The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a part-time Non Senate Faculty position with primary responsibility in teaching upper division interdisciplinary courses in Asian American Studies for academic year 2011-12. Minimum base salary per course is $5579. The appointment dates would be as follows: Fall Quarter 2011 (09/19/11 to 12/9/11) or Winter Quarter 2012 (01/04/12 to 03/23/12).
We are looking for applicants who can teach the following courses:
• Asian American Psychology (141)
• Asian Americans and Race Relations (166)
• Ethnic and Racial Communities (161)
• Vietnamese American Experience (151D)
Please see the General Catalogue at http://www.editor.uci.edu/catalogue/hum/hum.4.htm#courses for descriptions of these courses.
Applicants with a Ph.D. preferred. Applicants who are ABD or have a M.A., M.F.A., or equivalent will be considered. UC graduate students must have filed their dissertation or have a degree in hand by mid-August 2011 to be eligible to teach in Fall 2011 and by mid-December 2011 to be eligible to teach in Winter Quarter 2012. Preference will be given to applicants who can teach in the Fall quarter. You may apply for one, some, or all courses, but please note that all course availability is subject to budgetary approval.
The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine offers a major, minor, a graduate emphasis, and contributes to the Ph.D. Program in Culture and Theory.
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. However, to ensure fullest consideration, all applications materials should be submitted by May 6, 2011.
Send materials via e-mail attachment to Jim Lee at email@example.com to include:
· Cover letter
· Curriculum vitae
· Teaching evaluation summaries (no raw data needed)
· Two letters of recommendations sent directly from the recommender
· Complete sample syllabi of the course(s) you are proposing
· Indicate quarters available (Fall/Winter)
The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and has an ADVANCE Program for Faculty Equity and Diversity.
April 4th, 2011
Sang Trieu, our visiting lecturer teaching a year-long class on APA Women’s Public Health, has invited some of her students to keep a blog. Check out the remarkable things happening inside (and outside) the classroom. Each day, we realize how lucky we are for NAPAWF’s sponsorship of this series.
The blog is here.
February 23rd, 2011
Join APSA (Asian Pacific Student Alliance) and others as they host the annual Asian Pacific American student conference at UCI. Professor Eliza Noh from Cal State Fullerton is the keynote speaker!
February 16th, 2011
I’m not the best photographer, but here are 2 photos from today’s event. We may be able to find an audio recording too. Stay tuned!
February 9th, 2011
Come join us on Wednesday, February 9th, from 5 until 6:30 pm, in 1010 Humanities Gateway, when we get to host writer and UC Santa Cruz professor Karen Tei Yamashita read from her recently published novel I-Hotel.
A finalist for the National Book Award, Yamashita is also the author of Through the Arc of the Rainforest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, and Circle K Cycles and Other Stories.
January 19th, 2011
Julianne Ong Hing, a reporter and blogger at Colorlines, and UCI alumna, has recently guest blogged at Ta-Nehisi Coates’ blog at the Atlantic. In the wake of recent legislation in Arizona, she writes about the importance of ethnic studies. A clip:
I’ve actually only ever taken one ethnic studies course. It was a powerful one (thank you, Professor Vo). It didn’t make me hate other races or want to overthrow the U.S. government. It made me want to fight to better this country.
And yes, that would be our Linda Vo. Congratulations Julianne!
January 17th, 2011
The Department of Asian American Studies (UC Irvine) presents
Spatial Imaginaries of Home: Residents, Reformers, and Los Angeles House Courts, 1900-1920
Isabela Seong-Leong Quintana (UC Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in History, UC Irvine)
Wednesday, January 19th
3341 Humanities Gateway
From the 1870s through the 1890s, the architectural design of buildings around the Los Angeles plaza transformed from adobes inhabited by Californio elites to house court-style immigrant housing. Rapid industrialization shaping the populations that came to live around the plaza led to the drastic restructuring of home spaces. By the early twentieth century, reformers placed the localized “house court problem” in Los Angeles within larger national conversations about “tenement problems.” Frequently referred to as “cholo courts,” the house courts near the plaza came to be associated with working-class immigrant Mexican men. However, reformers often described them as spaces inhabited by women and children at work and play. Those dwellings that city officials, reform workers, and urban planners identified as “house courts” included a wide range of structures, such as lodging houses, railroad boxcars, and wooden shacks, that were common forms of housing amongst Mexicans, Chinese, and others in the plaza area.
The descriptions of reformers and city officials are useful, if highly imperfect, windows into the complex local organization of space and social identity, constituting some of the only archival materials available about the “intimate domains” of Chinese and Mexican residents. Quintana analyzes these documents along with available maps, census records, and oral history interviews to trace how Chinese and Mexican residents constructed and used their living spaces. This analysis of the built environments of homes and neighborhoods reveals much not only about the social relationships of the people who lived in them, but also about the interplay between segregation and nation-building in early twentieth century Los Angeles geography. While reformers and city officials racialized the house courts as a problem for urban modernization, residents imagined their homes as community spaces.
A discussion will follow Dr. Quintana’s talk. Light refreshments will be served.
Isabela Seong-Leong Quintana is currently a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at UC-Irvine, working under the mentorship of Dr. Vicki Ruíz. She is currently working on a book manuscript based on her dissertation research, which examines the relationship between national borders and neighborhood spaces in Chinese and Mexican Los Angeles from the 1870s through the 1930s. Using gender as an analytical lens along with race, class, and space, Dr. Quintana’s study explores how children, women and men encountered the everyday practice of border exclusion in local geography, conflicted over space and limited resources, and confronted the overlapping of industry, neighborhood, and home.
This event is co-sponsored with the Departments of Chicano/Latino Studies and History.
January 8th, 2011
Our very own Linda Vo has been instrumental in this effort: Chancellor Michael Drake and the Vietnamese American Community Ambassadors will announce a joint commitment to raise funds to hire an archivist for the UCI Libraries’ nationally recognized Southeast Asian Archive. Speakers will include Drake and VACA President Daniel Do-Khanh (shown) 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Institute of Vietnamese Studies, 15355 Brookhurst St., Suite 222, Westminster. The event is free and open to the public.
Read more here.
December 1st, 2010
UCI Asian American Studies librarian Dan Tsang gives a moving account Asian American Studies major and UC student Regent Jesse Cheng, and his coming out at a LGBT solidarity vigil last night on UCI’s campus. A selection:
Years ago, apparently before he attended UCI, he had told his “homie” he liked men but his friends had beaten him up as a result, trying, he recalled, to beat the gayness out of him. He marched at his first gay pride march in San Francisco, but after his mother saw him on television, he denied it was him. At UC Irvine on Wednesday, he explained he “lived for” his mother and could not let him down. After his father found a rainbow flag he had collected, Cheng told his dad, with him he was “not close,” that he liked the colors. He also contemplated committing suicide. All this history of denial was the backdrop to his dramatic, unexpected coming out during a dark Wednesday evening at the UC Irvine flag poles during the University’s speak-out and candlelight vigil against homophobic bigotry and hate in the wake of the suicide of gay Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi last month.
Read Dan’s full account here.
October 21st, 2010
As you enter the trough of midterms, come join us for dinner on us! Pizza and soft drinks on Wednesday, November 3rd, from 5:30 until 7 pm. You’ll meet majors, minors, and other students interested in Asian American Studies, and you’ll be able to give input to how to improve Asian American Studies.
Where: HG 3200
When: Wednesday, November 3rd, 5:30 until 7 pm
Please RSVP Jim Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, October 29th, so that we can get a sense of how much food and drink to order.
October 20th, 2010