Monthly Archives: November 2013

Here is why Katy Perry’s AMA Performance was Racist & Sexist

So we were just talking this past week about how both race and gender are social formations – that to be racialized as Asian carries with it implications about one’s gender and sexuality as well. And then I turn on the TV and there’s Katy Perry in yellow face. Given what we have studied about […]

Final Exam Study Guide

Dear Students, Here is the final exam study guide. Please read it closely. We will discuss the format of the exam further after the holiday. Have a great Thanksgiving! Best, ASA

Karen Organization of San Diego

Thank you so much to the Karen Organization of San Diego for coming and sharing their work and their stories with us! For more information on their organization and how to contribute to their efforts, please visit their website: Also, if you can please save the date for their big upcoming event: Karen New Year […]


Please note the following changes to your syllabus for the last weeks of class: Th 11/14: Homebound, Ch 1 T 11/19: Homebound, Chs 2 & 3 Th 11/21: Homebound, Chs 4 & 5 T 11/26: Homebound, Ch 6 Th 11/28: NO CLASS –  HAPPY THANKSGIVING! T 12/3: Homebound, Ch 7 Th 12/5: Homebound, Ch 8 […]

Typhoon Haiyan

In the wake of Supertyphoon Haiyan, here are some events, organizations, and resources to keep in mind. As the homeland struggles with this (un)natural disaster and the legacy of governmental corruption in the Philippines, it’s incredibly important to make sure our donations and efforts go towards organizations that will directly help the people most affected […]


Hello all, Here is your first extra credit opportunity. The Center for Asian & Pacific Studies has asked me to give a public lecture on Tues 11/12 at 3:30 pm in Arts & Letters 101. Here is the link to the flyer. Hope to see some familiar faces there! Best, ASA