Upcoming Events With AAAS Asian Settler Colonialism Caucus

(Re)imagining Asian / Indigenous Relationalities (2022-2023)

The Asian Settler Colonialism Caucus will be hosting an online speaker series for the academic year of 2022-2023 to feature emerging conversations at the intersections of Asian American and Indigenous Studies. The speaker series will bring together scholars, activists, and community members across Turtle Island, the Caribbean and the Pacific to reflect on Asian/Black/Indigenous relationalities. It will also offer online workshops with speakers to collaborate with undergraduate and graduate students. The purpose of the workshop is to bridge community and to think more capaciously about the multiple place-based genealogies and sites of resistance in which conversations on Asian Settler Colonialism are unfolding. The board members of the Asian Settler Colonialism caucus are also proposing to transform the various presentations into an edited anthology.

Upcoming Events

Queering Asian Settler Colonialism | October 6

In recent years, the literature on Asian Settler Colonialism has initiated important conversations on the intersections between Asian American and Indigenous Studies. These publications have remapped how diasporic Asian critiques might reimagine a more defiant anti-colonial and decolonial project in conversation with movements for abolition and Indigenous sovereignty (Trask; Fujiakne; Lawrence and Dua; Phung; Saranillio; Farrales; Jafri). This panel will trace various geneaologies of Asian settler activism in Oceania and Turtle Island and will further consider how queer politics might expand our current conversations in the field. Click here to learn more and register for the event.

Asian-Indigenous Refugee Relationalities | November 4

As the second event in the speaker series, this panel focuses on Asian and Pacific Islander refugees and how they navigate U.S. militarization and the global impacts of settler colonialism. Featuring Evyn Le Espiritu Gandhi (UCLA), Olivia Quintanilla (Miracosta College), and Aree Worawongwasu (UH Manoa), the panel hopes to further conversation between Indigenous refugee and Asian refugee communities that may have been similarly impacted by the U.S. empire. The panel will feature brief presentations from each panelist, followed by an audience Q&A. Click here to learn more and register for the event.