We seek papers for a ground-breaking collection of interdisciplinary essays that examine the intersections of Asian American, Pacific Islander and Latin@ American Studies from a hemispheric and transnational perspective within and across the Americas, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. We seek essays that link Trans-American studies with Asian American and Pacific Islander studies within contemporary debates and social movements especially as these debates impact policy, labor, cultural productions, racialization, identity, land rights, and social and political entities.
We are interested in essays that challenge the geographical conventions of American studies and North-South relations to rethink American interactions with Asia and the Pacific. We also seek essays that explore inter-ethnic and inter-racial relations between/among Latin@s, Asians, and Pacific Islanders. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary essays that challenge and rethink the separation of area studies and ethnic studies. Essays should engage larger debates in accessible and jargon-free prose.
Some possible topics include but are not limited to the following:
Transnational Labor exploitation and organizing
Popular culture and racial formation
Mixed race identity and belonging
Asian migration in the Americas
Borders and boundaries in the Americas/American Pacific
Transnational and Transpacific social movements
Race, ethnicity and food (or culinary mestizaje)
The Politics of Immigration
U.S. empire and cultural productions
Hawaiian sovereignty movement
Post-area and post-ethnic studies
Asian American and Latino politics/political movements/organizing
Please send paper abstracts, cvs, and a short bio to either Rudy Guevarra—Asian Pacific American Studies, Arizona State University—at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Camilla Fojas—Latin American and Latino Studies, DePaul University email@example.com.
Send abstracts by October 22th.
Camilla Fojas, Latin American and Latino Studies, DePaul University
Rudy Guevarra, Asian American Studies, Arizona State University
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