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 SPRING 2019!
SEAS 167 Postcolonial Literature and Criticism in Southeast Asia
SEAS 186 Modern History of Southeast Asia, 1800 – Present
RLST 113 Topics in Modern Islam
In the News
- Sophea Seng awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for her work on Khmer migrants in Italy
- New books by SEATRiP faculty! Deborah Wong: Louder and Faster: Pain, Joy, and the Body Politic in Asian American Taiko and David Biggs: Footprints of War
- SEATRiP alumnus Neal Matherne publishes in Museum Anthropology
- Summer 2019 Education Abroad Program in Vietnam with Prof. Biggs
- SEASGRAD to host first annual graduate student conference at UCR, May 10, 2019, on gender, labor and performance
- Celia Tuchman-Rosta receives Center for Khmer Studies Senior Research Fellowship for her work on Cambodian dance
- Shelley Guyton, PhD student in anthropology, featured in CHASS News for her research on disaster relief post Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines
- Prof. David Biggs describes the The Chemical War in Vietnam in the UCR News
- Prof. Emily Hue named the U.S. area editor of the journal Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas
- Prof. Christina Schwenkel named as Co-editor of the Journal of Vietnamese Studies (with Prof. Charles Keith of MSU)
- Queer Horizons exhibit with Asian American artists opens at the Center for Art and Thought
- Prof. Charmaine Craig nominated for the 2017 National Book Awards Longlist in Fiction for her 2017 novel, Miss Burma
Annual 2018-2019 Theme: Gender, Affect, and Labor
- Call for Papers! Southeast Asia and the Diaspora: Gender, Labor, and Performance, SEASGRAD conference, UCR, May 10.
- Colloquium by Prof. Ann Marie Leshkowich, College of the Holy Cross, on the topic of social work and affective expertise on Monday, October 15 at 3:30pm in INTS 1111
- Upcoming! Prof. Angie Ngọc Trần (CSU Monterey Bay) will present on transnational labor regimes at UCR on December 3.
- Prof. Christina Schwenkel will present on the intimacies of infrastructure at a workshop at the Center for Asian Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder this fall
- Prof. Victoria Reyes will present her work on gender and labor in the Philippines to the Asian American Studies department at UCLA this winter
Annual 2017-2018 Theme: Southeast Asian Ecologies – SEATRiP at Home and in the World
- Southeast Asian Natures, Histories, Spaces workshop took place at UCR on April 12-14, 2018
- 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.
- Prof. Deborah Wong presented on “Bangkok in Los Angeles: Ritual, Cultural Heritage, and Innovation” at the 45th Annual Council for Thai Studies
- Plural Ecologies: Anthropological Perspectives on Southeast Asia workshop, Humboldt University, Berlin, with Prof. Christina Schwenkel
- Prof. Weihsin presented on “Resilient Spaces and Sociality in Last Train From Tanjong Pagar” at the MLA in 2018.
- Ecocriticism: Local and Global Voices conference, Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences, Hanoi, with UCR alumna Dr. Phạm Phương Chi and Prof. Christina Schwenkel
- Ecologies in Southeast Asian Literature, Institute of Literature, Hanoi, spearheaded by SEATRiP alumna, Dr. Phạm Phương Chi