News & Events

October 7, 2019

My Zócalo Public Square Essay in CityWatch

My Zócalo Public Square essay on why there are so many Filipino nurses in California and how they have changed the practice and politics of healthcare was published in CityWatch. CityWatch is published to encourage grassroots civic engagement through information, ideas and perspective.

October 4, 2019

My Zócalo Public Square Essay in GV Wire

My Zócalo Public Square essay on why there are so many Filipino nurses in California and how they have changed the practice and politics of healthcare was published in GV WireGV Wire strives to objectively explore, explain and expose the complex policy issues that impact our lives. 

September 30, 2019

My Zócalo Public Square Essay on Filipino nurses

My essay on why there are so many Filipino nurses in California and how they have changed the practice and politics of healthcare is on Zócalo Public Square. It is one of 11 essays in a new Zócalo Inquiry that explores the diverse narratives, visions, and contributions of immigrants to California's health care system. 

 

Founded in Los Angeles in 2003, Zócalo Public Square is an ASU Knowledge Enterprise that syndicates their journalism to 290 media outlets worldwide. They are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect people to ideas and to each other by examining essential questions in an accessible, broad-minded, and democratic spirit. 

September 5, 2019

SF.Eater.Com Article on Japanese Food in the Bay Area

I admire Luke Tsai’s food writing. So I was thrilled to be interviewed by him and quoted about Japanese American History in his feature article on Why San Mateo Is the Best Place to Eat Japanese Food in the Bay Area!

 

August 22, 2019

UC Berkeley Social Sciences First Lecture

I did my first official event as a new Associate Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Studies: giving the Social Sciences First Lecture to 1000 incoming students, who plan to major in the social sciences, in Zellerbach Hall! The students were terrific, engaged listeners, and they asked smart, thoughtful questions. Go Bears!

July 30, 2019

New York Times Article on Filipino Food Writer Doreen G. Fernandez

Thank you, Ligaya Mishan, for this luminous feature on Filipino food writer Doreen G. Fernandez in the New York Times; for interviewing chef and activist Aileen Suzara and I about the importance of Fernandez's writing for Filipino Americans; and for announcing that Brill will be reprinting Tikim, her seminal collection of essays on Philippine food and culture, in December 2019. This will be volume 3 of the Brill book series, Gendering the Trans-Pacific World, that I co-edit with Judy Tzu-Chun Wu. The volume will include a foreword by Aileen Suzara and an editor's preface by me.

June 27, 2019

NBC News Article on Asian American Studies Programs 

I’m pleased to have been interviewed and quoted in this NBC News article by Agnes Constante. “We need Asian American studies really now more than ever.” 

 

May 28, 2019

Fiat Vox Podcast Interview

My research on the history of Filipino nurse migration to the U.S. is featured in this Berkeley News podcast and article by Anne Brice. One of the special aspects of this story was the spotlight on UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies major, Georgia Rabara, whose great aunt Mila Rabara is featured in my book Empire of Care. 

April 15, 2019

Electric Lit Reading List By Elaine Castillo

Thank you Elaine Castillo, author of the critically-acclaimed novel America Is Not the Heart, for including Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History in this non-fiction books reading list about the Filipinx American experience. 

April 6, 2019

2019 Organization of American Historians Conference 

Commentator, "Gender and US Imperialism in the Philippines"

Philadelphia, PA 

10:00am-11:30am

April 3, 2019

Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecture 

"Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History"

Samuel Merritt University

Oakland, CA 

5:00pm-6:30pm

March 8, 2019

This Filipino American Life Podcast Shout-out

Thank you @tfalpodcast for the shout-out on Instagram. It's an honor to have my research on Filipino nurse migration featured on this International Womens Day! I loved being interviewed on your podcast in March 2017. Long live Filipino American women’s history!

March 2, 2019

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California Advisory Committee

I’m excited to serve as a member of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California Advisory Committee for the California State Office of Historic Preservation (OHP). The committee helps to identify resources, especially place-based resources, associated with AAPI history in the state. This work is funded by an Underrepresented Community Grant from the National Park Service.

December 8, 2018

International Symposium on Transnational Migration and Qiaoxiang Studies (International Migration Research from a Gendered Vantage Point) 

Invited Presenter, "Migration and Risk: The Filipino Woman in Early Twentieth Century America"

Wuyi University, Jiangmen, China

11:00am-12:20pm 

 

November 26, 2018

 

UC Berkeley History Department Colloquium

Invited Speaker, "If My Friends Could See Me Now: A History of Filipina American Dreams"

3335 Dwinelle Hall

Berkeley, CA

12:00pm-2:00pm

 

November 26, 2018

 

New Publication

"On Histories and Futures of International Adoption"

In Adoption & Culture, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2018, pp. 292-299

November 11, 2018

2018 National Asian and Pacific Islander American Historic Preservation Forum 

Invited Presenter, "Federal Efforts in Elevating APIA Representation and Engagement"

Buchanan YMCA, San Francisco, CA 

10:00am-10:50am

 

November 9, 2018

 

In the Heart Stories: Modern Filipinx American Narrative, Essays, and Work 

Catherine Ceniza Choy

I'm honored to have my story featured in "In the Heart" stories, edited by Jella Roson. "In the Heart" is a journal, a collection of narratives, ideas, and work that highlight and celebrate Filipinx American entrepreneurs, creatives, and leaders.

October 19, 2018

 

UC Irvine Department of History Speaker Series

Invited Speaker, "If My Friends Could See Me Now: Filipina American Dreams"

HG 1002 

Irvine, CA

2:00pm-4:00pm

August 11, 2018

International Federation for Research in Women's History Conference

Panelist, "Gendering the Trans-Pacific"

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

1:15pm-3:15pm 

 

August 1, 2018

UC Berkeley Townsend Center Senior Fellow

I'm excited to be a UC Berkeley Townsend Center Senior Fellow in 2018-19. The purpose of the Fellowship is to further the research of the individual recipients and to enable faculty and graduate students within the humanities to meet and work with colleagues in other disciplines and departments.

July 1, 2018

 

Department Chair of Ethnic Studies

I am honored to serve again as Department Chair of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley in 2018-2019. I previously chaired the Department from 2012-2015.

May 31, 2018

 

New Publication

Chapter 8, "International Adoption and Cultural Insecurity"

In Handbook of Cultural Security, edited by Yasushi Watanabe, (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, May 2018), pp. 146-166

 

May 22, 2018

 

New Publication

Essay 16, "New Asian American Communities: Building and Dismantling"

In Finding a Path Forward: Asian American Pacific Islander National Historic Landmarks Theme Study, edited by Franklin Odo, (U.S. National Park Service), pp. 307-324

May 18, 2018

 

OAH Distinguished Lecture

"In No Man's Shadow: Asian American Women's History"

Danville, CA

9:00am-11:30am

May 12-June 24, 2018

 

A Place of Her Own Art Exhibition

Artist/Essayist, "Private Lives/Public Values in A Place of Her Own"

J-Sei Center, Emeryville, CA

Opening Event, May 12, 2018

2:00pm-5:00pm

April 12, 2018

 

Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting

Panelist, "World War II in the Philippines: The Legacy of Two Nations"

Sacramento, CA

12:45pm-2:15pm

March 29, 2018

 

Association for Asian American Studies Conference

Panelist, "Asian American Pacific Islander Theme Study From National Park Service"

San Francisco, CA

10:00-11:30am

March 8-9, 2018

 

Migration and Risk in the Pacific World Conference

Presenter, "The Filipino Woman in Early Twentieth Century America"

210 Dickinson Hall

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 

10:00-11:30am

March 7, 2018

 

Filipino Migration to France and the US Symposium 

Organizer

Social Science Matrix, Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

12:00-4:30pm

February 22, 2018

 

Importance of the Chinese Exclusion Act: Lessons for Today 

Panelist

Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, UC Berkeley

4:30-6:30p

November 9, 2017

 

Berkeley Blog Post

My latest Berkeley Blog post is about "Remembering the Filipino veterans of World War II" on Veterans Day. It is one of my most personal posts about my Lolo (the Filipino word for grandfather) and the recent Congressional Gold Medal of Honor ceremony to honor these veterans.

November 3, 2017 

Western History Association Conference

Panelist, "Diversifying the Academy"

Terrazza Ballroom, Hilton Mission Bay, San Diego

4:15-5:30pm

November 1, 2017

 

Positively Filipino Video of the Week 

Thank you Positively Filipino for featuring my Fall 2017 Berkeley Writers at Work reading and interview as your Video of the Week!

 

October 30, 2017

 

AJ+ Video on Why There Are So Many Filipino Nurses In The U.S.?

This AJ+ video by producer Sana Saeed features an interview with me and research from my book, Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History (Duke University Press, 2003). The video has gone viral on Facebook with over 3.5 million views!

 

October 18, 2017

 

Video Available of UC Berkeley Fall 2017 Featured Berkeley Writer at Work

The video of my Berkeley Writer at Work reading and interview is now available! 

 

October 11, 2017

 

UC Berkeley Fall 2017 Featured Berkeley Writer at Work

Catherine Ceniza Choy

Morrison Library, 101 Main Library 

12:00-5:30pm

October 5, 2017

 

UC Berkeley Institute of International Studies

Gender and the Trans-Pacific World Program Lecture

Moderator of the lecture, "If I can K-Pop dance, I’ll be part of your beauty revolution," by artist kate-hers RHEE 

180 Doe Library 

4:00-5:30pm

September 30, 2017

 

Institute of International Studies Faculty Interdisciplinary Program

I am the coordinator and one of the faculty organizers of the 2017-2018 IIS faculty interdisciplinary program on "Gender and the Trans-Pacific World." I am thrilled that our program received a second year of funding from UC Berkeley's Institute of International Studies. This program explores the significance of gender and “Pacific World” frameworks to understand the connections between the lands, people, cultures, and environments that are in and border the Pacific Ocean. 

 

June 3, 2017 

Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities

Session Organizer and Comment, "Gendering the Trans-Pacific World: Diaspora, Empire, and Race"

Hofstra University BRESL 111

10:15-11:45am

June 27, 2017

 

UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix Research Team

I am the team leader of the 2017-2018 Social Science Matrix research team on "Migration, Racialization, and Gender: Filipino Migration to France and the United States." This Matrix research team will compare issues of contemporary migration and the racialization of migrants to France and the United States, through a comparative transnational study of Filipino migration in both countries. Researchers on the team will bring perspectives from the fields of ethnic studies, Southeast Asian studies, sociology, Asian American studies, and other relevant domains.

 

May 13, 2017 

University of California, Irvine Center for Critical Korean Studies 

Ends of Adoption Symposium

Panelist, "The Ends of Adoption: Histories and Futures" 

Event Location TBA 

9:00am-6:00pm

May 12, 2017 

University of California, Irvine Department of Asian American Studies 

Panelist, "Gendering the Trans-Pacific World: Creating a New Paradigm & Mentoring in the Academy" 

HIB 135

12:00-1:30pm

April 15, 2017 

Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference, Portland, OR

Panelist, AAAS Presidential Session, "Feminist mentoring at the Crossroads of Care and Giving in the Academy" 

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront (Salem)

8:00-9:30am

April 14, 2017 

Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference, Portland, OR

I had the pleasure of welcoming attendees at the publication launch of the National Park Service Asian American and Pacific Islander National Historic Landmarks Theme Study, edited by Franklin Odo. I am the author of Essay 16, "New Asian American Communities: Building and Dismantling," in this landmark theme study. 

 

April 13, 2017 

Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference, Portland, OR

Panelist, "Rethinking Geography and Publishing: Gendering the Trans-Pacific World"

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront (Sunstone)

10:00-11:30am

SEAD/GTPW Luncheon sponsored by Brill

Join the series editors and board members of Brill’s book series Gendering the Trans-Pacific World (eds. Catherine Ceniza Choy and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu) and Global Southeast Asian Diasporas (eds. Richard Chu, Augusto Espiritu, and Mariam Lam) for light food and refreshments and to discuss your current and future book projects. 

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront (Salon I)

11:45am-12:45pm

 

AAAS Welcome and New Books Reception

Including Gendering the Trans-Pacific World, edited by Catherine Ceniza Choy and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Brill Academic Publishing, 2017.

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront (Salon E)

6:00-7:30pm

April 10, 2017

Symposium Presentation Organized by UC Berkeley Department of Ethnic Studies 

Archivophilia: A Symposium

"Foregrounding Sound and Re-Viewing Intimacy in the History of Asian International Adoption"

554 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

10:00-11:45am

 

April 7, 2017

OAH (Organization of American Historians) Distinguished Lectureship Program 

I am honored to be one of the new OAH distinguished lecturers in 2017-2018. "A speakers bureau dedicated to American history, the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program is a reliable and easy-to-use resource for identifying and contacting leading historians who can share their expertise with your audience."

 

March 16, 2017

New Book 

My co-edited anthology with Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Gendering the Trans-Pacific World, is now available in hardback and as an ebook through Brill Academic Publishing. As the inaugural volume of our new Brill book series, Gendering the Trans-Pacific World: Diaspora, Empire, and Race, this anthology presents an emergent interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary field that highlights the inextricable link between gender and the trans-Pacific world. The anthology features twenty-one chapters by new and established scholars and writers. They collectively examine the geographies of empire, the significance of intimacy and affect, the importance of beauty and the body, and the circulation of culture. This is an ideal volume to introduce advanced undergraduate and graduate students to trans-Pacific Studies and gender as a category of analysis. My deep thanks to Brill, our editorial board, and the contributors! 

 

March 14, 2017

 

This Filipino American Life Podcast Interview 

The latest This Filipino American Life podcast interview, Episode 10, features my research: "TFAL got a chance to discuss Ceniza-Choy’s award-winning book Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History (Duke University Press, 2003), which explored how and why the Philippines became the world’s leading exporter of nurses to the United States." This Filipino American Life is a podcast that explores the nuanced experiences of Filipinos in the United States. 

March 10, 2017

Invited Panel Presentation Organized by Stanford University

Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity 

Conference on Women of Color in the Academy--Staying Fit: Mind, Body, and Soul

"Intellectual Authenticity and Academic Success"

Gold Lounge, Faculty Club, Stanford University

4:15-5:30pm

March 6, 2017

 

LinkedIn Post

My latest LinkedIn post is "Take Three: Three Tips for Giving Conference Presentations." It features three major tips or takeaways that I shared in my talk, “Conference Presentations 101,” which was organized by UC Berkeley’s Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Working Group.

March 2, 2017

Presentation Organized by Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies Working Group

"Conference Presentations 101: Q & A with Professor Catherine Choy""

554 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

1:00-2:00pm

 

March 1, 2017

Invited Lecture Organized by Sonoma State University's

First Year Experience Program on "Identity and Global Challenges"

"No Longer Silent: Artistic Expressions of International Adoption"

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California

12:00-12:50pm

February 16, 2017

Public Lecture  Organized by Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group

"In No Man's Shadow: Apolonia Dangzalan, Filipina Businesswoman,

Watsonville, CA, 1927-1977"

341 Dwinelle Hall, DSSEAS Library (Level F/G) , UC Berkeley

3:30-5:00pm

January  21, 2017

FANHS-SF Bay Area Leadership Conference, San Francisco , CA

Panelist, "Relevance of Filipino American Studies/Ethnic Studies for Leadership and Careers"

San Francisco State University Jack Adams Hall

10:15-11:45am

November 17, 2016

UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender Thursday Forum Series 

"Remapping Homelands: Cultural Production Across Borders"

Presenter, "No Longer Silent: Asian International Adoption and Cultural Production"

691 Barrows Hall

4:00-5:30pm

 

November 13, 2016

"Cheers to Muses" Reading Plus New Work, Berkeley, CA

With Catherine Ceniza Choy, Roshni Rustomji, Shizue Seigel, Maw Shein Win

To Celebrate the Asian American Women Artists Association's 25th Anniversary

Eastwind Books of Berkeley

3:00-5:00pm

October 30, 2016

 

Korea and the World Podcast Press 

The New York Times Race/Related Newsletter, "Around the Web: Here are some of the stories that we’re talking about," features my Korea and the World podcast interview on the history of Asian international adoption.

 

October 29, 2016

 

WWII in the Philippines Conference, San Francisco, CA

Panelist, "The Role of Nurses in Bataan & Corregidor and the Prison Camps"

Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library

2:00-2:40pm

October 27, 2016

 

Berkeley Blog Post

On October 26, 2016, Pilipino American student organizations hosted Sproul Visibility Day, an event that honors Filipino American History Month and makes visible the presence of Filipino Americans at UC Berkeley. They invited me to be a speaker at this event. My post, "What Filipino American History Makes Visible" is the transcript of my speech. 

October 14, 2016

 

Korea and the World Podcast Interview 

The latest Korea and the World podcast interview, Episode 75, features my research: "To learn more about the adoptions that link America and Korea, we had the pleasure to interview Catherine Ceniza Choy. She spoke to us about the historical roots of this phenomenon and the intentions that drive it, the particular development of adoptions from Korea to the United States, and the many interpretations and problems that arise from them." Korea and the World is a podcast that interviews academics, professionals and intellectuals living and working in South Korea on current political, economic and societal issues. 

 

October 5, 2016

 

UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix Symposium

I co-organized a one-day symposium on "Philippine Diasporas: Race, Gender, and Intimacy" with Professor Gwénola Ricordeau of the University of Lille, France. The symposium featured two panels on "Cultural Currents" and "Labor Flows" and a keynote presentation by Professor Ricordeau on Filipino migrations to France. 

 

September 2, 2016

 

Institute of International Studies Faculty Interdisciplinary Program

I am the coordinator and one of the faculty organizers of the 2016-17 IIS faculty interdisciplinary program on "Gender and the Trans-Pacific World." This program explores the significance of gender and “Pacific World” frameworks to understand the connections between the lands, people, cultures, and environments that are in and border the Pacific Ocean. 

August 6, 2016

American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch Annual Conference

Waikoloa, Hawai'i

Chair, Session 33, "Race and Empire in Asia and the Pacific"

8:30-10:00am

August 5, 2016

American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch Annual Conference

Waikoloa, Hawai'i

Panelist, Session 6, "Reimagining the Future of Asian American and Pacific Islander Pasts"

8:30-10:00am

 

July 14, 2016

Essay Publication

My essay, "No Longer Silent: The Adopted Diaspora's Return to Korea," is now published online by Fulbright Korea's Infusion. It is a condensed and revised version of an invited presentation I delivered at the 2015 Situations International Conference on "Ethnic Minorities and Diasporas in the Asian States" at Yonsei University.

June 27, 2016

 

UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix Prospecting Research Team

I am the team leader for the Fall 2016 Social Science Matrix prospecting research team on "Migration, Racialization, and Gender: Filipino Migration to France and the United States." This Matrix prospecting team will compare issues of contemporary migration and the racialization of migrants to France and the United States, through a comparative transnational study of Filipino migration in both countries. Researchers on the team will bring perspectives from the fields of ethnic studies, Southeast Asian studies, sociology, Asian American studies, and other relevant domains. The group will include representatives from outside organizations, such as Oakland-based Filipino Advocates for Justice, and organize a one-day symposium on “Philippine Diasporas: Race, Gender, and Intimacy.”

June 17, 2016

 

Public Lecture, KoRoot Guesthouse, Seoul, South Korea 

"Korean International Adoption in Asian American History and Literature" with Greg Choy

KoRoot Monthly Lecture Series 

125-10 Jahamun-ro, Jongno-gu 

7pm - 9pm

 

May 8, 2016

 

Panel Discussion, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea 

"On Curricula of Freedom, Ethnic Studies, Filipino Migration History" with Emil A. De Guzman and Gregory Paul Choy

Asia and Migration International Symposium on "Contact Points: Archiving Rights to Housing and Sunshine in Asia" 

Theater3, ACC Library Park B3 

10:00-18:00

April 28, 2016

 

Empire of Care Press 

A Chicago Tribune news story, "Rare photos, interviews honor memory of 8 nurses slain by Richard Speck," highlights Empire of Care and an interview with me. Reporter Rosemary Regina Sobol writes: "But 50 years ago, the murders were perhaps as shocking in the Philippines as they were in Chicago. Catherine Ceniza Choy, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, writes about the three exchange nurses extensively in 'Empire of Care,' her history of Filipino nurses in the United States. She teaches her students about them and what they meant in both countries.'For Filipinos and Filipino Americans who came of age during the 1960s,' she said in a recent email, 'I think Gargullo and Pasion are remembered as nurses who encountered American violence and tragedy, and Amurao is remembered as the nurse who used her wits to survive.'" 

 

April 27, 2016

 

Public Lecture, Yonsei International Campus, Songdo, Incheon 

Asian Studies Division Special Lecture Series

"Global Families: A Histoy of Asian International Adoption in America"

Veritas Hall B, Room 204

5:00-6:30PM

 

March 29, 2016

 

Global Families Promotions on BookGrabbr and NYU Press 

NYU Press has uploaded a free extended preview of Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America on BookGrabbr! A 20% discount is available when you order Global Families on the NYU Press website! (Enter the code KAD20 at checkout.)

 

March 26, 2016

 

Berkeley Blog and From the Square: The NYUPress Blog Post

My post, "Adoption History and Women's History Month," honors women pioneers in Asian international and transracial adoption, but also urges readers to reflect on women who are missing from this history: "My hope for Women’s History Month is that, in addition to raising awareness of documented women’s milestones, it raises critical questions about absences in women’s histories and encourages reflection on the most humane ways to address these inequalities." 

 

March 4, 2016

 

Global Families Press 

The Korean American Data Bank of the Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College posted a featured book review and summary of Global Families. This Data Bank provides centralized resources for conducting research, writing proposals, and policy-making on the subject of Korean Americans and other overseas Koreans. The main objective of the Data Bank is to globally disseminate data and information about Korean Americans to social service agencies and other Korean community organizations, Korean-American scholars, Korean government agencies, and other individuals and organizations that need data.

 

March 1, 2016

Global Families Press 

In her online essay, "Asian International Adoptions," for the Oxford Research Encyclopedias of American History, historian Allison Varzally notes that “Writings that focus specifically upon Asian international adoption have multiplied in recent years, evidence of the complexity of the subject, the anniversaries of key events, and the greater visibility of adoptees. . . . Catherine Ceniza Choy’s engaging Global Families is the most comprehensive treatment of Asian international adoption to date.”

 

February 12, 2016

 

Academic Writing Workshop, Mahidol University, Salaya, Thailand 

Hosted by the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies and the Ph.D. Program in Multicultural Studies

"Finding Academic Voice and Framing Academic Articles"

Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, 1st Floor

10:00-12:00

 

February 11, 2016

 

Public Lecture, Mahidol University, Salaya, Thailand 

Hosted by the Ph.D. Program in Multicultural Studies

"Global Flows of Care: Philippine Nursing and Migration"

Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Room 514

13:00-16:00

 

February 10, 2016

 

Guest Lecture, Mahidol University, Salaya, Thailand

Hosted by the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies

"Confronting Race in Global Flows Between Asia and America"

Graduate Seminar HPHR 504 "Human Rights in Asia"

9:00-12:00

 

February 1, 2016

 

Chapter Publication

My chapter, "A History of Asian International Adoption in the United States," is now published in The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History, edited by David K. Yoo and Eiichiro Azuma. Order online at www.oup.com/us with promotion code AAFLYG6 to save 30%! The chapter was originally published online in The Oxford Handbook Online in December 2013. 

 

January 10, 2016

 

Global Families Book Review

A thoughtful review article by Giovanna Bacchiddu entitled "'Living at the margins of difference': transnational and transracial adoption and the re-formulation of the American family and of its members' assumptions" features Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America.  It appears in Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale (2015) 23:4, 510-514. Social Anthropology/ Anthropologie Sociale is the journal of the European Association of Social Anthropologists.

  

December 19, 2015

 

Empire of Care Book Review

Julien Debonneville reviewed my first book Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History in the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 issue of the French journal Genre & Histoire. The review is now available online.  It's lovely to know that the book continues to be relevant over a decade after its publication.

 

December 5, 2015 

 

Fulbright Program Press

My family and I are part of a Storify segment on Fulbright Thanksgiving celebrations around the world!  You can see our Fulbright Thanksgiving story if you scroll about mid-way through the webpage.  We celebrated our Fulbright Thanksgiving over a Korean barbecue dinner, coffee, and dessert in Gwangju, South Korea.

 

December 4, 2015

 

2015 Situations International Conference, Yonsei University 

Seoul, South Korea

Conference Theme: "Ethnic Minorities and Diasporas in the Asian Context:

Representations, Confrontations, and Negotiations"

Talk Title: "No Longer Silent: On the Adopted Korean Diaspora's Return to Korea"

2:45-3:15pm

Oak Room, Sangnam Institute of Management 

 

December 2, 2015

 

Global Families Press

Mark Woods highlights the publication of Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in "Bookmarks," a section of Pomona College Magazine.  I am a proud alumna of the Pomona College Class of 1991. 

 

November 30, 2015

 

Public Lecture, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea

Hosted by the Department of Philosophy

"Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America"

16:00-18:00

Hyeongong Lecture Room (College of Liberal Arts 1, Room 313)

 

November 29, 2015

 

Global Families Press

I am thrilled to learn that Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America is featured in Adoptee Reading Resource: Books Written & Recommended By Adoptees!  

 

November 5, 2015

 

Author Skype Discussion with Boston Korean Adoptees, Inc.

KADtalk: a literature and film discussion group

Featuring Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America

Cambridge, MA

7:00pm

 

November 4, 2015

 

Yonsei Sinchon Campus Chapel Message

Seoul, South Korea

Chapel Message Title: "How Do You Want To Be?"

Luce Chapel

1:00-1:45pm

 

October 30, 2015

 

Fulbright Forum Presentation

Seoul, South Korea

"Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America"

Fulbright Building, 6th Floor

7:00-8:30pm

 

October 13, 2015

 

Yonsei International Campus Chapel Message

Songdo, Incheon, South Korea

Chapel Message Title: "How Do You Want To Be?"

Vision Hall, 3rd Floor

10:00-10:50am and 11:00-11:50am

 

September 8, 2015

 

Berkeley Blog and LinkedIn Post

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike, my post, "Remembering the Filipino American Origins of the Delano Grape Strike," appears on the Berkeley Blog and LinkedIn: "The strike involved both Filipino and Mexican American labor leaders and farmworkers who overcame their fears of violence and, among themselves, cultural mistrust in order to advocate for justice for all workers. . . On this 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike, our historical amnesia about the role of Filipinos in U.S. histories of expansionism, migration, and labor must change."

 

September 2, 2015

 

Empire of Care and Global Families Press

I am thrilled to be among "10 Contemporary Filipina Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading" by FilipiKnow: "Women have been writing amazing books about Filipino life and culture for as long as we can remember, and it makes no sense that our attentions be skewed so heavily in favor of the men’s. For the sake of those who need a greater push into spotlight, we are featuring 10 Filipino women writers whose works you definitely have to read."

 

September 1, 2015

 

LinkedIn Post

Today I officially begin my 2015-16 appointment as a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer at Yonsei University in Korea.  I will be teaching seminars on Asian American history, gender, and the trans-Pacific world at Yonsei's Underwood International College on the Yonsei International Campus in Songdo.  I write about applying for a Fulbright award in my latest LinkedIn post, "The Fulbright Deadline for U.S. Scholars Just Passed: Why Now Is the Time to Start Thinking About Your Application for 2017-2018."

 

August 19, 2015

 

IASA (International American Studies Association) 7th World Congress 

ASAK (American Studies Association of Korea) 50th International  Conference 

Seoul, South Korea

Session 32, "Looking after Americas: Health and the US"

Hoam Faculty House (Camellia), Seoul National University 

1:00-2:30PM

 

July 27, 2015

 

LinkedIn Post

Earlier this month, I started publishing posts on academia and writing on LinkedIn. I greatly appreciate the positive feedback I have received from faculty, graduate students, and former undergraduate students! In my LinkedIn post #4, "Rethinking Writing as a Source of Immediate Rewards,"​ I ask: What might happen if academics reconceptualized writing as a source of immediate rewards instead of the long and arduous path to our major career goals? 

 

June 27, 2015

 

APALA (Asian Pacific American Librarians Association) 2015 President's Program

American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA

Panel Title, "Global Roots, Local Identities: Asian International Adoption and Advocacy"

Moscone Convention Center, 236-238 (S)

4:30-5:30PM

 

April 7, 2015

 

Asian Heritage Month Lecture, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 

“Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America” 

Dayton Campus, E163 Student Union

2:00-3:30PM

 

March 5, 2015

 

University of California, Santa Barbara Conference

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Department of Asian American Studies

Panel Title, “Asian American Studies at a Crossroads” 

UCSB Loma Pelona Center

6:30-8:00PM

 

January 15, 2015

 

Public Lecture, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

“Reflections on Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America” 

NCCU Social Sciences Information Center

10:50-11:50AM

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