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Spring 2016 Course Offerings

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  • Ellen Wu, Director, Asian American Studies Program, Associate Professor, Department of History, received the 2016 History book award from the Association for Asian American Studies for The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority.


  • Monday, February 29, 4:00 p.m.
    Ballantine Hall 004
    Dr. Joe Ponce, Associate Professor in English and Asian American Studies, Ohio State University "Contending Empires, Nations, and Desires in Asian American Literature"
Exhibit and Lecture Series
Mathers Museum of World Cultures
"Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation"
  • Thursday, February 4, 5:00 p.m.
    Dr. Pawan Dhingra, Professor and Chair of Sociology, and Professor of American Studies, Tufts University
    Re-Presenting Indian America: Race, Inequality, and the So-Called "Model Minority"

  • Friday, February 19, 5:00 p.m.
    Seema Sohi, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
    Race, Repression, and Indian Anticolonialism in North America and Across the Pacific

  • Thursday, March 10, 5:00 p.m.
    Vijay Prashad, George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History, Director and Professor of International Studies Program, Trinity College
    Karma of Brown Folk: Fifteen Years Later