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.
In the News
- Prof. Charmaine Craig is awarded the 2016-17 Emory Elliott Book Award for her novel, Miss Burma
- 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
- cfp: Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia, April 27-28, 2018, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
- 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
Fall Publications by SEATRiP Faculty
- New book released by Prof. Sarita See, The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation and Resistance in the American Museum
- “Contemporary Literature From Singapore” by Prof. Weihsin Gui in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature
- “Haunted Infrastructure: Religious Ruins and Urban Obstruction in Vietnam” by Prof. Christina Schwenkel in City and Society
- Professor Victoria Reyes publishes on the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines in Social Forces and Ethnography
Annual Theme: Southeast Asian Ecologies – SEATRiP at Home and in the World
- Waterscapes: Imagery and Environment in Asia series, Seattle Museum of Art, with Prof. David Biggs
- Prof. Mariam Lam will present 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, November 8-10, 2017 with Prof. Christina Schwenkel
- Prof. Deborah Wong will present on “Bangkok in Los Angeles: Ritual, Cultural Heritage, and Innovation” at the 45th Annual Council for Thai Studies, November 11.
- Ecocriticism: Local and Global Voices conference, Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences, Hanoi, December 13-14, 2017 with UCR alumna Dr. Phạm Phương Chi and Prof. Christina Schwenkel
- Prof. Weihsin Gui will present on “Resilient Spaces and Sociality in Last Train From Tanjong Pagar” at the MLA on January 6, 2018
- cfp: Ecologies in Southeast Asian Literature, January 2018, Institute of Literature, Hanoi, spearheaded by SEATRiP alumna, Dr. Phạm Phương Chi
- Southeast Asian Natures Conference, UCR, March 12-14, 2018