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Institute News

Call for Proposals: Grants in Asian American Research

For UC Berkeley Faculty and Graduate Students

Application deadline: October 18, 2021, 5:00pm PT

The Asian American Research Center (AARC) invites proposals from current UCB faculty and graduate students working on scholarly, community engagement, and/or creative projects that focus on Asian American populations. We seek projects that center Asian American perspectives, agency, and epistemologies. We are especially interested in funding projects that engage communities as partners and/or involve Asian American populations. Faculty awards are up $10,000; graduate student awards are up to $5,000. More information and the applications are available online.

The Painful History of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes in America

Over the last year, crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander population in America has increased by 146 percent. Many link the cause to the Trump administration's use of racist rhetoric when addressing the coronavirus crisis. In this CBS News article, Lok Siu, Chair of ISSI's Asian American Research Center, pinpoints economic and political crises as another reason, "A battered economy has always been one of the root causes for scapegoating Asian Americans." She also brings attention to the harmful impact of the phrase "model minority."

Upsetting the (Schooling) Set Up

ISSI Graduate Fellow David Philoxene is a co-author of "Upsetting the (Schooling) set up: autoethnography as critical race methodology" in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. In this article, the authors use "generative autoethnography – a collective spin-story – to illustrate how their past personal experiences are present in their current educational lives," and aim to disrupt and transform the existing racial order through Critical Race Theory.

Featured Books


Jennifer L. Johnson (University of Texas Press, 2021)

John Aubrey Douglass (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021)

Charles Briggs (Utah State University Press, 2021)

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