ASAM220 - Asian American Women: Asian American Women: Nation, Self, Identity

Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Asian American Women: Asian American Women: Nation, Self, Identity
Term
2020A
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM220401
Course number integer
220
Meeting times
W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Meeting location
WILL 319
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Raili Roy
Description
This course examines the literary constructions of Asian American Womens' identity in relation to the U.S. nation state. How have the figures of the tiger mother, the Asian nerd, the rice queen, the trafficked woman, the geisha, the war bride, emerged to represent Asian American women, and how have Asian American feminists responded to these problematic racial stereotypes? How does the scholarship on such racialized representations illuminate historical and contemporary configurations of gender, sexuality, race, class, nation, citizenship, migration, empire, war, neoliberalism and globalization as they relate to the lives of Asian American women? In exploring these questions, this course examines Asian American histories, bodies, identities, diasporic communities, representations, and politics through multi- and interdisciplinary approaches, including social science research, literature, popular representations, film, poetry and art.
Course number only
220
Cross listings
GSWS220401, SAST221401
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

ASAM215 - Asian Am Gendersexuality: Asian American Gender and Sexuality

Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Asian Am Gendersexuality: Asian American Gender and Sexuality
Term
2020A
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM215401
Course number integer
215
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Meeting location
BENN 407
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Rupa Pillai
Description
This course explores the intersection of gender, sexuality, and race in Asian America. Through interdisciplinary and cultural texts, students will consider how Asian American gender and sexualities are constructed in relation to racism while learning theories on and methods to study gender, sex, and race. We will discuss masculinities, femininities, race-conscious feminisms, LGBTQ+ identities, interracial and intraracial relationships, and kinship structures.
Course number only
215
Cross listings
SAST215401, GSWS215401
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

ASAM165 - The Asian Caribbean

Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
The Asian Caribbean
Term
2020A
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM165401
Course number integer
165
Meeting times
TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM
Meeting location
WILL 723
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Rupa Pillai
Description
This course complicates prevailing understandings of the Caribbean and extends the boundaries of Asian America by exploring the histories, experiences, and contributions of Asians in the Caribbean. In particular, we will focus on the migrations of Chinese and Indian individuals to Cuba, Trinidad, and Guyana as well as how their descendants are immigrating to the United States. We will examine the legal and social debates surrounding their labor in the 19th century, how they participated in the decolonization of the region, and how their migration to the United States complicates our understandings of ethnicity and race. Ultimately, through our comparative race approach, we will appreciate that the Caribbean is more than the Black Caribbean, it is also the Asian Caribbean.
Course number only
165
Cross listings
GSWS165401, SAST166401
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

ASAM120 - Asian Am Pop Culture: Asian American Popular Culture

Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Asian Am Pop Culture: Asian American Popular Culture
Term
2020A
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
301
Section ID
ASAM120301
Course number integer
120
Meeting times
TR 04:30 PM-06:00 PM
Meeting location
COHN 204
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Peter T Van Do
Description
This course will examine the ways in which Asian Americans have constituted and positioned their identities through various mediums of popular culture, community building and activism. First, students will become familiar with major concepts relating to Popular Culture, Cultural Studies, and Asian American Cultural Studies. Second, students will have a deeper understanding of the Asian American Movement. Third, students will make connections between representations and dominant images of Asian Americans within various mediums.
Course number only
120
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

ASAM110 - Asian American Activism

Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Asian American Activism
Term
2020A
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
301
Section ID
ASAM110301
Course number integer
110
Meeting times
M 04:30 PM-07:30 PM
Meeting location
BENN 141
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Robert V Buscher
Description
Please see our website for more current information: asam.sas.upenn.edu
Course number only
110
Use local description
No

ASAM104 - Asian Am Community: Asian American Community

Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Asian Am Community: Asian American Community
Term
2020A
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM104401
Course number integer
104
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:20 PM
Meeting location
COHN 392
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Fariha Khan
Description
Who is Asian American and how and where do we recognize Asian America? This interdisciplinary course explores the multiple factors that define Asian American identity and community. In order to provide a sketch of the multifacted experience of this growing minority group, we will discuss a wide variety of texts from scholarly, artistic, and popular (film, cinematic) sources that mark key moments in the cultural history of Asia America. The course will address major themes of community life including migration history, Asian American as model minority, race, class, and transnational scope of Asian America. In combination with the readings, this class will foster and promote independent research based on site visits to various Asian American communities in Philadelphia and will host community leaders as guest lecturers.
Course number only
104
Cross listings
SAST113401, URBS207401
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

ASAM006 - Race & Ethnic Relations

Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Race & Ethnic Relations
Term
2020A
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM006401
Course number integer
6
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Meeting location
MCNB 410
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Vani S Kulkarni
Description
This course will focus on race and ethnicty in the United States. We begin with a brief history of racial categorization and immigration to the U.S. The course continues by examining a number of topics including racial and ethnic identity, interracial and interethnic friendships and marriage, racial attitudes, mass media iages, residential segregation, educational stritification, and labot market outcomes. The course will inlcude discussions of African Americans, Whites, Hispanics, Asian Ameriacns, and multiracials.
Course number only
006
Cross listings
AFRC006401, SOCI006401
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

Congratulations to Professor David Eng on the publication of his new book!

Congratulations to Professor David Eng on the publication of his new book!

"Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation: On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans". Co-authored with Shinhee Han

Please see a review of this work on The New Yorker by Hua Hsu "The Stories We Tell, and Don’t Tell, About Asian-American Lives

A literary critic and a psychotherapist study broken narratives and missing words to understand what a diverse cohort has in common".

 

 

Graduate Asian American Studies Group

Are you a graduate student doing work with/for/about Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities? We're restarting the Graduate Asian American Studies group as a space to build community among students, focus on collaboration and interdisciplinary connections, professional development and more. 

 

In the past, we have developed reading groups, spaces to share/get feedback on writing, to practice presentations before conferences, set up talks with faculty on conducting research, building mentorship relationships, and more.