Lectures examine changing conceptions of nation, state, and citizenship in Asia and diaspora

Author: Liu Institute

Asian Re Visions
A six-part lecture series by the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies at the University of Notre Dame will examine how diverse populations in Asia and Asian diasporas are remaking the definitions and practices of nation, state, and citizenship.

The series Asian (Re)Visions of Nation, State, and Citizenship will host guest lecturers from political science, sociology, and anthropology whose work challenges universalizing models of politics and highlights novel ways state and civic actors across Asia and Asian diasporas practice and contest politics rooted in their day-to-day experiences.

All events, whether virtual or in person, are free and open to the public. The University of Notre Dame requires all visitors to wear masks indoors.

"This series offers perspectives from top scholars who are transforming the field of Asian studies"—Jonathan Noble

“Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent and in the past decade has seen rapid economic and social change,” said Jonathan Noble, interim director for the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and Notre Dame’s senior Assistant Provost for Internationalization. “This series offers perspectives from top scholars who are transforming the field of Asian studies through a range of disciplines. We’re grateful to our Liu Institute professors for thoughtfully organizing this series.”

Asian (Re)Visions was organized by three professors at the Keough School of Global Affairs, who are also faculty fellows of the Liu Institute: Julia Kowalski, assistant professor of global affairs, whose research focuses on gender, kinship, and women’s rights in India; Sharon Yoon, assistant professor of Korean studies, who specializes in migration and diasporas in Asia; and Kyle Jaros, associate professor of global affairs, whose work focuses on China’s politics of urban and regional development and intergovernmental relations.

CONFIRMED LECTURERS AND EVENT INFORMATION
Nadia Kim

Nadia Kim, professor of sociology and Asian & Asian American studies, Loyola Marymount University
“'Our Community Has Boundaries': LA’s Immigrant Women Activists on Embodiment, Race, Class, and Morality"
12:00-1:00 p.m., October 4
Zoom registration is required for this virtual event at https://notredame.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7I8PMk6vTRu4dxpoEil3hw/


Jeremy Lee Wallace

Jeremy Wallace, associate professor of government, Cornell University
Lecture title to come
3:30-4:45 p.m., October 14
Zoom registration is required for this virtual event at https://notredame.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XUOa5O-pRQya6isruzx7gA


Ravinder Kaur

Ravinder Kaur, associate professor of modern South Asian studies, University of Copenhagen
Lecture title to come
12:00 p.m., November 15 
Zoom registration is required for this virtual event at https://notredame.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q_Dw-OioT4qdQ6vMdjQXXA


Details are forthcoming for spring appearances by Radhika Govindrajan, associate professor of anthropology, University of  Washington; Diana Fu, associate professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto; and Eleana Kim, associate professor of anthropology, University of California, Irvine.

The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies provides integrated and multidisciplinary research and teaching on Asia. The Institute also promotes general awareness, understanding, and knowledge of Asia through public events and supporting student and faculty scholarship and engagement with partners in Asia. The Institute, part of the Keough School of Global Affairs, was established in 2010 by a gift from the RM Liu Foundation that supports the philanthropic activities of Robert and Mimi Liu and their children, Emily and Justin, both Notre Dame graduates.