Working Group on Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies

This informal group of faculty and students, based atBrandeisUniversity (but with members and interlocutors elsewhere)shareinterests in the comparative study of societies andcommunitiesthroughout Asia and the Asian diasporas. Our interestsinclude: publicculture, trans-local flows of cosmpolitanism, health andsocialmedicine, mass media, the arts, gender politics, internationalandcommunity development, comparative sexuality and sexual identities,andcomparative ritual and cosmology.

Contact: Ellen Schattschneider (

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Upcoming Co-sponsored Events:

Previous Events:

Gayatri Gopinath
Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies, U.C. Davis
Author of "Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures"
Title: "Queer Regions: Locating Lesbians in Ligy Pullappally's The Journey"
Date: November 30, 2006
Time: 5pm
Venue: Golding 101

  • AADS Reading group meeting. Thursday, October 19 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Theme: "Home/Not Home" Place, tba
  • Symposium on "AIDS in Asia" Monday, November 13, 2006. (Panels: 2:00-4:00 pm) followed by a reception 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Japanese Welcome Tea (Admissions office. Thursday, September 14 at 3:15 p.m.)

Learn about: The East Asian Studies Colloquium Series (Brandeis University):

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