By Linda Trinh Võ

About Linda Trinh Võ

Linda Trinh Võ is Associate Professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Mobilizing an Asian American Community (2004) and co-­editor of Contemporary Asian American Communities: Intersection and Divergences (2002), Asian American Women: The “Frontiers” Reader (2004), and Labor versus Empire: Race, Gender, and Migration (2004). She is a series editor for the Asian American History and Culture series published by Temple University Press and is president of the Association for Asian American Studies.

Welcome, Keywords for Asian American Studies

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Keywords for Asian American Studies. As co-editors, we took seriously the diversity of an interdisciplinary field born out of Civil Rights struggle, anti-war protest, and anti-imperial resistance. Notwithstanding “traditional” disciplinary homes in the social sciences and humanities, we – like our contributors – have come together to contemplate the expansive contours of “Asian America,” a formation that encompasses multiple migrations, ethnicities, and histories.

It is fitting that the publication of Keywords for Asian American Studies coincides with a number of anniversaries which, to varying degrees, figure keenly in Asian American history. In particular, 2015 marks the seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II; the fiftieth anniversary of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act (a.k.a. Hart-Celler Act), the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution; and the fortieth anniversary of the conclusion of the second Indochina …

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