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“Asian American Studies of Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora” by Lisa Lowe, Tufts University

Wed, October 24, 2018 | RLP 1.302E

5:30 PM

Professor Lisa Lowe
Professor Lisa Lowe

“Asian American Studies of Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora” by Lisa Lowe, Tufts University

Professor Lisa Lowe

“Asian American Studies of Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora”
Lisa Lowe, Tufts University

Asian American Studies is a global and comparative relational study. Its projects situate the racial formation of Asian immigrants in the United States within a longer history of colonialism, global migration, and empire. This history links Asian migrant labor with the abolition of slavery, understands Asian immigrant struggles for citizenship as part of a genealogy of racialized citizenship defining citizenship for “free white persons” with rights that dispossessed Native peoples and enslaved peoples from Africa, and reckons with the U.S. Cold War relation to East Asia and the Pacific Islands as emerging in relation to an imagined Sino-Soviet communist alliance, decolonizing movements in Africa, the Caribbean, and Native, Black, and Asian freedom struggles in the United States. Asian Americans are not only central actors in mediating global racial relations, but the figure of the Asian American destabilizes the categories of white/nonwhite, settler/migrant, developed/underdeveloped upon which that global racial order depends. 

Sponsored by: Center for Asian American Studies, John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, Center for Women's & Gender Studies, and Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

 

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