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Cathy Schlund-Vials, professor of english, at her office on Nov. 17, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Cathy Schlund-Vialsis

Professor of English and Asian/Asian American Studies and Associate Dean for Humanities and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, University of Connecticut

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials is professor of English and Asian/Asian American studies at the University of Connecticut; she is also the director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at UConn. She is author of two monographs: Modeling Citizenship: Jewish and Asian American Writing (Temple University Press, 2011) and War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American…

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Cathy J. Schlund-Vials is professor of English and Asian/Asian American studies at the University of Connecticut; she is also the director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at UConn. She is author of two monographs: Modeling Citizenship: Jewish and Asian American Writing (Temple University Press, 2011) and War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work (University of Minnesota Press, 2012).

Her work on visual culture, popular culture, and graphic narrative has appeared in a number of collections and journals, including Modern Language Studies, Amerasia, Life Writing, and positions. She has also coedited a number of collections, which include Disability, Human Rights, and the Limits of Humanitarianism (Ashgate, 2014), Keywords for Asian American Studies (New York University Press, 2015), and Asian America: A Primary Source Reader (Yale University Press, 2017).

She recently edited Flashpoints for Asian American Studies (Fordham University Press, 2017) and serves as a series editor–with Rick Bonus and Shelley Lee–for Temple University Press’s Asian American History Culture initiative.

Professor Schlund-Vials is the current president of the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS).

She is currently at work on two book-length projects: the first is concentrated on comics, video games, and the militarized excess; the second considers the role of U.S. empire in the making of dystopic prosthetic ecologies.

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Prosthetic Ecologies
This talk examines the role disability plays in the making of refugee subjects; such subjects, as this presentation maintains, are necessarily situated in catastrophic environs formed in the troubling aftermaths of war, natural disaster, and economic crisis. To access the various man-made mechanisms responsible for bringing these disabled subjects “into being,” this talk strategically utilizes the following schema: “prosthetic ecologies.” “Prosthetic ecologies” operates as a flexible and generative analytic upon which to syncretically chart longue durée histories of state-sanctioned violence, state-authorized violation, and internationally-supported contravention during the Cold War era.

Re-Sighting Southeast Asian American Studies
If “sight” suggests a way of seeing, a field of vision, and a specific location (site), then this keynote address correspondingly explores the pioneering approaches, re-envisioned places, and alternative cartographies integral to Southeast Asian American Studies. Because of history (war), memory (trauma), and politics, this emergent field is redolent of alternative methodologies and imaginations. Within this multivalent milieu, “Re-Sighting Southeast Asian American Studies” commences with Kandice Chuh’s notion of “subjectless discourse”  by way of “imagining otherwise” and explores the possibilities, limitations, and contradictions of academic inquiry and practice.

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