Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences continues the commitment to leading the conversation on campus and in our community on issues of humanity, unity, and race with the Ethnic Studies Lecture Series launching March 1.

The mini-series, sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Interdisciplinary Minor, will discuss the importance of ethnicity and indigeneity, focusing on histories, cultures, perspectives, and ethnic groups in the United States, featuring experts in these fields.

“These speakers are part of an exciting emerging field of ethnic studies scholars, representing some of the most important topics of our day” Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa, Co-Director of Ethnic Studies Minor.

Please join us this month in continuing these important conversations.

March 1: Terry K. Park
The Techno-Orientalist Marketing of U.S. Dispossession in the Video Game Homefront
11:30 a.m., Cross-Cultural Center

Dr. Terry K Park (he/him) is an award-winning educator, media advocate, and performance artist. For four years, Dr. Park served as a core teaching-focused faculty member in the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he helped build one of the fastest-growing minors on campus.

March 3: Justin de Leon
Indigenous Sovereignty, Representation, and Resurgence
11:30 a.m., Cross-Cultural Center

Justin de Leon is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Occidental College’s Department of CriticalTheory and Social Justice, a Research Justice at the Intersections Fellow at Mills College, and a Senior Advisor to the Mediation Program at the University of Notre Dame. His work focuses on sovereignty, storytelling, and settler colonialism.

March 5: Laura Ng
The Archaeology of Chinese Migration and Transnationalism
12:30 p.m., Cross-Cultural Center

Laura Ng is a historical archaeologist and Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Grinnell College in Iowa. Her research focuses on the archaeology of late nineteenth and early twentieth century transnational Asian American communities.

March 8: Marimas Hosan Mostiller
Navigating Intersectional Racialized Cham Identities and State/Social Erasures: The Experiences of an Indigenous Asian Muslim Refugee American Community
3 p.m., Cross-Cultural Center

Marimas Hosan Mostiller is a second-generation Cham American from the Santa Ana Cham Muslim community in Orange County and an American Studies Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Her parents were refugees from the Khmer Rouge genocide, and her research focuses on the experiences of her community.


(Header photo credit: Anna Wu Photography)