Member Nhi Lieu: 'I Engaged with Scholars in My Field'

NCIS Board member Nhi T. Lieu, a scholar in American Ethnic and Culturla Studies and Gender and Women's Studeies, recently was awarded an NCIS conference grant and report her on her work at the event, the Association of Asican American Studies conference.

I attended the annual conference for the Association of Asian American Studies in Miami April 28–30.  The conference theme was : “Gateways, Ports and Portals:  Re-imagining Points of Departure for Asian American Studies.”I presented at a roundtable discussion on the panel “Refugees and the Art of Re/Creation:  Pleasures and Leisure as sites of Social and Political Critiques.”

I engaged with scholars in my field and attended panels that supported my interests in cultural studies and new work on fashion, beauty, and consumer capitalism. I serve on the board for the Journal of Asian American Studies (Johns Hopkins University Press) and was also able to attend their meeting.  Overall, it was a productive conference that enabled me to have important scholarly conversations in my field.

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