Purdue Unviersity Asian American & Asian Resource and Cultural Center Spring 2024 Events

The Asian American & Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC) offers a wide range of diverse programming throughout the academic year. Our signature programs include the Speaker Series, Lunch & Learn Series, Student Leadership Summit, and Cultural Celebrations.

We welcome the campus and public community to attend all of our events which are free of charge. These gatherings provide valuable opportunities for individuals from all backgrounds to engage in meaningful dialogue and build connections within our vibrant community.

Furthermore, we welcome collaboration and co-sponsorship opportunities with other campus units. If your department or organization is interested in partnering with AAARCC for an event or activity, please feel free to reach out to us via email. We believe that by working together, we can create even more enriching experiences and make a broader impact on campus life.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming events at AAARCC.

Graduate Student Study Hours Spring 2024 Download

The Purdue University Asian American & Asian Resource and Cultural Center's Lunch & Learn Series is a weekly event held every Thursday from noon to 1 PM. The primary goal of this series is to foster a sense of community and promote learning among members of the campus and local community.

During these sessions, distinguished members of the Purdue University Asian American and Asian faculty, staff, and students, as well as researchers focusing on historically marginalized communities, lead engaging presentations. Through these gatherings, participants have the opportunity to come together over lunch and build meaningful connections.

Lunch and Learn Series

Asian Americans in an Anti-Black World

  • Dr. Claire Jean Kim
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024
  • 5:30 PM ET Via Zoom

Claire Jean Kim is Professor of Political Science and Asian American Studies at University of California, Irvine. Her first book, Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City (Yale University Press, 2000) is the recipient of the American Political Science Association's Ralph Bunche Award for the Best Book on Ethnic and Cultural Pluralism and a Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association Organized Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics. Her second book, Dangerous Crossings: Race, Species, and Nature in a Multicultural Age (Cambridge University Press, 2015), is the also the recipient of a Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association Organized Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.

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Co- Sponsored by: Purdue Asian American & Asian Resource and Cultural Center, Black Cultural Center, and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Model Machines: The Dehumanization and Treatment of Asians as Robots

  • Dr. Long T. Bui
  • Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • 12 - 1 PM ET Via Zoom at Purdue AAARCC

Long T. Bui is an Associate Professor of Global and International Studies at the University of California, Irvine. He had previously taught as a faculty member in Science and Technology Studies and Sociology at Vassar College. He held the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Riverside and the Chancellor's Research Associate Fellowship at the University of Illinois Urban-Champaign. His scholarly interests include refugee memory, contemporary Vietnam and Global Asias, higher education, race/gender/sexuality in the media, and the history of technology. He is the author of Returns of War: South Vietnam and Price of Refugee Memory (2018), and Model Machines: A History of the Asian as Automaton (2022).


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