Comparative Race Studies Conference
Thu, April 16, 2009 • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM • Texas Union: Eastwoods Rm - 2.102
This conference convenes scholars of race, activism, and migration to explore comparative trajectories of racialization and community building among Asian, African, and Latino Americans. We encourage the sharing of questions and research problems across ethnic divides to advance our understanding of the coalitions, conflicts, and intersections that distinguish and yet entwine these groups. Our three panels focus on urban communities, activism, and racial discourses.
Chair/comment: Nestor Rodriguez (UT/SOC)
Scott Kurashige (Michigan): "Bowling Together: Black and Japanese Americans in
Eric Tang (UIC): "On Alternative Citizenships: The Vietnamese Americans of Black
New Orleans East"
Katherine McKittrick (Toronto): "Geo-Poetics: What Urbicide and Inventories Can
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Chair: Joao Vargas (UT/ANT)
Irene Garza (UT/AMS):
Daryl Maeda (UCo): Homelands, Nations, and Third World Solidarities:
The Little Tokyo People's Rights Organization and Spatial Claims in the 1970s
Judy Wu (OSU): " Rethinking Global Sisterhood: Peace Activism and Women's
Discourses of Race
Chair: Julia Lee (UT/ENG)
Caroline Yang (UIUC):
Lisa Yun (SUNY Binghamton):
Fred Ho (jazz musician, activist, independent scholar): "Nobody Knows the
Trouble I've Seen: A Comparative Socio-Historical Analysis between African
Americans and Asian Americans"