November 10, 2021
...Asian Americans in an Anti-Black World, a lecture by Claire Jean Kim
In her talk, Dr. Claire Jean Kim presents an historical examination of how Asian Americans have been positioned relative to whites and blacks in the U.S. racial order, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, and expands on the foundational force anti-blackness has played in the understanding of Asian American history and existence.

Claire Jean Kim is Professor of Political Science and Asian American Studies at University of California, Irvine, where she teaches classes on comparative race studies and human-animal studies. She received her B.A. in Government from Harvard College and her Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University. Her books include Dangerous Crossings: Race, Species, and Nature in a Multicultural Age (Cambridge University Press 2015), which received the Best Book Award from the APSA’s Organized Section on Race and Ethnicity; and her first book, Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City (Yale University Press 2000), won two awards from the American Political Science Association: the Ralph Bunche Award for the Best Book on Ethnic and Cultural Pluralism and the Best Book Award from the Organized Section on Race and Ethnicity. Dr. Kim has given keynote and plenary talks in numerous countries, and has received prestigious awards and grants for her scholarship.

Asian Americans in an Anti-Black World is co-hosted by the Wattis Institute with the Graduate Program in Visual & Critical Studies and is organized by Jacqueline Francis, Diego Villalobos, and Kim Nguyen.

Asian Americans in an Anti-Black World, a lecture by Claire Jean Kim

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Land to Light On, is a collaborative public programming series between the Wattis Institute and CCA's academic departments focusing on racial capitalism, abolition, and decolonization.

Land to Light On is an ongoing conversation with no foreseeable end. We carry the words of Dionne Brand with each iteration: I don’t want no fucking country, here or there and all the way back, I don’t like it, none of it, easy as that. I’m giving up on land to light on, and why not, I can’t perfect my own shadow, my violent sorrow, my individual wrists.