Asian American Studies Lecture Series

Since 2015, the Asian American Studies Lecture Series has brought speakers from across the arts, humanities, and social sciences to Princeton to explore diverse aspects of this continually evolving field.

In 2019-20, in collaboration with the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of English, the series is dedicated to contemporary Asian American letters, to showcase the recent explosion of Asian American creative writers and to highlight the expansive geopolitical diversity of what constitutes Asian American letters today.

Academic Year 2019-20 Co-organizers

  • Anne A. Cheng, professor of English and American studies; director, Program in American Studies
  • Paul Nadal, assistant professor of English and American studies
  • Sarah Malone, communications and events manager, Program in American Studies

Recent Events

Photo of Monica Youn and Jenny Zhang in conversation, moderated by Paul Nadal
Monica Youn, Jenny Zhang: writing hybridity, redefining expectations
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Jia Tolentino and Yiyun Li. From a video by Dan Elghossain
Yiyun Li, Jia Tolentino explore instinct, motivation through story, essay
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Photo of Princeton University students and faculty with writers Elaine Castillo and Jessica Hagedorn
Elaine Castillo, Jessica Hagedorn open 2019-20 series
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Photo of Janelle Wong, professor of Asian American studies at the University of Maryland, lecturing at Princeton on March 28, 2019. Photo by Sarah Malone.
Janelle Wong examines ‘Coalitions and Cleavages’
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Photo of Kandice Chuh lecturing on March 7, 2019.
Kandice Chuh lectures on ‘Asian Americanist Critique’
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Photo of David L. Eng. Photo by Sarah Malone
David Eng discusses melancholy and dissociation
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