Spring 2015 Courses

The Spring 2015 courses have been posted. Download a copy here.

If you would like to get more information about the courses we are offering this spring 2015, please attend our Spring 2015 Course Info Session on Wednesday, November 5th at 4:30pm in Lincoln 1121, Pomona College. Some faculty will be there to answer questions you may have about their courses.

Spring 2013 ~ Activist/Artist in Residence: Denise Uyehara

2/13 – 3/9, 2013
Denise Uyehara: Memory and the Occupied Body

IDAAS Activist/Artist in Residence, Spring 2013

  • Opening Performative Talk: Shedding Light on Memory & the Occupied Body.
    February 13th, 2013
    7:00 p.m., Benson Auditorium, Pitzer
  • Community Workshops (limited space available!): To apply to participate, please fill out online form. Must attend all three sessions plus the closing show.
    Three consecutive Saturdays – Feb. 16, Feb. 23, and Mar. 2
    1:00-5:00 p.m.
  • In-Class Workshops (ASAM187): Arts and Activism (SC) with Erin O’Brien as facilitator with students; four consecutive in-class workshops.
    Feb. 14, 21, 28 and March 7: co-facilitated with Denise Uyehara, 2 hours and 50 minutes each.
  • Closing/Showing: Culmination of the interdisciplinary performances developed by the participants in the community workshops and ASAM 187 class.
    Saturday, March 9, daytime (time TBA) in Kallick Family Gallery at Pitzer College.

Get the details here.

Thank you to our co-sponsors: Pitzer College Campus Life Committee, Pacific Basin Institute, Pomona College Museum of Art, Pomona College Public Events Fund, Intercollegiate Women’s Studies, Intercollegiate Media Studies, Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE), Scripps Asian American Student Union (AASU), Queer Resource Center and more.

11/27/2012 ~ Yen Le Espiritu: Home Bound: Studying Filipino American Lives

Dr. Yen Le Espiritu is one of the foremost scholars in the field of Asian American Studies and is the author of such foundational works as Asian American Pan-Ethnicity: Bridging Institutions and Identities and Asian American Women and Men: Labor, Laws, and Love. For this talk, Dr. Espiritu will be discussing her experiences researching Filipino American communities in Southern California.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Rescheduled to Tuesday, November 27, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Broad Hall 214, Pitzer College

11/14/2012 ~ Faculty Brown Bag with CGU Professor Susan Paik

“Asian American Diversity and Education: Historical Perspectives on Current Issues”

As the fastest-growing immigrant population in the U.S., Asian Americans are diverse in culture, tradition, language, and history. This presentation provides a survey of the historical context of immigration of all major Asian American groups, and links these experiences to their current educational outcomes. Based on an adapted model of incorporation, the findings illustrate the diversity that exists across major Asian American groups in terms of immigration, acculturation, and educational attainment. Co-ethnic communities, government policies, and societal reception are also important factors that impact their upward mobility. While many Asian Americans in general perform well in schools, some groups continue to struggle academically. Key stakeholders can collaborate and build partnerships to support positive opportunity structures.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
12:00 p.m.
IDAAS Seminar Room, Lincoln 1121, Pomona

Read Prof. Paik’s bio here.

11/12/2012 ~ Spring 2013 Course Info Session

Monday, November 12, 2012
4:15-5:30 p.m.
IDAAS Seminar Room, Lincoln 1121, Pomona College

We are offering new courses in spring 2013: ASAM 75 Asian American and Queer Zines, ASAM 128 Tattoos, Piercing and Body Adornment, and ASAM 189HIST Globalization and Oceania: Hawai’i and Tonga. Come by and learn about these and other IDAAS courses. Enjoy some snacks and chat with the professors.

10/2/12 ~ Kristina Wong: Going Green the Wong Way


Kristina Wong’s GOING GREEN THE WONG WAY is a humorous theatrical show about the culture and challenges of pursuing green living in Los Angeles. Kristina Wong is a multidisciplinary performance artist who integrates race, gender, and class into her work.  Through her incisive use of humor, Wong recounts in GOING GREEN THE WONG WAY the adventures of her life-long attempt at sustainable living and the challenges & triumphs of being eco-friendly. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Benson Auditorium, Pitzer

Event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by (partial list): Pomona College Dean of Students Office, Asian American Resource Center

9/26/12 ~ Open House

Please join us in the 6th annual Africana Studies, Asian American Studies and Chican@-Latin@ Studies Joint Open House.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
4:15-5:30 p.m.
Intercollegiate Lounge, Lincoln Building, Pomona