Dr. Christine Peralta, Asst. Professor of History, Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies at Amherst College and Dr. Ian Shin, Asst. Professor of History and American Culture at the University of Michigan join Jerry to talk about the importance of knowing and understanding Asian American history as we navigate the ongoing violence being directed at our community. Listen in as the three discuss the history of the term “Asian American” and how it has evolved over time, and where we’re going as a collective.
Christine Peralta is an assistant professor of history and sexuality, women and gender studies. She received a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, a master’s degree from the University of British Columbia and a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Ian Shin is a historian of the 19th- and 20th-century United States, interested in how “culture,” broadly defined, reflects but also shapes the politics of its time. My research and teaching concentrate on U.S.-China relations, U.S. empire, immigration, and the Asian American experience. He received my Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.A. from Columbia University, and my A.B. magna cum laude from Amherst College.
Ian currently teaches at the University of Michigan, where he holds an appointment as an assistant professor in the Department of History and the Department of American Culture. Previously, he taught at Bates College.
Episode 149 with Dr. Christine Peralta and Dr. Ian Shin is #3 is a 10 part special series with Stand with Asian Americans entitled "Dear Asian Americans, What Now?" exploring what we are going through as a community during the past two+ years amidst the rising anti-Asian violence and hate crimes. We thank our friends at SwAA for their support of Dear Asian Americans.
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