Events

Upcoming Spring '10 Events
Dr. Kevin Nadal will be at DePaul University this month leading two different lecture and discussion events.

Filipino in America
Thursday, April 8 at 12pm
Student Center Rm. 325
2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Asian? Pacific Islander? Latino/a? Kevin Nadal, Ph.D will lead an interactive discussion on what it means to be Filipino American.

Lunch will be provided.

Growing up Quinoy: Queer and Pinoy
Thursday, April 8 at 5pm
Student Center Rm. 120

Kevin Nadal is a performance artist who has been performing in New York City and across the United States since 1999. Over the past decade he has evolved from a spoken word artists to a stand up comedian, touching upon topics such as growing up Filipino, being gay, politics and pop culture, and dating in New York City.

Asian American Studies in the Wake of Globalization
Friday, April 23 at 6pm
John T. Richardson Library
Dorothy Day Room 400
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

A lecture and discussion with Susan Koshy

She will address changes in the field of Asian American Studies since its emergence in the 1970s, examine newer paradigms for organizing Asian American Studies in recent years, and consider
the specific challenges for setting up Ethnic Studies programs in the Mid-West.

Susan Koshy is associate professor of English and Asian American studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
She is the author of Sexual Naturalization: Asian Americans and Miscegenation (Stanford UP, 2004), which won the Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award, and coeditor of Transnational South Asians: The Making of a Neo-Diaspora (Oxford UP, 2008). Her articles on race, sexuality, human rights, globalization, diaspora, and Asian American literature have appeared in the /Yale Journal of Criticism, PMLA, Boundary 2, Social Text, Differences, Diaspora/ and in numerous anthologies. She is working on a book manuscript on race, globalization, and postmodernity.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Winter '10 Event

Thursday, January 21, 2010
DePaul Student Center Rm. 325 at 6 pm
2250 North Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Anne Marie Chua Lee of RedStar Costumes and Clothing discusses the world of cosplay

Anne Marie Chua Lee (a.k.a. RedPikachu) is a life long gamer and anime fan. She started sewing in 1995 and became a part of the cosplay community in 2002. Since then, she has attended over 30 conventions in costume and grew into an award-winning cosplayer. After graduating from DePaul, she and her cosplay partner, Renee Werth (a.k.a. AllStarAlice), started an online business called RedStar Costumes and Clothing. RedStar designs original clothing and creates custom costumes, which include wigs, props, and acessories. Today, the business is growing, and they actively participate in conventions across the country as artists, panelists, and costume competition judges. This event is free and open to the public.

Fall '09 Event

Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 6pm
DePaul Humanities Center
DePaul University Art Musem
2350 North Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

The President's Signature Series 2009-2010 presents
Jessica Hagedorn in conversation with Wei Ming Dariotis and Laura Kina

"What does it mean to be a Mixed Asian American Writer/Artist?"

Mixed Race Studies scholar Wei Ming Dariotis, Assistant Professor Asian American Studies San Francisco State University, and Laura Kina, DePaul University Associate Professor Art, Media, & Design, Vincent dePaul Distinguished Professor & Director Asian American Studies, will take on identity, categorization, and issues specific to Asian American mixed heritage populations in their dialogue with award winning writer, screenwriter and performer, Jessica Hagedorn, author of Dogeaters, Dream Jungle, The Gangster of Love, Danger and Beauty, and editor of Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction and Charlie Chan Is Dead 2: At Home in the World. Her next novel, Toxicology, is scheduled for publication by Viking Penguin in 2011. This event is free and open to the public.

This event is co-sponsored by Asian American Studies, The Cultural Center, English, The President’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, OMSA, and The Women’s Center.

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