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Anti-AAPI Hate in the Time of COVID-19

Speaker: Dr. Russell Jeung

Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, Dr. Russell Jeung is author of books and articles on race and religion. He’s written Family Sacrifices: The Worldviews and Ethics of Chinese Americans (Oxford U Press, 2019); Mountain Movers: Student Activism and the Emergence of Asian American Studies (UCLA AAS Center, 2019); and At Home in Exile: Finding Jesus Among My Ancestors and Refugee Neighbors (Zondervan, 2016). In March 2020, Dr. Jeung co-founded Stop AAPI Hate with Chinese for Affirmative Action and the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council. It tracks incidents of COVID-19 discrimination to develop policy interventions and long-term solutions to racism.

Amidst Pandemic and Racial Upheaveal: Where Asian Americans Fit

Speaker: Dr. Jane Junn

Jane Junn is the USC Associates Chair in Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science and Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Southern California. She is the author of numerous articles and five books on political participation; the politics of race; gender and politics; Asian American politics; and public opinion on immigration. Her latest book is about the intersection of gender, race, and ethnicity in U.S. elections. 

Jane has been president of the Western Political Science Association (WPSA) and vice president of the American Political Science Association (APSA), as well as president of the Race, Ethnicity and Politics (REP) organized section of the APSA. She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar, and is the recipient of an Outstanding Teacher Award from Columbia University Teachers College. She was educated at the University of Michigan (A.B.) and the University of Chicago (M.A. and Ph.D.). She currently serves as Director of Graduate Studies in the USC Department of Political Science and International Relations.  

Exraordinary Precarities: Overseas Filipino Workers During Pandemic Times

Speaker: Dr. Dada Docot

Dada Docot is a diasporic Filipino anthropologist, community worker, and artist, whose works are centered on the Philippines in which everyday life is permeated by overseas labor migration. She is an assistant professor of Anthropology at Purdue University and a postdoctoral fellow at Tokyo College, the University of Tokyo. Currently, she is the principal investigator for the project titled “Overseas Filipino Workers amid COVID-19.” Her works have appeared in Current Anthropology, American Anthropologist, and GeoHumanities, among others. She is working on her first book project centered on the effects of overseas mobilities in her hometown in the Philippines.

The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics

Speaker: Dr. Mae Ngai

Mae M. Ngai is Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History, and co-director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University. A U.S. legal and political historian interested in questions of immigration, citizenship, and nationalism, she is author of the award-winning Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (2004); The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America (2010); and The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics (2021). She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the Library of Congress, among others. Ngai has written on immigration history and policy for the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, and the Nation. Before becoming a historian she was a labor-union organizer and educator in New York City, working for District 65-UAW and the Consortium for Worker Education. She is now writing Nation of Immigrants: A Short History of an Idea (Princeton University Press). 

Race, Religion, and Belonging of South Asian Americans: 20 years after 9/11

Speaker: Dr. Sangay Mishra

Sangay K. Mishra is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Drew University. He specializes in immigrant political incorporation, transnationalism, diaspora, and racial and ethnic politics. His work engages with political participation of South Asian immigrants in the United States as well as countries of origin with a particular focus on immigrants from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. He has also been analyzing the experiences of Muslim American communities with law enforcement agencies. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He served as the co-chair of Asian and Pacific American Caucus of the American Political Science Association from 2014-2016. He is also a member of the Western Political Science Association’s committee on the Status of Asian Pacific Americans in the Profession.

Menace to Empire: Anticolonial Solidarities and the Transpacfic Origins of the US Security State

Speaker: Dr. Moon-Ho Jung

Moon-Ho Jung is Dio Richardson Professor of History at the University of Washington, where he teaches courses on race, politics, and Asian American history. He is the author of Menace to Empire: Anticolonial Solidarities and the Transpacific Origins of the US Security State (forthcoming from the University of California Press in February 2022) and Coolies and Cane: Race, Labor, and Sugar in the Age of Emancipation (2006).