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Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies

Word cloud of GETSEA institutions and Southeast Asian languages

We are happy to announce that SEAP is a founding member of the newly-established  “Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies” (GETSEA) consortium. The consortium has been awarded a $275,000 grant by the Henry Luce Foundation through its Luce Initiative on Southeast Asia (LuceSEA). GETSEA was formed with the mission of enhancing graduate education in Southeast Asian studies across North America through innovation and collaboration.

As a cross-institutional network led by the eight current and recent National Resource Centers (NRCs) on Southeast Asia, GETSEA will work to expand the collaborative infrastructure between the centers of Southeast Asian studies, including a virtual speaker series, specialized online mini-courses, a mentoring network, professional development workshops for graduate students, and the creation of a framework for shared language instruction. We hope you will provide your input in the upcoming needs assessment and will take advantage of the expanded curricular and networking opportunities afforded by GETSEA.

This collaboration between Southeast Asia centers will be critical as we continue to adapt to new virtual learning environments. This grant will allow SEAP and our fellow NRCs to foster productive new connections in our teaching and research, and to come together during a time of social distancing to strengthen our scholarly interactions.

For more information, see the Cornell Chronicle article announcing the launch of GETSEA. 

GETSEA Mini-Courses

If you are a faculty member at a GETSEA institution and are interested in offering a mini-course for students across the GETSEA institutions, please contact us at for an application form. 

This fall, Tyrell Haberkorn of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be offering a translation workshop which may be of interest to students at GETSEA institutions.

This will be a no-credit online workshop, and interested students should contact Tyrell Haberkorn directly.This is a six-part workshop for graduate students in Southeast Asian Studies interested in translating and circulating work from SEA languages into English as part of their intellectual/public/activist practice. We will divide our time between conversation about the possibilities, challenges, politics and practicalities of translation and combining scholarship and translation through five sets of readings outlined below and critiquing draft translations by workshop members. We will explore the urgency and joy of translation through our shared readings and discussion. Through critiquing one another’s work and listening to critiques of your work, you will develop your sense of what constitutes a ‘good’ translation. Convened by Tyrell Haberkorn at UW-Madison, the workshop will meet virtually from 6-8 pm CST (7-9 pm EST, 5-7 pm MST, 4-6 pm PST) on six Wednesdays this autumn beginning 9 September 2020 and concluding with a public online reading on 18 November 2020. A full schedule and details on how to apply are available online. 


The Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University will serve as the initial administrative host for GETSEA. The members of the consortium include: 

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