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Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies 2021 Capstone Conference

ASIAN & MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN STUDIES 2021 CAPSTONE CONFERENCE

This year conference will be held on April 27th and May 4th.
Please check below for full schedule.

Tuesday, April 27 , 5:00 - 6:20 pm

1. Asia Prentiss, “Let's Talk Representation: Examining Saudi Women in Film”
2. Margot Cunningham, "Not Your Average Cup of Coffee: The Phenomenon of Eccentric and Aesthetic Western-Style Coffee Shops in Chiang Mai, Thailand"
3. Kelly Shea, “The Construction of a “Good Wife” in Clerical Marriage: Temple Wives and the Development of Their Role as Religious Professionals in the Jodo Shinshu Tradition”
4. Evie Tsow, “Taking out the Trash in Taiwan: A Model of Municipal Waste Management”

Faculty Discussant: Professor Rani Mullen

Tuesday, April 27 , 6:30 - 7:50 pm

1. Zoe Marquez, “Perceptions of Mental Health Among Asian Americans at a Predominantly White Institution”
2. Luigi Almirante, “Filipino American Mental Health Disparities & the Cultural Salience of Hiya”
3. Marcus Bengzon, “Foreign Arguments: Tracing the Asian American Immigrant Through the U.S. Court System into Present Day Immigration Policy”
4. Charlotte Mines, “The Many Faces of Hawala”

Faculty Discussants: Professor Deenesh Sohoni and Professor Chinua Thelwell

Zoom Meeting ID: 930 3808 5653,  Contact: Prof Andrea Wright - agwright@wm.edu

Tuesday, May 4, 5:00 - 5:50 pm

1. Meg Wilder, “The Logic of Settler-Colonialism at Work in Israel/Palestine”
2. Jenna Kitts, “Linguistic Hegemony and Language Ideology in the Educational Spheres of Morocco and Palestine”
3. Zach Thornton, “The Devil in Duhok: Yazidi Religion and Resilience post-Islamic State”

Faculty Discussant: Professor Stephen Sheehi

Tuesday, May 4, 6:00 - 6:50 pm

1.Malik Obeidallah, “Implicit Biases: Root Causes and Effects on Asian American Health Outcomes”
2. Jamelah Marie Jacob, “Meet the ‘Lumpia Filipino’: Self-Orientalization, Neocolonialism, and Identity in Filipino America”
3. Nandhini Nallamotu, “The “Live-In”: How Does Bollywood Represent Relationships Domestically and in the Diaspora?”

Faculty Discussants: Professor Claire Pamment and Professor Anne Rasmussen

Tuesday, May 4, 7:00 - 7:50 pm

1. Mads Emmett, “Contentious Vulnerability: Infrastructural Assemblages and Environmental Justice”
2. Athena Benton, “American Small Family Farms and their Role in Community-Oriented Mutual Aid”
3. Saha Vishwanath, “A Traveler's Two Cents”

Faculty Discussants: Professor Jonathan Glasser and Professor Emily Wilcox

Zoom Meeting ID: 930 3808 5653,  Contact: Prof Andrea Wright - agwright@wm.edu