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Peggy Choy’s “Afro-Asian Improv: From Hip Hop to Martial Arts Fusion” pays homage to Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali.
Our class has had visiting guests from the professional boxing world! Duarn “The Storm” Vue, a Hmong-American from Wisconsin is now the World Boxing Federation’s World Champion (Super Featherweight Division). With his trainer, Mr. Murid Mohammad, Vue came to teach our class about boxing basics. He is a member of the Nation of Islam and now occupies the seat of the late Muhammad Ali.
See attached photo.

Associate Professor Peggy Choy Featured in WHA-TV’s Wisconsin Life

Watch the preview for the documentary on Peggy’s great work.

Ethnic and Indigenous Studies Proposal

View the Ethnic and Indigenous Studies Proposal

Certificate Student Michelle Tong awarded 2016-2017 Wisconsin Idea Fellowship

Junior Michelle Tong (along with junior Oona-Ife Olaiya), along with community partner, Bayview Foundation, has been awarded a 2016-2017 Wisconsin Idea Fellowship to support local high school students with tools to achieve academic and personal success. Read more about CAMP Bayview: College Advancement Mentorship Program at the Bayview Foundation

Asian American Studies Program is Hiring a Lecturer for Spring 2016

Lecturer in Asian American Studies

Degree and area of specialization:
Master’s degree required

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
University/College-level teaching experience desired

Principal duties:
Responsible for teaching Asian Am 240: Topics: Hmong American Experiences in the U.S. (3 Credits) in the Spring 2016 semester. Duties include preparing a syllabus and course materials; presenting lectures and facilitating classroom discussions; preparing, administering and grading papers and exams; and holding office hours. Class size will be approximately 35 students.

To ensure consideration, application must be received by October 30, 2015.

For more information regarding appointment terms and application process, view the position listing.

Please contact Timothy Yu with any questions.

Timothy Yu provides insight and comments on “Yi-Fen Chou’s” identity

Read NBC’s article here
Read Slate’s article here

Call for Submissions and Nominations for Amy Ling Yellow Light Awards

Professor Amy Ling was the founding director of the Asian American Studies Program here at the UW-Madison. The Asian American Studies Program is sponsoring two awards for students, the Amy Ling Yellow Light Award for Integrity, and the Amy Ling Yellow Light Award for Scholarship and Creative Endeavors to honor Amy’s legacy. Student award winners will be recognized (and each will receive a $200 check) at a Fall 2015 Gathering of the Asian American Studies Program.

The document provides eligibility and criteria details for the two awards, including how to submit your scholarly/creative work, as well as how to nominate someone for the integrity award. The deadline for submissions in July 1, 2015. However, we encourage students who wish to submit work to do so at any time before the July 1 deadline.

Questions may be directed to Program Advisory Board Member Eden Inoway-Ronnie (eden.inowayronnie@wisc.edu or 265-5975).

Asian American Studies Program is Hiring a Lecturer for Fall 2014

Lecturer in Asian American Studies

Degree and area of specialization:
Master’s degree required

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
University/College-level teaching experience desired

Principal duties:
Responsible for teaching Asian Am 240: Topics: Hmong American Experiences in the U.S. (3 Credits) in the Fall 2014 semester. Duties include preparing a syllabus and course materials; presenting lectures and facilitating classroom discussions; preparing, administering and grading papers and exams; and holding office hours. Class size will be approximately 35 students.

To ensure consideration, application must be received by May 15, 2014.

For more information regarding appointment terms and application process, view the position listing.

Please contact Timothy Yu with any questions.

Congratulations to Asian American Studies Certificate Completer, Deborah Hwang!
Here’s to our Fall 2013 Asian American Studies Certificate student, Deborah Hwang, for fullfilling the requirements.

Historic Hire Dedicated to Hmong American Studies

Read the article on the College of Letters and Science News website.

The Asian American Studies Program is hiring lecturers for 2 courses for Spring 2014.

1. Asian Am 240 – Hmong American Experiences in the U.S. http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_077804.html
2. Asian Am 540 – Hmong American Studies http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_077805.html

For more information regarding duties, appointment terms and application process, click on the above links.

Please contact Timothy Yu at tpyu@wisc.edu with any questions.

Warm welcome for our Hmong American Studies assistant professor, Yang Sao Xiong, from the community!

Capital Times article
WKOW news story
AsianAmNews
Badger Herald

Get to know Yang Sao Xiong better with a little Q&A

Asian Am director Timothy Yu is quoted in UW new story about selected Go Big Read book, “A Tale for the Time Being”

Read the article here.

Timothy Yu becomes new director starting July 1, 2013!

Asian American Studies is Hiring 3 Lecturers for Fall 2013
Please see here for more information regarding application procedure and see listings.

Graduate Project Assistant in Asian American Studies Program

We are hiring for a graduate project assistant for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Deadline: July 05, 2013 or until position filled.  Any question may be directed to Yer Lor via email or 608-263-2976

 

Congratulations to Asian American Studies Certificate completers!
Here’s to our Spring 2013 Asian American Studies Certificate students for fullfilling the requirements. Students who have completed the requirements this semester are:
Rebecca Her
Bao Nhia Khang
Rebecca Lundberg
Bao Nhia Moua
Jeffrey Moua
Hattie Reichoff
Mai Choua Thao
Gowshing Xiong
Melissa Xiong
Houa Yang

Congratulations!

Call for Submissions and Nominations for Amy Ling Yellow Light Awards

Professor Amy Ling was the founding director of the Asian American Studies Program here at the UW-Madison. The Asian American Studies Program is sponsoring two awards for students, the Amy Ling Yellow Light Award for Integrity, and the Amy Ling Yellow Light Award for Scholarship and Creative Endeavors to honor Amy’s legacy. Student award winners will be recognized (and each will receive a $200 check) at a Fall 2013 Gathering of the Asian American Studies Program.

The two-page document provides eligibility and criteria details for the two awards, including how to submit your scholarly/creative work, as well as how to nominate someone for the integrity award. The deadline for submissions in July 1, 2013. However, we encourage students who wish to submit work to do so at any time before the July 1 deadline.

2012 Awardees were Deb Hwang and Charlie Lee, who both received the Amy Ling Yellow Light Award for Integrity.

Hmong American Studies Position Accepted

Yang Sao Xiong has accepted the Faculty position in Hmong American Studies at UW-Madison and he will be joining us in the Fall of 2013. He will have a joint faculty position with the School of Social Work.

Mr. Yang Sao Xiong is completing his doctoral studies in the Department of Sociology at University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include the study of racial and linguistic inequalities in public schools and the political incorporation of immigrants in the U.S. His dissertation is titled “Hmong Americans’ Political Participation and Incorporation in California, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, 1980-2011.” He earned his Bachelors degree in Asian American Studies and Sociology from the University of California, Davis. He has written about children of immigrants, social mobility of immigrants, Hmong students in public schools, and poverty in Hmong American communities. He will teach two courses per year about Hmong Americans in the Asian American Studies Program and two courses per year on community organizing, race and ethnicity and community based research methods. His first year at UW-Madison will be as a post-doctoral scholar with an Anna Julia Cooper Fellowship. He will start as an assistant professor in the Fall of 2014.

Congratulations to Asian American Studies Certificate completers!
Here’s to our Fall 2012 Asian American Studies Certificate students for fullfilling the requirements. Students who have completed the requirements this semester are:
Kia Her
Ya Mee Lo
Coua Moua
Choua Xiong
Her Xiong
Xong Yang

Congratulations!

2012 Amy Ling Yellow Light Award Recipients

The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is proud to announce the recipients of the 2012 Amy Ling Yellow Light Awards:

The Amy Ling Yellow Light Award for Integrity: DEBORAH HWANG and CHARLIE LEE

These awards honor the memory and legacy of Professor Amy Ling, who was the founding director of the Asian American Studies Program and a pathbreaking scholar of Asian American literature. She taught in the Department of English at the University of WisconsinMadison from 1991 until her untimely death in 1998. Her published works include:
– Between World: Women Writers of Chinese Ancestry, 1990
– Imagining America: Stories From the Promised Land, 1991
– Visions of America: Personal Narratives From the Promised Land, 1992
– Reading the Literatures of Asian America, 1993
– Yellow Light: The Flowering of Asian American Arts, 2000

These awards are named after her last book, “Yellow Light: The Flowering of Asian American Arts”, an edited collection of interviews and projects with 40 artists brought together by Dr. Ling to present Asian American cultural production. In the introductory chapter of “Yellow Light”, Professor Ling wrote:

“The value of an Asian American perspective, however uncomfortable and unwanted by some, is that it calls to account those in positions of power and shines a light on the discrepancy between word and deed, between democratic ideals and discrimination.”

Each award comes with a copy of Prof. Ling’s book and $200.

The awards will be given to the recipients at the Sept 28 Asian American Studies Welcome Back Gathering.

For more information, please contact luttal@wisc.edu

Assistant Professor in Hmong American Studies

The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor whose scholarship and teaching focus on Hmong Americans, beginning August 2013.

The candidate’s research may be based in any field, including humanities, arts, social sciences, community based studies, education, social work, counseling psychology, or anthropology.

The candidate’s scholarship may engage any methodology.

The successful candidate should pursue an active research agenda, teach four courses per year (including at least two courses on Hmong American topics), and engage actively with the Hmong community, broadly defined.

The tenure home will reside in a department appropriate to area of specialization: appointment will be budgeted in the Asian American Studies Program and the tenure home.

Additional Information:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an in-depth cultural understanding of Hmong Americans. S/he will be grounded in Hmong American issues, including social justice considerations; will be respectful of Hmong lived experiences; demonstrate an awareness of social issues facing Hmong American communities. Preference will be given to candidates who have the ability to communicate in Hmong. Interest in working with Hmong American communities, in educational development and mentoring of Hmong and Asian American students on campus, and in advancing a vision to help forward long-term campus and local community desire to develop Hmong Studies is preferred.

http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/WebListing/Unclassified/PVLSummary.aspx?pvl_num=74753

Note: This position is NOT definitely in Social Work but we had to name at least one possible tenure department for the PVL. The tenure home will reside in a department appropriate to area of specialization; appointment will be budgeted in the Asian American Studies Program and the tenure home.

HOW TO APPLY:  To apply, send cover letter, c.v., writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Lynet Uttal, Director, Asian American Studies Program, atluttal@wisc.edu  To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by November 28, 2012.

The deadline is November 28, 2012.  PVL #74753 University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

2012 Amy Ling Yellow Light Awards
Deadline July 1, 2012

There are two Amy Ling Yellow Light Awards awarded per year. The awards are $200 each. These awards honor the memory and legacy of Professor Amy Ling, who was the founding director of the Asian American Studies Program and a pathbreaking scholar of Asian American literature. For full details about the awards, click here.

Congratulations to Asian American Studies Certificate completers!
Here’s to our Spring 2012 Asian American Studies Certificate students for fullfilling the requirements. Students who have completed the requirements this semester are:
Saengthong Douangdara
Esther Ha
E Her
Hannah Koury
Keavy Knauss
Phong Nguyen
Heather Stroess
Bao Thao
Yeng Kong Thao
Hnub Vang
Choua Xiong
Lisa Xiong

Congratulations!

Graduate Project Assistant

Asian American Studies Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Academic Year 2012-2013

We are seeking a graduate project assistant for the 2012-2013 academic year. Check out the full job description and application process.

April 14, 2012
Asian American Studies Program Part of Hmong Parents’ Day 2012
Jan Miyasaki brilliantly represented the Asian American Studies Program to Hmong parents from across the state at the 2012 Hmong Parents’ Day organized by Hmong Research Team in Counseling Psychology, a group of undergraduate and graduate students under the supervision of Prof. Albert Gloria.

April 14, 2012

Matsumura co-authors textbook
Ella Mae Matsumura co-authored a textbook! Atkinson, Kaplan, Matsumura, and Young, Management Accounting, 6th ed. and has introduced some pedagogical innovations on how accounting issues are related to sustainability reporting.

April 14, 2012

Asian American Studies Program Represented at SOAR
Ella Mae Matsumura served last year as a faculty representative to the SOAR program by dining with incoming first-year students to help create a welcoming community for students of color. The dinner included incoming first-year students who were entering into UW-Madison’s foremost student diversity programs, including: PEOPLE, Posse, The First Wave Urban Arts Program; and the Academic Advancement Program (AAP) in Letters & Science, as well as students of color who are not in the diversity programs named above. Thank you for supporting students of color, Ella Mae!

April 14, 2012
Project Assistant Gets Into Medical School
Our 2010-2012 Project Assistant, Paj Ntaub Vang has been accepted to medical school! We will miss you as you continue with your graduate school endeavors!

April 14, 2012
2009-2010 Visiting Professor Gets Tenure-Track Appointment
Nengher Vang, our 2009-2010 visiting professor, will be starting a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of History in the Department of History and Political Science at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.

April 27, 2012

Asian American Studies Particpation in Ethnic Studies Requirement Committee
On Friday, April 27, a committee that is developing a rubric for assessment of learning outcomes of the Ethnic Studies Requirement gathered instructors who are teach “e” designated courses. This was the 3rd meeting, which to be honest from the get-go has been heavily criticized by faculty because there has never been a formal chance to talk about the meaning and experiences with teaching for the ethnic studies requirement. Although small groups have had great conversations, the formal activity of each meeting has not gotten at core issues. A GREAT BIG KUDOS goes out to Asian American Studies instructors for sticking with it and showing up at this meeting…Leslie Bow, Jan Miyasaki, Peggy Choy, Hemant Shah, Morris Young, Lynet Uttal, Victor Jew. Thank you for showing up at this really busy time of the semester! We were a major presence and Gary Sandefur and Aaron Brower were there to see and listen to us.

4/20/2013

Tenured!! Associate Professor Cindy Cheng was granted tenure!

Congratulations to Asian American Studies Certificate completers!
Here’s to our Fall 2011 Asian American Studies Certificate students for fullfilling the requirements. Students who have completed the requirements this semester are:
Christopher Tzeu Kung Tzu Lo
Minhtuyen Mai
John Leng Xiong
Hleechi Yang
Pa Nhia Yang
Soua Yang

Congratulations!

Dinner with Asian American Student Union a Success!
Hats off to Cindy Cheng and Lillian Tong who told us what it was like for them to grow up Asian American in their parts of the country in the 1970s and 1950s, respectively. There was so much wisdom in their words.

In attendance was Mike Thornton, Hemant Shah, Maya Holtzman, Leslie Bow, Ella Mae Matsumura, Lillian Tong, Victor Jew, Ava Yang, Cindy Cheng, Cecile David, Lynet Uttal and Rodney Horikawa.

Lecturer
Asian American Studies Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Spring 2012

We are seeking a lecturer to teach Asian Am 102: Intro to Comparative Ethnic Studies. More details can be found here.

Director Speaks About the Asian American Studies Program
Lynet Uttal, director of Asian American Studies, speaks about the program in Asian Wisconzine: http://www.asianwisconzine.com/0911LynetUttal.html

Congratulations to Asian American Studies Certificate completers!
Here’s to our Spring 2011 Asian American Studies Certificate students for fullfilling the requirements. Students who have completed the requirements this semester are:
Chanel Govreau
Mai Vue Thao
Pha Vang
Zoua Vang
PaHoua Xiong
Darla Yang

Congratulations!

Lecturer
Asian American Studies Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Fall 2011

We are seeking a lecturer to teach Asian Am 560: Special Topics: Asian American Psychology or Sociology. More details can be found here: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_066874.html

Come see what one of our certificate student, Chanel Matsunami Govreau created in her exhibit, “Shi: Kimono in Motion.”

Congratulations to Asian American Studies Certificate completers!
Here’s to our Fall 2010 Asian American Studies Certificate students for fullfilling the requirements. Students who have completed the requirements this semester are:
Mee Her
Jessica Pan
Meng Vang
Nancy Vang
Haesung Yang

Congratulations!

Assistant Professor Peggy Choy Featured on the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program News and Events Page
Peggy Choy participates in two part event titled, Power Moves: From Bruce Lee’s Intercepting Fist to Hip Hop and Beyond. For more information and to see pictures, please visit http://apanews.si.edu

Professor Leslie Bow Featured on Wisc.edu Website and Newspaper
Leslie Bow talks about her new book, “Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South” and her experiences which prompted her to work on this book. Read more about the interview and her current work at: http://www.news.wisc.edu/18551

Asian American Studies Teaching Assistantship for Spring 2011
EMAIL APPLICATION DEADLINE IS WEDNESAY, DECEMBER 8, BY 5:00 PM

The Asian American Studies Program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is hiring a teaching assistant for Spring semester 2011 for the following course:

Asian Am 102: Intro to Comparative Ethnic Studies
(Instructor: Jan Miyasaki)
33.3% Teaching Assistantship (includes tuition remission and benefits)

Course Description:
This introductory course introduces students to a critical race perspective and thinking comparatively about racial ethnic groups in the United States. The course is cross-listed with the Folklore Studies and Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Programs, and will use an interdisciplinary approach.

Since this semester will be taught by the Asian American Studies Program, preference will be given to a graduate student with interest in Asian American Studies. The course will have 60 students. The Teaching Assistant will attend lectures and lead four discussion sections of 15 students each. The Teaching Assistant will need to be available for pre-class discussions/trainings with the instructor.

Appointment dates: January 7-May 22, 2011

Class times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-3:45
120 Ingraham

Four Discussion sections (15 students each)
1) Mondays, 9:55-10:45, 224 Ingraham
2) Mondays, 1:20-2:10, 4208 Helen C. White Hall
3) Wednesdays, 9:55-10:45, 224 Ingraham
4) Wednesdays, 1:20-2:10, 114 Social Work

The Asian American Studies Program evaluates applicants for teaching assistantships by considering a variety of factors, including:

  • Expertise in and interest in Asian American Studies is preferred.
  • Experience in teaching — either from prior teaching experience or demonstrated abilities of facilitating groups and the ability to communicate material clearly and stimulate student interest.
  • Experience in evaluating student work is preferred.
  • Current enrollment in a UW-Madison graduate program.

APPLICATION: Please provide the following materials by email:
a. A cover letter including:

  • Name, address, email, phone number, course number you are applying for.
  • Current Department and stage (number of years in program, completed prelims, ABD, etc.):
  • Describe your interest in and reasons why you think you are qualified for this position.
  • Please include a list of and describe any Asian American studies coursework you have done (or readings you have done on your own).
  • Your current research interests and/or thesis topic.
  • Any other information that you think would be relevant to this position and hiring you.

b. Your curriculum vita (resume) (include previous TA experiences at UW with name of course and instructor)
c. The names, emails, and phone numbers of two people who can be contacted for recommendations
d. Any other supporting information you wish to add.

Please email your application in to aasp@mailplus.wisc.edu with the subject line:
ASIAN AM 102 TA POSITION [YOUR-NAME]

FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT Lynet Uttal at 263-4026 or luttal@wisc.edu

EMAIL DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 5 pm or until filled.

PLEASE NOTE: By University regulations, the Asian American Studies Program cannot make an appointment to any full-time graduate student that would result in the person’s total University employment exceeding 50%, without approval of the Dean’s office. If you are offered and accept any appointment on campus after submitting this application, you are obligated to let us know in order to consider this application current and complete.

Victor Jew, Asian American Studies Lecturer Wins the Dr. Brenda Plfaehler Award!!
Victor Jew received a Dr. Brenda Plfaehler Award for having worked with students in the Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO.) He was recognized on April 28, 2010 at 4pm in the Conference Dining Room at the Lowell Hall. Students in CeO (formerly TRIO) nominate people who have made a major impact on their educational achievement at UW-Madison at the time of graduation. Thank you for your commitment to students, Victor!

UW-Madison’s Experience of Racism: What Asian Americans Are Saying
See quotes of experiences of racism from the view of Asian Americans! Share your own stories!

STEREOTYPING: MIDWESTERN ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE ON YOUTUBE!!
John Tao, a student in one of our Asian American Studies courses, produced a video of how UW-Madison Asian Americans respond to the question “Where are you from?”

Watch the clip on YouTube here.

NEW YEAR BABY won 2008 Steep & Brew Audience Award for Best Documentary Film
As part of our 2008 Asian American Film Series in the Wisconsin Film Festival, New Year Baby was chosen by the audience as their favorite documentary film of the festival. Congratulations!

Our Annual Newsletter BRIDGES
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