Week 7 - Asian American Studies 20A: Introduction to the...

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Asian American Studies 20A: Introduction to the History of Asians in the United States Spring 2008 Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy Week Seven Tuesday, March 4 AAHAP Historical Documents Collection (Yoshiko Uchida Papers) The watershed of World War II for Asian Americans Employment opportunities U.S. naturalization and citizenship Thursday, March 6 Guest lecture by Irum Shiekh on the history of Muslims in the United States Dr. Irum Shiekh is a filmmaker and an Ethnic Studies scholar. She received her Ph.d. in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley. She is a post-doctoral fellow for the Asian American Studies Center and Oral History Center for the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Shiekh’s research areas include the topics of September 11, representations of race and gender, and the internment of Japanese-Latin Americans. Her dissertation entitled "September 11 Detentions: Racial Formation and a Hegemonic Discourse of Muslim Terrorist" uses theories of racial formations and hegemony to illustrate the racialization of Muslims before and after 9/11. Dr. Shiekh's latest documentary about the Japanese- Latin American internment during World War II entitled, “ Hidden Internment: The Art Shibayama Story
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