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Spring 2016 Course Offerings

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  • Associate Professor Jennifer Lee is appointed Acting Director of the Asian American Studies Program.



  • Tuesday, April 28, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Bridgwaters Lounge, NMBCC
    Asian American Studies Program 2014-2015 Recognition Reception honoring the winners of the AAST 2015 undergraduate essay competition. Featuring Professor Dina Okamoto (IU Sociology), author, Redefining Race.
A celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Sunday, April 5, 3:00 p.m.
    IU Cinema
    Revenge of the Green Dragons

  • Thursday, April 2, 7:00 p.m.
    IU Cinema
    Emerging Asian Pacific American Voices: An Evening with Director Ougie Pak

  • Friday, March 27, 12 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
    Bridgwaters Lounge, NMBCC
    "Why Ferguson Matters to Asian Americans"
    Dr. Julie Merseth (Postdoctoral Fellow, CRRES and Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, IUB)
    Dr. Ishan Ashutosh (Assistant Professor, Geography, IUB)
    Reverend Mihee Kim-Kort (Clergy, Presbyterian Church, USA and author/blogger)

  • Friday, March 27, 4:15 p.m.
    Woodburn Hall 200
    Janelle Wong (Asian American Studies and American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park) "Religion, Race, and the Right in Asian America."

  • Thursday, March 26, 7:00 p.m.
    Alumni Hall, IMU
    "It's Not So Black and White: Talking Race, from Ferguson to Bloomington"
    Dr. Jeannine Bell, Moderator (Professor, Maurer School of Law, IUB)
    Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah (Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, IUB)
    Honorable Valeri Haughton (Judge of the Circuit Court, 10th Circuit, and Presiding Judge, Monroe Country Board of Judges)
    Dr. William Jelani Cobb (Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Institute, University of Connecticut)
    Q&A and Social Justice Fair to follow.