Keynote Speaker. Engaged in social activism for the past 28 years, Martorell is currently the Executive Director of the Thai Community Development Center, a non-profit organization she founded in in an effort to improve the lives of Thai immigrants through services that promote cultural adjustment and economic self-sufficiency. Her experiences leading to the founding of Thai CDC include work as a planner, as an aide to Congressman Mel Levine and work with other local and state legislative offices.
Prior to his appointment, he held the position of Andrew W. His current book project uses ethnography and choreographic analysis to explore the role of Hip Hop aesthetic practices in Filipino communities in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Inas the first Fulbright scholar to research Hip Hop in Asia, he collaborated with faculty and dancers at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and partnered with Akap Bata embrace childrenan advocacy organization for women and children.
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Members of the UCLA Academic Senate unanimously voted Thursday to establish an Afro-American studies department and dismantle the current interdepartmental program, despite financial concerns about the transition. The Legislative Assembly, a committee of the Academic Senate, approved the creation of a department after it was officially proposed more than a year ago, said Jan Reiff, the chair of the Academic Senate. The university hopes to have the department fully established by the fall, Reiff added.
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Nerissa S. Ciriaco Santiago III. The exhibition includes the writings of 40 scholars, artists and poets from the Philippines and North America.
Asian American Studies is an academic discipline which critically examines the history, experiences, culture, and policies relevant to Asian Americans. Asian American Studies appeared as a field of intellectual inquiry in the late s  as a result of strikes by the Third World Liberation Front, a group of students of color at San Francisco State University and at the University of California, Berkeleywhich demanded that college classroom instruction include the histories of people of color in the United States told from their perspectives. The demand for Ethnic Studies was a critical response to the Eurocentric bias in university curriculum. The Association for Asian American Studiesa professional organization designed to promote teaching and research in the field, was established in
By contrast, I strive to make education meaningful and powerful by understanding its crucial role in catalyzing personal and social transformation. Drawn to subjects, communities, and perspectives that are too often marginalized or silenced, my teaching focuses on Asian American studies, African American studies, urban studies, activism, and community organizing. The classroom provides a space to explore new ways to analyze difficult social issues, interrogate dominant viewpoints, and continuously think and rethink the purpose of learning.
Prospective and current undergraduate and graduate students may set up an appointment with the Asian American Studies Department Academic Advisor. Graduate course work centers on 11 required courses which lead to completion of the degree through two culminating venues: 1 thesis plan or 2 capstone plan. Faculty members bring a wide range of expertise and theoretical approaches to the graduate cohorts: from traditional disciplines of applied social sciences to emerging fields of digital media and informatics, with an emphasis on combining quantitative with qualitative methods, empirical and speculative inquiry, and on developing comparative and cross-cutting approaches to understanding of the range and complexity of Asian and Pacific Islander American experiences. Below is a sampling of the topics currently worked on by Asian American faculty in teaching and research: foundational concerns of ethnic studies, critical race theory, environmental justice, queer diaspora, food culture, social documentary, South-North relations in literature, civil engagement, and Asian American religion.