THE STATE OF ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES AT PRINCETON - WED, NOVEMBER 10, 2021
Hear from three Asian American Studies faculty members, Professor Anne Cheng '85, Professor Beth Lew-Williams, and Professor Paul Nadal, about their perspectives on AAS at Princeton.
The A4P Asian American Studies event series is proud to announce a rare opportunity to hear from three Asian American Studies faculty members, Professor Anne Cheng '85, Professor Beth Lew-Williams, and Professor Paul Nadal, about their perspectives on Asian American Studies at Princeton. Please join us for an hour of learning from our faculty, and then a half hour afterwards in an optional social.
Evan Kratzer '16 will moderate the panel. He is an A4P Senior Prize Award recipient and is currently a law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
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Professor Anne Cheng '85
Anne Anlin Cheng is Professor of English, and affiliated faculty in the Program in American Studies, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Committee on Film Studies. She is an interdisciplinary and comparative race scholar who focuses on the uneasy intersection between politics and aesthetics, drawing from literary theory, race and gender studies, film and architectural theory, legal studies, psychoanalysis, and critical food studies. Cheng received her B.A. in English and creative writing from Princeton University, her masters in English and creative writing from Stanford University, and her Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to returning to Princeton to join the faculty, she taught at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley.
Professor Beth Lew-WIlliams
Beth Lew-Williams is an associate professor of history and the Philip and Beulah Rollins Bicentennial Preceptor at Princeton. She is a historian of race and migration in the United States, specializing in Asian American history. Her book, “The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America,” won the Ray Allen Billington Prize and the Ellis W. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians, and the Vincent P. DeSantis Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her doctorate in history from Stanford. She has held fellowships from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies.
Professor Paul Nadal
Paul Nadal is an Assistant Professor of English and American Studies at Princeton University, where he teaches courses on Asian American and global anglophone literature. His book manuscript, Remittance Fiction, threads together literary and economic analysis in order to explain how the Philippines came to be one of largest labor-exporting economies in the world today—and the writer’s role within this social transformation. He holds an MA in Asian American Studies from UCLA and a PhD in Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley. Before joining the Princeton faculty in 2018, he held an Andrew Mellon postdoctoral fellowship in Asian American Studies at Wellesley College.