West Asian American

Chair: Sunaina Maira

Our mission in the section on West Asian American studies is fundamentally to use the designation “West Asian American” as an analytic to address questions of US imperialism, settler colonization, militarization, state-sanctioned violence, policing, migration, exile, resistance, and solidarity. Rather than simply a geographic designation that expands the boundaries of Asian America, we consider this rubric an opening for “West Asian American critique.”

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