Asian American Speaker Series "Prosthetic Ecologies: Disability, Human Rights, and Asian Americanist Critique"

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials is professor of English and Asian/Asian American studies at the University of Connecticut; she is also the director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at UConn. She is author of two monographs: Modeling Citizenship: Jewish and Asian American Writing (Temple University Press, 2011) and War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work (University of Minnesota Press, 2012). Her work on visual culture, popular culture, and graphic narrative has appeared in a number of collections and journals, including Modern Language Studies, Amerasia, Life Writing, and positions. She has also coedited a number of collections, which include Disability, Human Rights, and the Limits of Humanitarianism (Ashgate, 2014), Keywords for Asian American Studies (New York University Press, 2015), and Asian America: A Primary Source Reader (Yale University Press, 2017). She recently edited Flashpoints for Asian American Studies (Fordham University Press, 2017) and serves as a series editor--with Rick Bonus and Shelley Lee--for Temple University Press's Asian American History Culture initiative. Professor Schlund-Vials is the current president of the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS).

Co-sponsored by the English Department and the Center for the Humanities.