Contemporary Issues of Southeast Asian Refugees in the U.S
ASAMST 125 | CCN: 23976
TU 2:00 - 4:59pm 200 Wheeler
“History, Memory and Citizenship: Key Issues in Southeast Asian Migration and Community Formation in the U.S.”
Over four decades after their resettlement, the Southeast Asian (SEAn) refugee communities (defined here as populations that were resettled in the US in the aftermath of what is commonly known as the “Vietnam War”) have grown significantly, registering both advances as well as persisting challenges. While Southeast Asian achievements are noteworthy, many communities remain marginalized and underserved.
This course introduces students to critical issues in the Southeast Asian American communities. While attentive to the challenges that include transgenerational trauma, educational impediment, poverty and other forms of social vulnerability, the course also underscores the agency and resilience of SEAn families and communities as they work to rebuild lives, institutions, and cultural practices, and contribute to the socio-economic, cultural, and political vibrancy of the US.