Asian American Studies

Yale Asian American Studies Conference 2015


Yale University

February 27, 2015

Location: Loria Center for the History of Art

Friday: Room 250 (Entrances at Rm 250 and Rm 361)

Keynote Speaker: Don T. Nakanishi, Yale ‘71

The Yale Asian American Studies Conference 2015 will feature some of the most prominent and innovative voices in the field of Asian American Studies. Asian American Studies is a rich field that spans many disciplines and our panel discussions will feature a variety of scholars from institutions across the country. Panels will discuss intersections between Asian American Studies and fields such as art and visual culture, music, literature and aesthetics, disability studies, migration studies, urban studies, and religious studies. Our keynote speaker will be Yale alum and groundbreaking scholar in the field, Don Nakinishi.
The Asian American Studies Conference 2015 is brought to you by the Yale Asian American Cultural Center in collaboration with the Yale Asian American Studies Task Force with sponsorship from: the Traphagen Alumni Speakers Series; the Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Program; the Council on East Asian Studies; Yale College Intercultural Affairs Council; the English Department; American Studies; the President’s and Dean’s Discretionary Fund; the Harvard Lectureship Endowment and the Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life; and the Yale Undergraduate Organizations Committee.
See full list of panel participants here

Please RSVP here. You can also join our Facebook event (joining our Facebook event does not mean you have RSVP’d).

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Conference Assistant, LiLi Johnson, at


Friday, February 27, 2015:
9am-9:30am: Breakfast and Conference Registration
9:30am-10am: Welcome
10am-11am: Keynote Speech – Don Nakanishi
11am-12:30pm: Panel 1: Representing Asian American Desire and Experience in Literature and Film
12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch on your own
1:30pm-3pm: Panel 2: Migrant and Citizen Rights, Justice, and Empowerment
3pm-3:30pm: Coffee Break
3:30pm-5pm: Panel 3: Asian American Visual and Sonic Production
5:30pm-7pm: Reception at the President’s House
Saturday, February 28, 2015
9:30am-10am: Breakfast
10:00am-11:30am: Emerging Graduate Research in Asian American Studies
11:30am-12pm: Closing Remarks