Asian American Studies Lecture Series: Kandice Chuh
How do we make sense of Asian racialization in this current era, one which has regularly been described as “the Asian Century”? How and when does “Asian” operate as a specifically racial category, and how does that specificity tell us something about the current conjuncture? What can this focus on Asian racialization contribute to our collective efforts to defunction racism? This talk addresses such questions as it occasions reflection on the organizing principles, aims, and horizons of contemporary Asian Americanist critique.
Kandice Chuh is professor of English and American studies and coordinator of the American studies certificate program at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is author of Imagine Otherwise: on Asian Americanist Critique (2003), which won the American Studies Association’s Lora Romero Book Award.
Organized by the Program in American Studies. Cosponsored by the Department of English.