Department of Ethnic Studies Colloquium Series

November 29, 2016

Competing Masculinities: Negotiating Race through Comparative Racializations

 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

3:00pm - 4:30pm

George Hall 301B

 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Stanley Thangaraj, The City College of New York

 

While works on immigrant communities and gender often position immigrant masculinities in relation to dominant white masculine normativity, this talk explores the means by which South Asian American men negotiate masculinity in relation to other men in their community, mainstream racializations, and other racialized masculinities. In particular, the talk will examine the ways in which race is negotiated through masculinity with a focus on South Asian American participation in Asian American, South Asian American, Latino, and multi-racial basketball leagues. Through such an exploration, one can decipher the ways in which racializations as “terrorists” and “nerds” are negotiated and mediated through the racialization of black, Latino, and Asian American men.

 

For inquiries, please contact Brian Chung, chungb@hawaii.edu, and Ruben Campos, recampos@hawaii.edu.

 

To view the flyer, click here.

 

 

November 1, 2016

Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties

 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

3:00pm - 4:30pm

George Hall 301B

 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Karen Ishizuka, Film Producer, Curator and Writer

 

Dr. Ishizuka will talk about her new book, Serve the People (Verso, 2016), which offers a social and cultural history of the Asian American movement. Drawing on interviews with movement leaders and ground-level activists as well as a rich archive of cultural documentation, she will illustrate the intricate memories and meanings of the Asian American movement.In reflecting on the long Sixties, she will discuss the state of Asian America today. She was part of the Asian American Movement in Los Angeles. She helped establish the Japanese American National Museum and served as the museum’s senior curator. Among her others books is Lost and Found: Reclaiming the Japanese American Incarceration (University of Illinois Press 2006).

 

For inquiries please contact Brian Chung, chungb@hawaii.edu, and Ruben Campos, recampos@hawaii.edu.

 

To view the flyer, click here.

 

 

October 14, 2016

The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race

 

Friday, October 14, 2016

10:30am - 11:45am

Crawford Hall 105

 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Anthony Ocampo, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona

Presentation: 10:30am - 11:20am

Book Signing: 11:20am - 11:45am

 

Is race only about the color of your skin? Anthony Christian Ocampo shows that what "color" you are depends largely on your social context. Filipino Americans, for example, helped establish the Asian American movement and are classified by the U.S. Census as Asian. But the legacy of Spanish colonialism in the Philippines means that they share many cultural characteristics with Latinos, such as last names, religion, and language. Thus, Filipinos' sense of connection with other racial groups— their "color" — changes depending on their social context. Amplifying the voices of second-generation Filipino Americans who live in cities like Los Angeles, Ocampo illustrates how his research participants’ racial identities change depending on the communities they grow up in, the schools they attend, and the people they befriend.

 

*Books will be available for purchase at event*

 

For inquiries please contact Brian Chung, chungb@hawaii.edu, and Ruben Campos, recampos@hawaii.edu.

 

To view the flyer, click here.

 

 

October 6, 2016

Navigating Private Prisons: Hawai‘i's Movement Towards a More Equitable Justice System

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

3:00pm - 4:15pm

George Hall 301B

 

A panel discussion with:

  • Robert Merce, Esq., Chair, HCR 85 Task Force
  • Justin Levinson, WSRSL
  • Meda Chesney-Lind, Department of Sociology and Women's Studies
  • Ernesto Ganaden, Department of Ethnic Studies

 

For inquiries please contact Brian Chung, chungb@hawaii.edu, and Ruben Campos, recampos@hawaii.edu.

 

To view the flyer, click here.