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Conference Schedule

Friday, March 11th
4:00pm Registration
4:30pm Opening Remarks, Keynote Lecture “(Re)Producing Knowledge: Gamelan and Southeast Asian Music within and without Academe” by Senior Lecturer, Christopher J. Miller, Department of Music
6:00pm Reception
Saturday, March 12th
8:30am Breakfast
9:00am Panel 1: The Stuff of History

"Melaka is Minangkabau: Malay Oral Historical Poetics in the Hikayat Anggun Cik Tunggal and the Making of an Early Malay Regionalism," by Nicole Yow Wei, Chulalongkorn University

“Feeling Strange, Feeling Home: An Annotation of Indonesian History,” by Eunike Setiadarma, Northwestern University

“Conflicts and Negotiations: The Representation of the National Revolution in Indonesian History Textbooks,” by Indah Wahyu Puji Utami, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

10:30am Break
10:45am Panel 2: Southeast Asia America

“An American Samleing: Music and Multivocality in the Poetry of Sokunthary Svay,” by Bradley DeMatteo, University of Toronto

“Playing Kaa: Memory Work, Music, and Song-Speaking,” by Sokunthary Svay, CUNY

“Transnational Asian America: Vietnamese International Student Activism and the Asian American Movement (1968-1975),” by Cai Gabrielle Barias, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:15pm Lunch
1:45pm Panel 3: Contesting Power

“Surveillance-Disinformation’ Assemblage and The Politics of Tech-Driven Counterinsurgency in Thailand's Southern Border Conflict,” by Chanatip Tatiyakaroonwong, Cambridge University

"Legal Engagements: Buddhist Law and the Construction of Chinese-BurmeseFamilies in Colonial Burma,” by Matthew Venker, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Yankees on the Irrawaddy: Race, Migration, and Plural Society in a Burmese Oilfield, 1921-27,” by Chao Ren, University of Michigan

3:15pm Break
3:30pm Panel 4: Politics and Identity

“Itineraries of Self-Respect: Urban Sociality and Tamil Reform in Interwar Malaya, 1929–1940,” by Kelvin Ng, Yale University

“Colonial Beasts and Where to Find Them: Constructs of Sex Tourism in Olongapo, Zambales Philippines,” by Jonalyn Paz, Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University

5:00pm Dinner
6:00pm Film Screening "A for Augustin," by Grace Simbulan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sunday, March 13th
8:30am Breakfast

9:00am Panel 5: Futures of Study

“Despot on the Spotlight: Consequences of Tactical Securitization Against Pro-Democracy Protestors by Thai Government,” by Bunkueanun "Francis" Paothong, Mahidol University International College

“Catholic Identification as a mode of Protection for Asian Indios Across Time and Space in the Early Modern Spanish Empire,” by Dexter Lin, Yale University

“Đây là Viet Rap?”: Contesting Americanization and Internal Colonialism in Vietnamese rap,” by Minh-Tiến Nguyễn, Fulbright University of Vietnam

10:30am Break
10:45am Panel 6: Colonial Makes

“Emiria Sunassa: Archipelagic Painter,” by Harry Burke, Yale University

"From “Civilizing Mission” to “Heroic Railway”: Railroad Colonialism and Infrastructural Meaning-Making in Vietnam,” by Linh Mueller, Freie Universität Berlin

“Deconstructing the Colony: Filipinization of Urban Spaces and Manila’s role in the 20th Century Global History,” by Jefferson R. Mendez, Central European University

12:15pm Lunch
1:45pm Panel 7: Embodiment

““If we don’t use our bodies, how can we show love?”: Embodied Sociality and Subjectivity in Cambodian Indie Cinema,” by Andrew Hollister, University of Washington

“Girl with the Sak Yon Tattoo,” by Amira Noeuv, University of California-San Diego

“Cannibalism, Madness, (Tw)incest, and Death: Mobilizing theVietnamese Diasporic Body in Linda Lê’s Works,” by Nam Nguyen, Yale University

3:30pm Closing Remarks Brian Sengdala