IHS Workshop: “'The Melting Pot of the Pacific': Hawaii Statehood, Asian Americans, and the Invention of the Model Minority”
Mon, November 22, 2010 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • GAR 4.100
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Institute for Historical Studies (IHS) presentes a workshop by Dr. Ellen Wu (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2006), assistant professor of History and Asian American Studies at Indiana University, entitled 'The Melting Pot of the Pacific': Hawaii Statehood, Asian Americans, and the Invention of the Model Minority”.
Her research focuses on race, immigration, citizenship, and nation, using the experience of Asian Americans in the mid 20th century to explore these issues. She is currently working on a book manuscript that traces the evolution of Asian Americans into “minorities” in the post-World War II period. Her recent article, “’America’s Chinese’: Anti-Communism, Citizenship, and Cultural Diplomacy During the Cold War,” appeared in the Pacific Historical Review.
Responder: Neil F. Foley, associate professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin
RSVP required. Please email Courtney Meador before 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19. Free and open to the public.