Genevieve Ching-wen Lee '96 Memorial Lecture

"Hemispheric Asian America: Rethinking Migration, Sociality, and Racialization" Lok Siu, associate professor of anthropology and Asian/Pacific/American studies, New York University In her talk, Lok Siu proposes an approach to Asian American studies that examines more fully the extent to which hemispheric dynamics and processes link the experiences of Asians across the Americas. Siu, author of the award-winning Memories of a Future Home: Diasporic Citizenship of Chinese in Panama, argues that adopting this approach will inevitably transform the historiography of Asian America and will bring Asian American studies into productive dialogue with fields such as Latin American studies, Canadian studies, and American studies. Siu is introduced by Assistant Professor of English Literature Bakirathi Mani. The Genevieve Ching-wen Lee '96 Memorial Lecture was established in 1996 by her family to promote awareness of and research on Asian American issues. Each year the College welcomes to campus a leading scholar in the field.