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February 20, 2015
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Several departments are offering Southeast Asian Studies courses this Spring


UW is offering Southeast Asia Studies content courses across several disciplines this Spring, including History, Comparative Literature, Psychology and International Studies. If you don't have time for a full course, consider the one credit gamelan ensemble (no experience required). You can view the Spring 2015 SEAC course list here
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The Department of Anthropology and the Southeast Asia Center are hiring for an assistant professor in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on mainland Southeast Asia. Four candidates will present their research on campus over the coming weeks. 

The second presentation is today, Friday, February 27, 2015 from 3:30-5:00 pm in Denny Hall room 401. Andrew Johnson (PhD, Cornell 2010) is one of the founding faculty members of Yale-NUS College in Singapore. His research concerns moments of radical economic and ecological change and how these are integrated (or not) into the folds of popular religious practice in Thailand and Laos. His book, Ghosts of the New City, explores stories of hauntings, migrants and criminality surrounding the debris left by the 1997 Asian economic crash and the Thai political crises of the mid-2000s, through the lens of abandoned buildings left scattered across the Northern Thai skyline. His current research examines the lives of Lao-speaking fishermen living downstream from a number of large hydropower projects along the Mekong. 

Event details

Two more presentations by other candidates will follow on 3/6 and 3/13, both at 3:30 in Denny 401.
Upcoming Events

Nguyen Tan Hoang: Bottomhood is Powerful

Monday, March 2, 3:30-5:00 pm

UW Padelford B-110 G (GWSS Conference Room)

In this presentation Nguyen examines the ways that anal erotics and bottom positioning refract the meanings of race, gender, sexuality, and nationality in Asian/American visual culture. Nguyen argue that "bottomhood" simultaneously enables and constrains Asian American men in moving-image media. Conceived as a sexual position, a social alliance, and an aesthetic form, bottomhood affirms a politics that embraces risk, receptivity, and vulnerability. Gay male video pornography and sex cruising websites constitute case studies. The talk will be supplemented by a short video screening.

Read more on the event flyer


Sponsored by the English Department, the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, the Asian American Studies Research Cluster, and the Southeast Asia Center

Cynthia Maung: Health Care Challenges inside Burma/Myanmar + Potluck

Friday, March 6, 12:00-2:00 pm

St. Thomas Social Hall in Tukwila 

You are cordially invited to a community potluck with Dr Cynthia Maung. Come meet the founder of Mae Tao Clinic, Magsaysay Award winner and great humanitarian, and hear what she say about health care challenges in the conflict affected communities inside Burma/Myanmar, and what you can do to help.

Please bring your favorite dish to share with everyone.

You can read more about Cynthia Muang and her work in this recently published article.
 

Contact simon.khin@gmail.com for press enquiries or further information.

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Opportunities for Educators

Educators are encouraged to sign up for SEAC's new educator email list. We will use the educator list to send occasional announcements about events specifically geared to K16 educators.


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