Crossing Lines: Praxis in Mixed Race/Space Studies

Date: 

03/16/2012 - 9:00am to 03/17/2012 - 5:00pm

Transnational Mixed Asians In-Between Spaces (TMABS) present: 

Crossing Lines: Praxis in Mixed Race/Space Studies
UC Berkeley

Friday, March 16, 2012:
International House (2299 Piedmont Ave) in the Robert & Ida Sproul Rooms

Saturday, March 17, 2012:
110 Barrows Hall on the UC Berkeley campus 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEdHT0ZOanZTSmlwVFJ4WEI3VzZDMXc6MQ#gid=0

*Registration is not required, but is highly encouraged so that we can plan ahead and be sure to have enough food for all those in attendance** 

 

Preliminary Conference Schedule:

Friday, March 16th

8:30am Registration

9am: Welcome by TMABS
Keynote Address by Dr. Velina Hasu Houston
Transnational Mixed Race and Artistic Creation as Consciousness

PANEL 1: 10:15 – 11:45AM:
CULTURAL PRODUCTIONS
Tria Andrews: “Early Mixed-Race Ideologies: Mulattoes in the Colonial Chesapeake Bay”
Valerie Kim-Thuy Larsen: “C’est quoi métisse?/What is Mixed?”

12 NOON TO 1: LUNCH AT THE INTERNATIONAL
HOUSE CAFETERIA

PANEL 2: 1:15 – 3PM
LANGUAGE/CULTURAL REPRESENTATION
Karina Eileraas: “'Just Like You', But Not Us: Visualizing Multiracial Femininity and National Belonging in the American Girl Family”
Jessie Turner: “’I’m Mixed and Mixed’: The Integrated Identities of Individuals with Mexican and Other Ancestries”

PANEL 3: 3:15 – 4:45PM: AMERASIANS
Fredrick D. Kakinami Cloyd : “An Overview of a Globalizing Black Pacific”
Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu: “Reflections on 30 years researching the Asian/American Experience
Yumi Wilson: Personal Essay: “Amerasians: Where Do We Belong?”

6:30-8pm: (126 Barrows Hall) Screening of "Crossing the Line: Multiracial Comedians" followed by Discussion and Q & A with the Co-Producer, Dr. Darby Li Po Price.  Moderated by Wei Ming Dariotis

Saturday, March 17th

Registration starts at 9:30am

PANEL 4: 10 – 11:45AM
HISTORY
A.B. Wilkinson: “Early Mixed-Race Ideologies: Mulattoes in the Colonial Chesapeake Bay”
Maria del Carmen Quintero: “Notes for reflecting on national identity, “mestizaje” and racism in Mexico”

12 NOON TO 1: LUNCH
PANEL 5: 1:15 – 3PM
METHODOLOGY
Aaron Allen: “Mixed Methodologies: Thinking Through the Role of Experience and Personal Narrative in Mixed Race Studies”
Fredrick D. Kakinami Cloyd: “Translating Transnational the Black Pacific Through an Ameri-military Japanese Black-Amerasian Auto-ethnography”

PANEL 6: 3:15 – 4:45PM
ROUNDTABLE WITH TMABS
Dialogue: Future of Mixed Race Studies
Kevin Escudero, Joina Hsiao and Ariko Ikehara (TMABS Co-Founders)

DINNER (CATERED): 5PM – 6PM

MIXER FROM 6-8 PM

Generous funding provided by the Center for Race & Gender, Ethnic Studies Department, Chicana/o Studies Program, Native American Studies Program, American Indian Graduate Program and UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly.

Program available for download below.

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About Transnational Mixed Asians In-Between Spaces (TMABS) 

In traditional Ethnic Studies, mixed race scholarship has often been marginalized, misappropriated, tokenized or simply left out. In order to allow for a collaborative environment given the need for more critical scholarship on the experiences of mixed race people, in Fall 2009, a group of graduate students at UC Berkeley formed the inter-disciplinary working group at the Center for Race & Gender, Transnational Mixed Asians In-Between Spaces (TMABS). The goal of the working group is to to create a safe space for scholars to discuss issues of mixed race identity and also to provide a venue for those doing work in this area to present developing ideas and projects. Furthermore, the working group seeks to expand the notion of mixed race to include other factors such as culture and space. Overall, it is our intent to encourage and promote research on mixed race/culture in Ethnic Studies and bring together scholarship from multiple disciplines to collaborate on future research areas.

The co-founders of TMABS are: Kevin Escudero, Joina Hsiao, Ariko Ikehara and Julie Thi Underhill, doctoral students in the Ethnic Studies Department at UC Berkeley.

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