Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora

The Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) provides a vibrant intellectual community for students and faculty to foster active research interests in Asian American studies, African American studies, Latino/a studies, Native American Studies, and related fields, such as globalization studies and other ethnic studies.  Established in 2006-2007 the CED hosts monthly meetings ranging from pre-circulated paper presentations of works in advanced stages of completion, to book discussions, to lectures and presentations by key scholars working on ethnicity and diaspora.




CFP: 2009-2010 CED

Coordinated by Pavithra Prasad and Kareem Khubchandani, graduate students in Performance Studies, the 2009-2010 CED meetings will continue to foster discussions on race, ethnicity and diaspora with a specific focus on these themes: transnational racial and ethnic formations and the specific performances or cultural articulations of diasporic communities; borderland theory, transnational flows; new directions in postcolonial theory; studies of affect; political economy; representation and media studies.

We welcome scholars from all fields to share their work at the CED. We have a limited number of slots open, so please let us know soon if you would like to participate as a presenter. Please email Pavi ( or Kareem ( with a short description of your work by September 21, 2009.

2008-2009 CED Coordinators

  • Jenny Korn, Ph.D. candidate, Sociology

  • Victor Padilla, Ph.D. candidate, History

2007-2008 CED Coordinators

  • Heidi Kim, Ph.D. candidate, English
  • Shanshan Lan, Ph.D., Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian American Studies
  • Shuji Otsuka, Ph.D. candidate, History

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