This Week in Southeast Asian Studies (TWISEA)
October 2, 2015
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Christina Sunardi in her costume and makeup (which can take a minimum of 2 hours to put on)
This week we will hear from Christina Sunardi. She’s Associate Professor in the School of Music, and she will be teaching American Folk Music (Music 160) and Gamelan Ensemble (MUSEN 411/511) this fall. Her research interests “so far have included performance (music, dance, and theater), gender, and spirituality.”
In college, Christina wanted to study abroad in a Latin American country during her junior year. But after taking a survey class on music in Asia, she “was so inspired by Indonesian music” that she “changed direction and decided to study abroad in Indonesia.”  
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Upcoming Events (5)

Why ASEAN Matters


Today, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
Join the Southeast Asia Center in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, the Michael G. Foster School of Business Global Business Center, and the University of Washington Office of Global Affairs for a panel discussion with the U.S. Ambassadors to Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, four of the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The ambassadors will be joined by Alexander Feldman, president and CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council. Responses will be given by UW faculty from the Foster School of Business and the Jackson School of International Studies.

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The Annual SEAC Fall Reception

Today, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
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Daybreak in Myanmar

by Geoffrey Hiller

Thu, Oct 8, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Asian Art Museum
Emma Baillargeon Stimson Auditorium


Photographer Geoffrey Hiller has been documenting the people of Burma since 1987, and has returned several times since the historic opening in 2011 to capture evidence of change.

As a media trainer, he has also worked with photographers in India, Pakistan, Cambodia and Bangladesh. He recently published a collection of his photos in the book Daybreak in Myanmar.

This is an adjunct event to the Saturday University Series—Focus on Asia Past and Present.

Book signing to follow.

Tickets: $5, SAM members reserve free tickets online.

Fall Film Festival
Horror Films from Southeast Asia

Feng Shui (The Philipines)

Thu, Oct 8, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Thomson 101

Posters, Banners, and Scribbles

by Karen Strassler


Fri, Oct 9, 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Communications (CMU) 226


Since 1998, the urban street has become a particularly dense zone of communication and in Indonesia. The unprecedented access to the street as a surface for inscription in the post-Suharto period has been celebrated as a material embodiment of a new democratic era of openness and popular participation. Yet the polyphony of the street with its chaotic mix of advertising, sloganeering, art, and graffiti also serves as a potent symbol of the breakdown of order that accompanied the end of state control over public discourse. Like pollution and traffic, the visual noise of the city has become a subject of public concern, spurring debate about who has the right to mark city surfaces, which kind of inscriptions are of value, and when and how public writing should be regulated. These debates, I argue, entail imaginings of and contests over the nature of the post-authoritarian public sphere.

Karen Strassler is Associate Professor of Anthropology, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center. Her current research centers on media and the work of images in Indonesia’s post-authoritarian public sphere. Her book, Refracted Visions: Popular Photography and National Modernity in Java (Duke UP, 2010), examined the role of photography in the production of national subjects, spaces, and imaginaries in postcolonial Indonesia.

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Recommended Resources (1)

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
  • Instructions for Autumn quarter at UW began on Wed, Sep 30. Below are the five (5) classes that are Southeast Asian specific.
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For general information on funding sources, including FLAS, visit the SEAC website
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