Asian American Studies Research Collective

Year of Funding: 
2012/2013

The Asian American Studies Research Collective (AASRC) is an interdisciplinary group of graduate students with a wide variety of research interests and a common commitment in elevating Asian American Studies research and discussion at the University of Washington.

In 2012-2013, our main focus is on Shifting Asian American Identity by hosting reading groups, writing groups, and micro-seminars with UW faculty and visiting scholars whose research interests expand the discipline of Asian American Studies. Our goal is to distinguish how post-colonial theories and biopower correlate with performance theory in order to enhance our understanding of Asian American identity in present times.

For Fall quarter, we will begin to explore how Asian American identity is performed in different communities and its context, deeply impacting how race and gender is regulated through regimes of perception. We will begin Fall 2012 with an inaugural roundtable discussion with sociologist Robyn Rodriguez (University of California, Davis).

To RSVP for the discussion groups and micro-seminars, email Mercy Laurino.

2012-2013 Events

  • A graduate student AAS reading and writing group
  • A roundtable discussion with community leaders and UW faculty
  • A micro-seminar with members of the UW faculty and visiting scholars

Primary Contants

Mercy Laurino (Institute for Public Health Genetics)

Jane Wong (English)

Leanne Day (English)

Ilsu Sohn (English)

Peter Hejin Lee (International Studies)

Andrews Paves (Clinical Psychology)

Hayone Chung (History)


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Other Funding Years: 2013/2014, 2011/2012, 2010/2011