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 FALL 2018!
SEAS 062 Intro to Southeast Asian Literature
SEAS 136 Anthropology of Gender and Southeast Asia
SEAS 185 Ancient Southeast Asian History
SEAS 166 Vietnam and the Philippines
SEAS 200 Critical Southeast Asian Studies
In the News
- 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)
- 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
- Prof. Charmaine Craig nominated for the 2017 National Book Awards Longlist in Fiction for her 2017 novel, Miss Burma
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 2018-2019 Theme: Gender, Affect, and Labor
- 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 in December.
- 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