The SEATRiP Program at the University of California, Riverside – Southeast Asia: Texts, Rituals, Performance – brings together faculty and students who share an ongoing interest in the arts and humanities and are actively engaged with the languages and expressive cultures of Southeast Asia.
The scholars associated with the Program address regionally-specific texts, rituals and performances across time and space. They seek to develop better understandings of the forms and practices through which ideas and ideologies are creatively expressed, shaped, and communicated within and among different societies of Southeast Asia (in particular Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines) as well as the Southeast Asian diaspora. Their research interests range from traditional disciplinary themes to more transgressive, controversial matters that are reflected in the range of historical and contemporary subjects they bring to their courses and seminars developed for the degree programs in Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Riverside.
SEATRIP COURSES THIS SUMMER 2018!
SEAS 136 Gender and Southeast Asia
SEAS 123 Southeast Asian Performance
In the News
- Sophea Seng recognized by Graduate Division as Outstanding Teaching Assistant for the 2017-2018 academic year
- Queer Horizons exhibit with Asian American artists opens at the Center for Art and Thought
- Southeast Asia-focused events at MLA 2018, with Prof. Weihsin Gui
- Prof. Charmaine Craig nominated for the 2017 National Book Awards Longlist in Fiction for her 2017 novel, Miss Burma
- Prof. David Biggs describes the The Chemical War in Vietnam in the New York Times
2018 Publications by SEATRiP Faculty
- New book released by Prof. Sarita See, The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation and Resistance in the American Museum
- Professor Victoria Reyes publishes on the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines in Social Forces
- “Urban Planning and Religious Reassemblage in Socialist Vietnam” by Prof. Christina Schwenkel in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Annual Theme: Southeast Asian Ecologies – SEATRiP at Home and in the World
- Prof. Mariam Lam presented on “Found Footage: Ecological (Re)Invention in Experimental Documentary Film” at the DocFest Symposium: Space, Time, and the Visceral in SEA Cinemas in Hanoi.
- Plural Ecologies: Anthropological Perspectives on Southeast Asia workshop, Humboldt University, Berlin, with Prof. Christina Schwenkel
- Prof. Deborah Wong presented on “Bangkok in Los Angeles: Ritual, Cultural Heritage, and Innovation” at the 45th Annual Council for Thai Studies
- Ecocriticism: Local and Global Voices conference, Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences, Hanoi, with UCR alumna Dr. Phạm Phương Chi and Prof. Christina Schwenkel
- Prof. Weihsin presented on “Resilient Spaces and Sociality in Last Train From Tanjong Pagar” at the MLA in 2018.
- Ecologies in Southeast Asian Literature, Institute of Literature, Hanoi, spearheaded by SEATRiP alumna, Dr. Phạm Phương Chi
- Southeast Asian Natures, Histories, Spaces took place April 12-14, 2018