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Prof. Guevarra selected for Thinking Transnational Feminism Summer Institute

Professor Anna Guevarra was selected as a participant at the Thinking Transnational Feminism Summer Institute for her project, “Racial Branding, Disembodied Labor and the Philippines’ ‘Cybraceros’.” The project explores the radicalized and gendered dynamics of robotic technology…

The Stars Change named as Lambda Award Finalist

Professor Mary Anne Mohanraj’s book, The Stars Change (Circlet Press), is a Lambda Award Literary Finalist for LGBT Science Fiction.  The Lambda Literary Award is a prestigious award recognizing work in LGBT literature. Awardees will be announced at…

6th Annual UIC Asian American Studies Knowledge Bowl!

6th Annual UIC Asian American Studies Knowledge Bowl! Seven teams compete for fabulous prizes, demonstrating their knowledge of Asian American literature, history, politics, popular culture, food, and more! Featuring special guests: J.R. Ellasos…

Second issue of Jaggery launched!

UIC Asian American Studies Program Associate Coordinator Mary Anne Mohanraj is Editor-in-Chief for Jaggery, a new South Asian literary magazine. Check out the latest issue of fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and art!

Call for Teams: ASAM Knowledge Bowl!

We’re pleased to invite undergraduate students to form teams to compete in the 6th Annual Asian American Studies Knowledge Bowl, to take place on Wednesday, March 5, 4-6 p.m. Please see the flyer…

OSSR Research Grant Received: Professor Gayatri Reddy

Congratulations to Professor Gayatri Reddy, who received a 2013-2014 OSSR Research Grant for her project, “The “African” Diaspora in India: Explorations of Race, Masculinity, and Caste-Politics in Contemporary Hyderabad.”

Grant Received: Prof. Rooshey Hasnain and ADOPT

Congratulations to Prof. Rooshey Hasnain and her Asians with Disabilities Outreach Project Think Tank (ADOPT) team, which was just awarded an additional grant funding of $139,818, which brings their total funding amount to $272,221 for FY14.…

Congratulations to 2013-2014 Expo Grant recipients!

Congratulations to 2013-2014 Expo Grant recipients! Recipients of the ASAM Expo Grants (funded by the AANAPISI Initiative), for critical and creative work, pursue undergraduate research in a variety of forms and fields; their work will…

Prof. Nadine Naber in Inside Higher Ed

“Supporters of the boycott also described a desire to open up space for American scholars who are critical of Israeli policies. “Because the open discussion about Palestinian human rights that happened [Saturday] rarely…

NPR Interview with Mary Anne Mohanraj re: Jaggery

Audio clip of NPR Interview:  Editor-in-chief Mary Anne Mohanraj, local artist Manish Shah and poetry contributor Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on the Jaggery Lit launch, co-sponsored by UIC’s Asian Studies and Asian American Studies…