Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
GETSEA will be offering three free and virtual mini-courses this spring on topics in Southeast Asian studies, open to graduate students from a wide range of backgrounds. These courses do not offer credit, though students are encouraged to work with a faculty member at their institution to count the course towards an independent study credit.
- Rethinking the Environmental Repertoire in Southeast Asia, taught by Hieu Phung
- Southeast Asian Polities and Politics, taught by Patricio Abinales
- Transnational Representation of Southeast Asia: Race, Gender, and Identity, taught by Quynh Vo
Applications are due February 12, 2021.
The Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University serves as the initial administrative host for GETSEA. The members of the consortium include:
- Cornell University (host)
- The University of Michigan
- Northern Illinois University
- The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
- The University of Washington
- The University of Wisconsin, Madison
- The University of California, Los Angeles
- The University of California, Berkeley
For more information, please contact: GETSEA@cornell.edu