This Week in Southeast Asian Studies (TWISEA)
January 5, 2016
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Featured Courses
Study Abroad*

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Featured Courses - Winter 2016

Our core faculty members will offer six (6) courses on Southeast Asia during Winter 2016. The course topics range from colonialism, modernity, state-society to trauma. Explore and sign up!  

Comparative Colonialism
CHID 480/HSTCMP 485 with Vincente Rafael
TTh     1:30-3:20

Indonesian History
HSTAS 534 with Laurie Sears
Th      3:30-5:20

Southeast Asia Studies
JSIS A 506 with Celia Lowe
T      11:30-1:20

Southeast Asian Modernities
ANTH 469 with Jenna Grant
TTh    3:30-5:20

State-Societies in Third World
JSIS B 310 with Mary Callahan
TTh      2:30-4:20

Violence, Myth and Memory
HSTAS 264/JSIS B 264 with Laurie Sears
MW    1:30-3:20
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Upcoming Events (1)

Renato Rosaldo: The Day of Shelly's Death


Thu, Jan 14, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Communications Building, Room 120

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Renato Rosaldo reads from The Day of Shelly’s Death (2013), a moving collection of poetry that focuses on the social impact of the accidental death of his then-wife, Michelle (Shelly) Zimbalist Rosaldo, on October 11, 1981. Shelly lost her footing and fell some sixty feet from a cliff into a swollen river. Rosaldo explores both his experience and that of others whose lives intersected with this traumatic event: from Shelly herself to the cliff from which she fell, from the two young boys who lost their mother to the strangers who carried and cared for them, from a tricycle taxi driver to a soldier, priests, and nuns. An accompanying essay, “Notes on Poetry and Ethnography,” is a manifesto in support of what Rosaldo calls antropoesía, verse with an ethnographic sensibility. In the Los Angeles Review of Books, US poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera calls Rosaldo’s book a “masterpiece.”

Renato Rosaldo is Professor Emeritus of Cultural Anthropology and Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and past president of the American Ethnological Society. He is the author of two award-winning poetry collections, Diego Luna’s Insider Tips (2012) and Prayer to Spider Woman/Rezo a la Mujer Araña (2003), along with Headhunting, 1883–1974 (1980) and Culture and Truth (1989).

Recommended Resources (2)

This section lists news items and other recently-published resources that have been recommended by faculty and grad students over the past week. To submit an item for next week, email

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Jobs (1)

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Fellowships and Funding (1)

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  • The American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS): Luce Fellowships - deadline Jan 14

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For general information on funding sources, including FLAS, visit the SEAC website
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Conferences and Calls for Papers (2)

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Study Abroad (2)

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        Internships abroad with IE3 Global - deadline Jan 25

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