Visiting Lecturer in Asian American Studies, Spring Semester 2022



Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a part-time visiting lecturer for spring semester 2022 to teach one course titled “Asian American Women’s Experiences.” Applicants should be ABD or have a Ph.D. in ethnic studies, Asian American Studies, history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, or other disciplines or interdisciplinary studies appropriate to this subject.  Teaching experience preferred.

Please submit in PDF form, a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference via email to Professor Hung Cam Thai at Committee review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Scripps College is one of the seven members of The Claremont Colleges cluster located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In keeping with its ongoing commitment to build and support a diverse and equitable academic community, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups. Preference will be given to applicants committed to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

FEC approved: 11/3/21

10/21 @ 6:30pm: Martin F. Manalansan

Keynote speaker, Martin F. Manalansan, Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Wednesday, October 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

“Queerness as Mesh, Queerness as Mess”
This talk is about the possibilities and limits of sociality and affinity in a household of six undocumented queers of color living in New York City. Amidst the precarity of being “illegal” and surviving economic instability, these queers search for and establish affective openings that conjure moments of fabulous world-making.

Co-Sponsors: Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies, Intercollegiate Feminist Center and the American Studies program, Asian American Resource Center, 7C AAPI Advisory Board (AdBoard),Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts (HMC), Anthropology Department (POM),Pacific Basin Institute (POM), and Gender and Women’s Studies Program (POM).

Martin F. Manalansan event flyer

3/5 @ 4:30pm: Signature Event Speaker Series: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

2019-2020 IDAAS Signature Event Speaker Series: Yen Le Espiritu

Thursday, March 5 @ 4:30pm
Hahn Hall 108, Pomona College

Title: From Sea to Shining Sea; United States Continental Imperialism

Lecture Description: Most historians date the beginning of US imperialism to the 1898 US invasions and occupations in the Pacific and Caribbean. In doing so, they characterize the invasions and occupations that led to US claiming sovereignty over its present continental configuration as “expansion” or “manifest destiny.” But, the United States was imperialist from its founding, its split from the British Empire a result of the British settlers in the 13 colonies seeking their own empire, as documented in the Northwest Ordinance, which included maps extending the Atlantic colonies/states to the Pacific. One-hundred years of genocidal warfare against Indigenous Nations across the continent followed, including the military Invasion and occupation of Mexico, annexing the northern half.

Bio: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a historian, writer, and professor emeritus in Ethic Studies at California State University. She is author or editor of 15 books, including Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico and the literary memoir trilogy:  Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie; Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960-1975; and Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War, and her award winning 2014 book, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. Her most recent book is Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment. Forthcoming a book on the US claim to be “a nation of immigrants.”