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 FOR THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR
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
- Prof. Sarita See was a co-editor for the online Philippine photography exhibition Dark Lens: The Filipino Camera in Duterte’s Republic co-curated by Nerissa Balce et al. The photographs by Manila-based journalists are accompanied by original captions penned by scholars, poets and artists from the Philippines and North America.
- In July 2019, Prof. Deborah Wong and Supeena Insee Adler (MA SEAS 2010, PhD ethnomusicology 2014) published “The Funeral of King Rama IX: Mourning and the Thai State” in Asian Music, vol. 50 no. 2, pp. 122-160, doi:10.1353/amu.2019.
- Prof. Victoria Reyes and her new book Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines featured in UCR News
- Prof. Weihsin Gui’s essay on two Singaporean graphic novels published in a special issue of Moving Worlds journal on Comics Fiction
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