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.


ENGL276  Graphic Narratives from Southeast Asia and its Diasporas, Fall 2019 (Weihsin Gui)

MCS130 / SEAS130 Filipino American Culture, Fall 2019 (Sarita See)

SEAS200 / ANTH202 / CPLT200 Topics in Southeast Asian Studies, Winter 2020 (Christina Schwenkel)

ANTH140I Cultures of Southeast Asia (SEAS 203), Winter 2020 (Christina Schwenkel)

In the News

Annual 2018-2019 Theme: Gender, Affect, and Labor

  • 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