Reading Against the Grain: Locating Settler Colonialism in Japanese American Oral Histories

In this presentation, Karen Leong, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Asian Pacific American Studies at Arizona State University, will discuss how she is reading oral histories of Japanese Americans in Arizona against the grain, as artifacts of U.S. settler colonialism.

Primitive (Filipino) Accumulation and Racial Representation

In this talk, Sarita See, Professor of Media & Cultural Studies (University of California, Riverside) analyzes works by the multi-media Filipino American artist Stephanie Syjuco that deliberately ape, ironize and subvert the imperial museum’s accumulative practices, what cultural theorist Allan Isaac has called “acts of assimilation gone awry.”