Observations from an Asian American & Diaspora Studies Program Student
Photos by John West, Trinity Communications
It’s easy to let something momentous wash soundlessly into a current of small logistics: the shoes that tape won’t hold, the baby quiet in a corner, the caterers folding black tablecloths and the blue folders waiting to be filled. Still, it was impossible to miss the waves of newness at the inaugural Southeast Conference on Asian American Studies – the first conference centered on Asian American Studies (AAS) in the U.S. South. Even though geographic categorizations are largely arbitrary. Even though what “Asian American Studies” means is constantly in flux.