Toward a Transnational Asian American Studies: Afro-Asian Encounters in the Caribbean
Kathleen López is Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies (LCS) and the Department of History at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She is the author of Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History (UNC 2013) and a contributor to the recently published volumes Immigration and National Identities in Latin America (Florida 2014), Critical Terms in Caribbean and Latin American Thought (Palgrave 2016), and Imagining Asia in the Americas (Rutgers 2016). She belongs to the Collective for Asian American Studies at Rutgers University and the Section for Asia and the Americas of the Latin American Studies Association. Her research and teaching focus on the historical intersections between Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, postemancipation Caribbean societies, race and ethnicity in the Americas, and international migration.