University Libraries hosts Asian and Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

University Libraries hosted the Asian and Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium on April 27 to a packed and engaging audience of students and faculty from across the disciplines.  About 30 undergraduate and graduate students presented on 16 research projects on art, music, linguistics, cultural studies, Asian and Asian American studies, women’s studies, international relations, philosophy, anthropology, and more.  Faculty discussants, Nerissa Balce, Agnes He, and Eriko Sato, led the discussions in a lively exchange of ideas and suggestions for further research.  This symposium was sponsored by the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies and is part of the Asian Heritage Month events.

  • Alexis Barbera.  “Against White Hegemonic Masculinity:  Reading Violence in Chon’s Gook and Lin’s Better Luck Tomorrow.”
  • Liam Butchart.  “Taoism, Bioethics, and the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
  • Erin Byers.  “From the Outside Looking in:  Foreign Relations with the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Over Time,”
  • Kaylee Hotaling.  “Tying Together Dialectal Stereotypes with Civic Nationalism in Korea.”
  • Amy Kahng.  “Containment on the Frontier:  Chiura Obata’s Internment Landscapes.”
  • Shawn Kim, Hasna Naseer, Reyva Jamdar.  “(Bounded) Political Friendship?  Test of Panethnic Processes for Asians in the US,”
  • Bryan Le.  “The Significance of Paris by Night: A Cultural and Political Phenomenon.”
  • Joyce Lin, Martin Kordas, Nicole Miller, Minting Wu, Jocelyn Liu.  “Fashion Culture in Japan.”
  • Alyssa Salvador.  “How do Advertisements in the Philippines Allow for the Pervasiveness of Colorism?”
  • Praveen Parthasarathy.  “Is Medical Pluralism Possible?  An Analysis of the Medical Philosophies of Susruta and Caraka for Microscale and Macroscale Medical Pluralism.”
  • Haseena Sahib.  “Mystical Philosophy of Aisha Al-Ba’uniyya,”
  • Zarya Shaikh.  “Barriers to South Asian Collegiate Students’ Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services.”
  • Wei Ting Tian.  “Exploring Chinese International Students’ Study Abroad Experiences in a U.S. University.”
  • Grace B. Wivell, Brielle Arnold, Stephanie Bak, Caitlyn Chen, Thomas Conway, Arwen Fluit, Sabrynne Nicole Lapay Yu, Lawrence Ma, Fransiskus X. Mbete, Erin McCartney, Julia Quansah, Kai Retana, Jade Shen, and Michelle Wang.  “Creating Multilingual Teaching Materials for an Understudied Central Flores Language.”
  • Jenny Chun-I Yang.  “Culture and Storytelling:  A Comparison of Literature Between Western and Asian Authors.”

Faculty advisors, Gregory Ruf and Yi Wang, organized the symposium with students, Alexis Barbera and Abudurexiti Kaiwushaer.

Janet Clarke

Janet Clarke

Associate Dean, Research & User Engagement at Stony Brook University Libraries
Janet Clarke
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