Monday, August 11, 2014

Southeast Asian American Studies Conference

From Vichet Chhuon:

The States of Southeast Asian American Studies
Southeast Asians in Diaspora Conference | October 2 & 3, 2014

The fourth triennial Southeast Asians in the Diaspora Conference will take place at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities on October 2-3, 2014. The conditions that “brought the field into being” have shifted in light of recent events and new scholarship across various fields and communities. Hosting this event in Minnesota is significant given the vibrant Southeast Asian population in the state. Minnesota has experienced dramatic demographic shifts over the past few decades, becoming an immigration hub for people from Southeast Asia and elsewhere. This timely event will bring together scholars, artists, activists, and other members of Southeast Asian American communities to consider the past, present, and future of these communities.

Please visit our website to view schedule, speaker, travel accommodations, and registration information. We encourage you to register by September 15, 2014. The program has not yet been finalized so please visit the site for updates and changes.  

We encourage you to book your rooms soon to ensure you receive the conference rate.

Please email us with any questions:


To further foster the mentoring of early career scholars and help offset graduate student expenses connected with attending this year’s Southeast Asians in the Diaspora conference (scheduled to take place at the University of Minnesota, October 3-4, 2014), the conference committee is happy to announce a graduate travel fellowship competition. Two graduate student awards will be given on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Recipients will receive a $250 stipend and their registration fee for the conference will be waived. The deadline for applications is August 23, 2014.
In order to apply, please provide a one-page CV and a short justification of need (250-500 words). Please send these materials to:


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