History Department
History Department

IHS Workshop: “'The Melting Pot of the Pacific': Hawaii Statehood, Asian Americans, and the Invention of the Model Minority”

Mon, November 22, 2010 | GAR 4.100

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Hawaii statehood headline in newspaper
Hawaii statehood headline in newspaper

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.

Professor Wu's faculty page.

Professor Foley's faculty page.

Sponsored by: IHS, History Dept.

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