Transpacific Publics Lecture Series

The Transpacific Publics Lecture Series explores the connections between scholarship, art, and public writing as they reflect on Pacific migrations. This series of talks offers an exciting exploration of connections between area studies and ethnic studies at a time when interest in Asian American studies in transnational scope, as well issues of migration, citizenship, and racialization have become especially urgent topics of discussion, within and outside academia. The Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies Working Group in the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights continues collaboration with the Asia Center on a series of events showcasing Asian diasporic cultural production and Asian American Pacific Islander (API) studies. 

This series is generously co-sponsored by Christine Yano and Neal Adolph Akatsuka, authors of Straight A's: Asian American College Students in Their Own Words.


R. Zamora LinmarkOctober 24, Robinson Hall Basement Seminar Room, 6:30pm
October 25,  2 Arrow Street Room 408, 12:30pm
R. Zamora Linmark, Writer
Co-sponsored by the Committee on Degrees in History & Literature and the English department.
February 21,  2 Arrow Street Room 408, 12pm
Translating Across Time and Space: A Conversation with Cindy Nguyen and Quan Tue Tran
Cindy Nguyen, Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities, Brown University
Quan T. Tran, Lecturer in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration and American Studies at Yale University
Co-sponsored by the Provostial Fund for Arts & Humanities.





Jessica YoungMarch 5, 2 Arrow Street Room 408, 3:30pm-5:00pm
"Here is How to Remember: Art, Object, Text in Hari Kunzru's Memory Palace"
Jessica Young, Assistant Professor of Global English at New College of Florida
Co-sponsored by the Committee on Degrees in History & Literature and the Provostial Fund for Arts & Humanities.
April 2, Talk
April 3, Coffee and Discussion, 2 Arrow Street 4th Floor, 10:00am-11:00am
Hua Hsu