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Nuevo South

“Nuevo South: Latinas/os, Asians, and the Remaking of Place” by AAST Affiliate Faculty Dr. Perla Guerrero

AAST Affiliate Faculty, Dr. Perla Guerrero recently published a book titled Nuevo South: Latinas/os, Asians, and the Remaking of Place. This unique comparative study of Latina/o and Asian immigration to the American South investigates how migrants, immigrants, and refugees—and reactions to them—are transforming regional understandings of race and place. For more about Professor Guerrero, see

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Memories of Militarism and War: Asian American Oral Histories From the DMV

Memories of Militarism and War: Asian American Oral Histories From the DMV AAST201 Oral History Exhibit December 11-13, 2017, 9:00AM – 5:00PM Hornbake Plaza, University of Maryland Memories of Militarism and War: Asian American Oral Histories From the DMV is an interactive, multimedia oral history project co-created by students enrolled in AAST201: Asian American History

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Connect Newsletter: Discrimination Among Asian Americans – Issue 2, Fall 2017

Over 40% of Asian Americans reported experiencing discrimination. Being discriminated against is linked to many adverse physical and psychological outcomes. Authored by Dr. K. Anh Do, 2016-2018 Calvin J. Li Post-Doctoral Fellow, and Dr. Janelle Wong, professor of American Studies and Asian American Studies, this newsletter describes some unique types of racism and discrimination that Asian

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The Asian American Studies Program welcomes new Program Coordinator Anne Bautista to the University of Maryland!

Anne R. Bautista is the new program coordinator in the Asian American Studies Program (AAST), whose primary role will be to work with AAST minors and course administration. She received her Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California. Anne is originally from this area and attended the

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Congratulations Professor Cixin Wang for receiving the Early Career Award from the Asian American Psychological Association!

Professor Cixin Wang, an AAST affiliate faculty member, has been selected to receive the 2017 Early Career Award from the Asian American Psychological Association. This award recognizes exemplary contributions in scholarship to the field of Asian American Psychology. Professor Wang recently received a grant to fund anti-bullying resource for Asian American families (more information on

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Trespassers? Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia by Professor Willow Lung Amam, an AAST affiliate faculty member

Beyond the gilded gates of Google, little has been written about the suburban communities of Silicon Valley. Over the past several decades, the region’s booming tech economy spurred rapid population growth, increased racial diversity, and prompted an influx of immigration, especially among highly skilled and educated migrants from China, Taiwan, and India. At the same

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AAST Goes to M. Butterfly

M. Butterfly is a play by David Henry Hwang loosely based on the relationship between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Shi Pei Pu, a male Peking opera singer. The play premiered on Broadway in 1988 and won several Tony awards including Best Play and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play (B.D. Wong).

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The Asian American Studies Program welcomes lecturer Terry Park to the University of Maryland!

Prior to joining the University of Maryland in 2017, Dr. Terry Park taught in the following programs and institutions: History & Literature at Harvard University, where he was awarded a certificate of teaching excellence, advised an award-winning senior thesis, and helped establish an Ethnic Studies field; the American Studies Program at Wellesley College, where he

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