May 12-13, 2007
Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
On campuses across the United States, a new generation of young scholars is engaged in research on the history, immigration, and contemporary life of Southeast Asian Americans in the United States. Undergraduate students are carrying out exciting research projects about the dynamic changes taking place in communities of Southeast Asian Americans and the relationship of these communities to the larger society and global environment. The “Conference on Southeast Asian Americans” has two principal aims. First, the conference will provide a forum for undergraduates to share and discuss their research. Second, the conference will offer a space for faculty and undergraduates to develop collaborative relationships for future research endeavors. The conference will focus on studies of Southeast Asian Americans who are immigrants or descendents of immigrants from the mainland of Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. We are especially interested in papers about the ethnic Burmese, Cambodian, Hmong, Khmu, Lao, Lue, Mien, Thai, Thaidam, and Vietnamese.