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AAAS welcomes and encourages the involvement of our community members and seeks to provide avenues for meaningful partnership and collaboration. Whether you come alongside AAAS as a section leader, board member, sponsor, exhibitor or volunteer, your time and efforts will always be valued.

Learn More About AAAS Sections

AAAS welcomes and encourages the involvement of our community members and seeks to provide avenues for meaningful partnership and collaboration. Whether you come alongside AAAS as a section leader, board member, sponsor, exhibitor or volunteer, your time and efforts will always be valued.

Asian American Feminism

Chair: Mai-Linh Hong & Preeti Sharma

The section on Asian American Feminisms serves as an intellectual and political space for scholars, students, staff, and community members to engage in explorations of Asian American Feminisms. Members of the section will sponsor informal discussions as well as formal panels, roundtables, and workshops at the AAAS annual conference to feature feminist scholarship and praxis within the academy and beyond.

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Asian Settler Colonialism

Chair: Katherine Achacoso

Our section is a network of scholars and community members who oppose the ongoing project of settler colonialism across the Americas, including in Turtle Island and Oceania. We advance a combination of critical scholarship and activism that maps the intersections between labor, settler colonialism, anti-blackness, environmental justice, and demilitarization. Our group affirms our ethical responsibility to place-based sovereignty movements that remind us of our relationship to land and others.

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CHALIS

Chair: Paul Lai and Eric Hung

Because Asian American materials can be marginalized, overlooked, and subsumed under more general collections in libraries, archives, museums, and galleries, the access to and retrieval of relevant materials can often prove daunting. In order to help make such collections more accessible, the Cultural Heritage, Archives, Library and Information Science (CHALIS) aims to increase dialogue across professions, institutions, and disciplines as a way to empower communities, scholars, and cultural workers in the field of Asian American Studies.

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Comfort Women

Chair: Jinah Kim

This section was created in order to discuss and share reasons behind the creation of the resolution to AAAS, to collect feedback on the resolution, to recruit more AAAS members to help strategize in making sure our resolution will be adopted by AAAS, and to create a community of Asian American Studies scholars who are interested in preserving and promoting the history of “Comfort Women.”

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Critical Adoption Studies

Chair: Kim Park Nelson

Critical Adoption Studies is an emergent area of study within and beyond Asian American Studies that underlines key questions at the core of Asian America Studies scholarship. Our work is concerned with the ways power and knowledge operate to define notions of identity, race, class, gender, sexuality, family, and nation as they relate to transnational adoption from Asia.

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Critical Mixed Race Studies

Chair: Anna Storti

The mission of the Critical Mixed Race Studies section of the AAAS is to emphasize how racial mixing is part of the Asian/American diaspora, history, community, and culture; and to bring visibility to the mixed race Asian American/Pacific Islander communities in our research, conferences, organizations, and creative projects. Section members interested in critical analyses of myriad topics that critique and broaden the field of Asian American Studies by pushing the boundaries between research, digital media, art, and advocacy.

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