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8:00am ~ 8:30am Registration
8:30am ~ 8:45am Welcome Dr Mridula Nath Chakraborty

Dr Jessica Walton

8:45am ~ 9:30am Paper Session:


Chair: Dr Jessica Walton

Dominic Nguyen Hong Duc Golding

Christine Ko

9:30am ~ 10:15am Keynote: Habit, Embodiment, and the Lived Experience of Racism Dr Helen Ngo

(Chair: Dr Jessica Walton)

10:15am ~ 10:45am Morning tea
10:45am ~ 11:45pm Paper Session:

Racial(ised) Re-presentations

Chair: Nadia Rhook

Adam ZQ Seet

Dr Caroline Mahoney

A/Prof Joanna Elfving-Hwang

11:45pm ~ 12:00pm Book Launch Dr Amir Jaima launching Helen Ngo’s book, The Habits of Racism: A Phenomenology of Racism and Racialized Embodiment (2017), Lexington Books.
12:00pm ~ 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm ~ 2:00pm Panel Session:

The homogeneity of being Asian Australians: Am I Asian enough for you?

Chair: Kevin Bathman

Kevin Bathman

Joon Kwok

Sheila Ngoc Pham

Dr Arjun Rajkhowa


2:00pm ~ 3:00pm Paper Session:

Border crossings/Shifting contexts

Chair: Professor Ariel Heryanto

Dr Jason Christopher Jones
Nancy Lin
John Zubrzycki
3:00pm ~ 3:30pm Afternoon tea (including a book signing with Julie Koh)
3:30pm ~ 4:00pm Talk/Q&A: The Fictional Julie Koh

Chair: Mridula Nath Chakraborty

Julie Koh
4:00pm ~ 5:00pm Paper Session:

Performing belonging

Chair: Jan Molloy

Dr Monika Winarnita

Dr Reagan Maiquez

Prakash Subedi

8:00am ~ 8:30am Registration
8:30am ~ 9:30am Paper Session:

Intimate Labour/Gendered Bodies

Chair: Dr Mridula Nath Chakraborty

Vasudha Mohanka

Dr Nadia Rhook

Dr Ashwinee Pendharkar

9:30am ~ 10:15am Keynote Carceral archipelago: confinement architectures of the Pacific War A/Prof Anoma Pieris

(Chair: Dr Mridula Nath Chakraborty)

10:15am ~ 10:45am Morning tea
10:45am ~ 11:45am Invited paper: An Asian American(ist) in Australia: The Limits and Possibilities of Cultural Proximity Dr Jane Chi Hyun Park

(Chair: Dr Olivia Khoo)

  Invited paper: Constructions of Asian American and Asian Australian Identities in the Lifestyle Sport and Subculture of Skateboarding Dr Indigo Wiling, OAM

(Chair: Dr Olivia Khoo)

 11:45am ~ 1245pm Paper Session:


Chair: Tseen Khoo

Hoa Pham

Dr Rosalind Macfarlane

Dr Sukhmani Khorana

12:45pm ~ 1:00pm Journal of Australian Studies – Special Issue Launch
1:00pm ~ 1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm ~ 2:45pm Paper Session:

Memory Work

Chair: Assoc Professor Gil-Soo Han

Jennifer Anderson

Dr Michelle Aung Thin

Maria Hach

2:45pm ~ 3:15pm Afternoon tea
3:15pm ~ 3:45pm Invited paper:

Think globally, act locally: Sustaining Asian Australian Scholarly Activism Online

Dr Tseen Khoo

(Chair: Prof Jacqueline Lo)

3:45pm ~ 4:45pm Panel session:

What does AASRN mean to me?

Chair: Dr Timothy Kazuo Steains

Mayu Kanamori

Masako Fukui

Dr Timothy Kazuo Steains

4:45pm ~ 5:00pm Closing remarks