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.

























New Book Speaker Series


FALL 2021

ENGL121T Postcolonial Literature in English from Southeast Asia. Weihsin Gui. Can substitute for SEAS205 with 292 for MA.

SEAS203/ANTH 203 Global Southeast Asia. Christina Schwenkel. SEAS203 is one of the required courses for the MA and DE.

ETST243G Race and Human Rights. Emily Hue.

MCS/ENGL 278 Filipino American Visual Culture. Sarita See. Can substitute for SEAS206 for MA.



          RLST149 Southeast Asia Religions. Muhamad Ali. Can substitute for SEAS 202 for MA.

SEAS200/CPLT202 Topics in Southeast Asian Studies. Weihsin Gui. Required for both MA and DE.



REL 252 Southeast Asian Islam. Muhamad Ali. Can substitute for SEAS 202 for MA.

MCS 130 Filipino American Culture. Sarita See. Can substitute for SEAS203 with 292 for MA.

          AST/CPLT/SEAS 166: Vietnam and The Philippines. Minh Nguyen. Can substitute for SEAS 205 for MA.


Summer 2022
           GSST 124 Asian American Women Writing the Self. Victoria Reyes.


In the News

  • Prof. Schwenkel has been awarded an AAS/NEH mentorship grant under the Striving for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Asian Studies program
  • Profs. Tamara Ho, Emily Hue and Charmaine Craig discuss the military coup in Burma on SWANA Regional Radio
  • CFP! SEASGRAD annual conference announced for May 20, 2022
  • Congratulations to Prof. Sarita See for her National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for 2022/23
  • Applications now open for SEATRiP’s MA and MA-PhD track program; deadline: January 5
  • Tagumpay De Leon, UCR’s longtime instructor for MUS 170 the Philippine Rondalla Ensemble, has been named one of eight National Heritage Fellows by the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Professors Deborah Wong, Emily Hue, Sarita See, Tammy Ho, and Weihsin Gui have received a UCR Center for Ideas and Society Interdisciplinary Working Group Award for the 2021-2022 year. The topic of this working group is “Art, Authoritarianism, Activism in Contemporary Southeast Asia.”