2015 is brought to you by the Yale Asian American Cultural Center with sponsorship from: the Traphagen Alumni Speakers Series; the Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Program; the Council on East Asian Studies; Yale College Intercultural Affairs Council; the English Department; the American Studies Program; and the Dean’s and President’s Discretionary Fund.

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