Asian American Studies graduate student conference featured in Indiana Daily Student
Oct 2, 2009, 13:09 PM
The Sept. 27 edition of the Indiana Daily Student featured coverage of the inaugural Asian American Studies graduate student conference, held Sept. 25-26 in Bloomington, Ind. The conference brought together more than 40 graduate students and faculty from across the...
The conference was jointly hosted by Indiana University and Purdue University. It was funded by the CIC's Asian American Studies Consortium.The article cites the keynote address delivered by University of Minnesota professor Josephine Lee, the director of the CIC Asian American Studies Consortium. “Universities are not in a position to open new programs, which weighs on us heavily,” Lee said in her lecture. “It hints to a rough journey. I wish I had a guide book, but my journey has not been smooth or polished.”
The article quotes Bennett Bertenthal, IU's dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, as saying, “It shows our commitment in not only Asian American Studies, but also in ethnic studies. We want them to thrive and expand at IU.”