Upcoming Events and News
* The Bishembarnath & Sheela Mattoo CENTER FOR INDIA STUDIES presents Visiting Scholar Joel Bordeaux, who will give a talk on Wednesday, November 29th at 4:00 pm in Humanities 1006. Giving Up the Goat: Sacrifice and Substitution in Bengali Goddess Worship.
* The China Studies Program is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the annual Hu/Seifman Chinese Studies Scholarships: Congratulations Zachary Strum and Anthony Otters.
* Chris Saunders '17 was selected to be an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) for the JET (Japan Exchange Teaching) program.
* Mohammed Ali (Multidisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Philosophy and Religious Studies) was awarded with the Best Essay Award in the College Division of the 12th Annual Japan Center Annual Essay Competition (2016-2017) sponsored by Canon USA with a $3,000 monetary award. See the article in Happenings.
* Sang-ha Yoon (Economics) and Ji Yea Kim (Linguistics) were awarded with the graduate scholarship in Korean Studies ($3,000 each, Spring 2017) .
* Peg Christoff has received the award for Teaching Excellence with Technology, by The Center for Teaching, Innovation and Digital Education.
* Eriko Sato and her team received FAHSS grant ($3,000) for Translation and/in Translanguaging for 2017-2018 academic year.
* Our student, Grace Chang, mentored by Peg Christoff, got the runner up for the Think Big Competition! Her project is titled "The Global Problem: Hepatitis B". Grace will be honored at the College of Arts and Science Awards and Recognition ceremony, The Difference You Make, on April 5th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, at the Hilton Garden Inn. Click here for a blurb Grace wrote about her project.
* Global Forum - Intercultural Communication: Understanding our Global Campus - March 1, 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm, Wang Center Auditorium. Click here for more information.
* CALL FOR APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Nirmal K. and Augustina Mattoo Endowed Chair in Classical Indic Humanities at Stony Brook University
Selected Past Events and Announcements
* In October 2017, Nerissa Balce gave book talks in New York and in California, based on her new book, Body Parts of Empire : Visual Abjection, Filipino Images and the American Archive (U Michigan Press 2016). She spoke at Cornell University, SUNY Binghamton, UC Berkeley and UC San Diego.
* On October 27 , Peg Christoff will be a panel member in the Open Access 2017 symposium. The symposium explores influential scholarly communication initiatives, including digital humanities, open educational resources (OER), open science and data visualization. Peg will discuss her research on the Asian women in climate change adaptation in India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam; and her teaching using oral history interviews to capture women’s career trajectories in US-Asian relations. For more information, click here.
* The MIC Distinguished Lecture Series presents Translanguaging, multilingualism and education. Thursday, October 12, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm, Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2. Click here for more information.
* Nerissa S. Balce gave a public lecture on August 14, 2017 at Ateneo de Manila University at the book launch of the Philippine reprint of her 2016 book, Body Parts of Empire: Visual Abjection, Filipino Images and the American Archive , published by the award-winning Ateneo de Manila University Press. An article on her lecture and book launch was published in the Philippine Star by fictionist-screen playwright Jose Dalisay. An announcement of the lecture and book launch appeared in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. A video of her lecture is here.
* On April 7, 2017, Nerissa S. Balce gave a public lecture on Filipino fashion during the Marcos regime with gender scholar Professor Ferdinand Lopez (U of Santo Tomas) at the University of Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. The event, " Fashion and Fascism: On the Regime of Blood and Beauty" was in celebration of the University of the Philippines' College of Arts and Letters week and organized by Bahaginan, UP's College of Arts and Letters Research Forum.
* The Bishembarnath & Sheela Mattoo Center for India Studies presents Professor Arindam Chakrabarti, Morals for Mortals: Lessons from the Mahabharata for our Mad Times, on Monday, April 17, 2017. Click here for more information.
* The Bishembarnath & Sheela Mattoo Center for India Studies presents Dr. Krishna Gujavarty Seminar on Leadership and Values, on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Click here for flier, with details.
* In summer 2016,
Nerissa Balce received the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences / FAHSS President’s
Distinguished Travel Grant and the United University Professions/ UUP Individual Grant
to attend the
10th International Conference on Philippine Studies held on July 6-8, 2016, at Silliman University, Negros Oriental, Philippines. She
presented on her new research on Marcos kitsch and propaganda. She also presented
her work at
Silliman University and in
De La Salle University, Manila. She was a visiting scholar for the English Department and the Edilberto
and Edith Tiempo Creative Writing Center of Silliman University.
* Nerissa Balce was a panelist and moderator for the 2nd Filipina/o Studies conference held at the University of San Diego and the University of California-San Diego on Oct 14-16, 2016. The conference was a gathering of more than 70 Filipino, Filipino American and Filipino Canadian scholars who work on empire, diaspora, race and gender. See here for conference details.
* Peg Christoff delivered a keynote speech " Unpacking our Past for the Future: Asian Americans on Long Island” at MOSAIC Annual Breakfast on May 10, 2016, at Suffolk Cooperative Library System (Bellport).
* Bishembarnath & Sheela Mattoo CENTER FOR INDIA STUDIES presented The Dr. Krishna Gujavarty Seminar on Leadership and Values. Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm. Click here for details.
* Agnes He delivered a keynote at the 5th International Symposium on Chinese Applied Linguistics (5 th ISCAL) to be held at University of Iowa on April 22-23, 2016 .
* Agnes He delivered a plenary at the 4th Chinese Language and Discourse Conference (4th CLD) to be held at Bryant University on June 10-12, 2016 .
* Agnes He taught at the Heritage Language Summer Research Institute to be held at University of Washington on June 15-17, 2016
* Agnes He delivered a keynote at the 6th Language and Social Interaction Conference (6 th LANSI) to be held at Columbia University on October 7-8 , 2016.
* One of our Religious Studies graduates, Kazuyo Murata (who has since received a Ph.D. from Yale after graduation from SBU), is now a tenured lecturer in Islamic Studies at King's College London -- a remarkable accomplishment!
* Our December 2015 graduate, Amy Dang, has been featured in the URECA website.
* The Mattoo Center for India Studies presented " God in the Vedanta Tradition " with Professor Edwin Bryant, from Rutgers University. (October 28, 2015) HUM 1006.
* Nerissa Balce organized the inter-departmental symposium Dogeaters in the Diaspora, a celebration marking the 25th anniversary of the publication of Jessica Hagedorn's groundbreaking Filipino American novel, Dogeaters. The event featured fictionists Walter Mosley, Marlon James, Gina Apostol, and Mia Alvar; theater artists Ralph B. Peña and Mia Katigbak; scholars Jeffrey Santa Ana, Allan Isaac and Dr. Balce; and the author herself, Jessica Hagedorn. Playwright and fiction writer Han Ong served as host. October 15 , Thursday , 7-8:30 pm, Fordham University School of Law, Bateman Room, 2nd Floor 150 W 62nd Street, New York, NY. The symposium was made possible by the Stony Brook University Department of Asian and Asian American Studies and the English Department, Kundiman, NYU Asian/ Pacific/ American Institute, Fordham University English Department and the Law School, the Filipino American National Historical Society Metro New York Chapter and other generous partners.
* Peg Christoff has been awarded the Presidential Mini-Grant for the Departmental Diversity Initiatives, for her proposal entitled, "Cross-Cultural Studies of Asian and Asian American Groups on Long Island.",
* Bishembarnath & Sheela Mattoo Center for India Studies presented Professor Jonardon Ganeri, New York University, Wednesday, March 2, 2016 For details, click here.
* Bishembarnath & Sheela Mattoo, Center for India Studies presented a book talk, Lord Siva's Song: The Isvara Gita by Andrew Nicholson on Monday, February 23, 2015.
* AAAS faculty led interdepartmental effort in securing a two year federal grant to improve language education at SBU.
* Dasan Translation Project : In 2014, the Center for Korean Studies received an initial three-year grant for extensive research and creative interpretation on Old and New Commentaries of the Analect written by an eighteenth-century Korean scholar Cheong Yakyong. The translation of Cheong's works with extensive contemporary commentaries by Dr. Hongkyung Kim will be published in five volumes within several years. For more information, click here: ( http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/korean/research/Dasan%20.html )
* October 10, 2014 . “The American Empire’s Camera”: Nerissa Balce delivered a lecture on abjection and Philippine colonial photographs, at the Philippine Consulate in New York City.
* October 9, 2014 Lecture Explores How Certain Traits Shape Our Success!
* On October 2, 2014, Nerissa Balce presented a paper on queering Filipino fascism for the conference, "The States of Southeast Asian American Studies" at the University of Minnesota.
* Language Analysis for the Determination of Origin of Asylum Seekers (LADO) as a Language Test: Issues of Validity , Lecture by Professor Tim McNamara (University of Melbourne), Thursday, September 18, 2014, Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1 (The MIC Distinguished Lecture Series) For more information, click here.
* Poetry Reading and Lecture by Vijay Seshadri, 2014 Pultzer Prize Winner for Poetry (Mr Seshadri is the first Asian American to win a Pultizer Prize for Poetry) All are welcome. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4 pm, The Poetry Center (Humanities Bldg. 2F). Sponsored by The Mattoo Center for India Studies, The Poetry Center, The Department of English, The Humanities Institute, and The Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory. For information, click here! Mattoo Center at 632-9742, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.stonybrook.edu/india
* A new study on the socio-economic issues of Asian Americans was just published by the Center for American Progress, a non-partisan educational institute. The 2014 report entitled, "Reading Between the Data: The Incomplete Story of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders," can be read here: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/race/report/2014/03/03/85055/reading-between-the-data/.
* Peg Christoff has been approved for funding, in the amount of $4,000, for the TALENT Grant. She will use this funding to introduce interactive materials for her introductory course on the political geography of Asia and Asian America. Congratulations Peg!
* Learn Indian Languages in India: AIIS summer 2013 and academic year 2013-2014 language programs. The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2013 and academic year 2013-2014 language programs. Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Vizag), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram) and Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). We will offer other Indian languages upon request. All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study. For regular summer Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali, Hindi and Tamil we require the equivalent of one year of prior study. For summer Urdu, we require the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu. We can offer courses at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer. Summer students should apply for FLAS (graduate students) if available for funding to cover the costs of the program. Funding for Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu may be available through the U.S. State Department's CLS program (see www.clscholarship.org). Academic year students are eligible to apply for an AIIS fellowship which would cover all expenses for the program. AIIS is also offering a fall semester program. We offer Hindi and Urdu at all levels for the fall; we require two years of prior language study for other languages for the fall. The application deadline is January 31, 2013. Applications can be downloaded from the AIIS web site at www.indiastudies.org. For more information: Phone: 773-702-8638. Email: email@example.com. For more information on The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, click here.
* In summer 2012, Nerissa Balce gave lectures on political humor at four universities in the Philippines: Silliman University in Negros Oriental island, De La Salle University-Manila, Ateneo de Manila University, and the University of Santo Tomas. She gave a fifth lecture on American colonial images of the Philippines at Philippine Women's University. Silliman University poster here.
* SBU Embarks on Korean Language Teacher Certification Program with the grant from Korean Education Center, in New York.
* The China Studies Program of Department of Asian and Asian American Studies is proud to announce the recipients for the 2012 Shi Ming Hu/Eli Seifman Leadership Award and Chinese Studies Scholarship of $500 each---Crystal Lee for the Leadership Award and Eric Ma for the Chinese Studies Scholarship. Congratulations!
* Languages without borders: Models of Multilingualism in Cognitive Science and Sociolinguistics" Kachru Endowment Distinguished Lecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, September 2012.
* Who is afraid of English? Globalization and Local Identities in Bangalore" (with Kamal K. Sridhar) to be presented at the 18th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE) will be jointly hosted by City University of Hong Kong and Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, December 6-9 2012.
* "Movements for Deconvergence of Dravidian from Indo-Aryan: Sociolinguistics, Language Identity and Development" Plenary Lecture, International Conference on Language Contact, Deccan College, Pune India, and and Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India, February 2013 .
* Nerissa Balce organized a panel on empire and American popular culture for the annual conference of the American Studies Association held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from Nov. 15-18, 2012. She read a paper on war and photography entitled, “Insurrectos and Insurgents.”
* "World Englishes and in the Multilingual World" Plenary Address at the International Association for World Englishes 19, University of Arizona, Phoenix, November 16-18, 2013
* Andrew Nicholson's book, Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Indian Intellectual History, has won the 2011 award for Best First Book in the History of Religions from the American Academy of Religion.
* Gregory Ruf has been awarded the prestigious Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching for the academic year 2010-11.
* SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints S.N. Sridhar to Distinguished Service Professor. .
* Agnes He has been invited to deliver a plenary address at the 2 nd American Pragmatics Conference, to be held in October, 2014 at UCLA. For details, please see http://ampra.appling.ucla.edu/plenary-speakers/
* Agnes He gave a lecture titled “Multi-performance: Chinese heritage language speakers汉语为继承语的语用研究” at the City University of Hong Kong, on June 13, 2013.
* Nerissa S. Balce delivered a paper on humor and Filipino American novels in the annual Association for Asian American Studies conference, held in Seattle, Washington, from April 18-20, 2013. She also chaired a panel on beauty and colonialism; served as a discussant on the history of the U.S. empire and gender, and moderated a Filipino American writers' panel.
* On March 15, 2013, Nerissa Balce delivered a lecture on colonial photography in the international conference Picturing Empire: Race and the Lives of the Photographs of Dean C. Worcester, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, organized by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. For a video of her lecture, see here.
* The Center for India Studies, Distinguished Lecture Series presents "Conserving India's Cultural Diversity: Vibrant Tradition vs. Forces of Homogenization" with Dr. Sukrita Paul Kumar on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm. Location: 1006 Humanities. For more details, please click here.
* The Wang Center and the Center for Korean Studies are bringing a musical group from Korea to the Wang Center theater on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7PM, Click here for more information.
* On September 20, 2012, Nerissa Balce was part of a panel on Philippine history and Filipino American fiction at the book launch of Filipino American novelist Gina Apostol's new novel, Gun Dealer's Daughter (Norton 2012). Along with the author Ms. Apostol, the other members of the panel were professors Sheila Coronel (Columbia University) and Neferti Tadiar (Barnard College). The event was held at the Philippine Consulate in New York City.
* The Center for India Studies invites you to An Interactive Conversation on Kannada Culture , Saturday, September 8, 2012 , 3:00-6:00 pm, Lecture Hall 1, Wang Center, Stony Brook University. For more details, click here .
* Lakshmi Swaminathan has been invited to present a paper on the Sanskrit devotional lyric " SUBRAHMANYA-BHUJANGAM", during the 15th World Sanskrit Conference, which will be held from January 5 to January 10 of 2012 in New Delhi, India". Click here for Acceptance letter.
* Agnes He has been invited to be a faculty member at the 6th National Heritage Language Summer Research Institute, to be held on June 18-22, 2012 UCLA.
* Brookhaven National Laboratory's Asian Pacific American Association proudly presents: What a Beautiful Jasmine Flower: A Celebration of Chinese Culture through Dance and Music , on May 25, 2012, 4:30 pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more details, (flyer) please click here. For bio's on performers, click here.
* Language Diversity Lecture Series presents Dr. Lisa Green from the Department of Linguistices, The University of Massachusett. Dr. Green will be giving a lecture on Thursday, April 26, 2012, 4:00 PM in Humanities 1006. Reception to follow in Humanities 1052. Topic: African American English Through the Years: From Hot Topics and Debates to Linguistic Research . For more information, click here!
SINGGALOT - THE TIES THAT BIND: Filipinos in America, From Colonial Subjects to Citizens
is now on view until April 22, 2012, Room 201.
* Agnes He has been invited to deliver a plenary speech at the 2012 Second Language Acquisition Symposium, to be held on April 12-14, 2012, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
* NEW TRADITIONS by hereandnow theater company, Thursday, April 12, 2012, 7:00PM, Wang Theater. For a preview: http://vimeo.com/5442995 Flier: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/wang/pdf/spring2012programs/hereandnow%20flier%20web.pdf
* SUFI FUSION with ARIF LOHAR and AROOJ AFTAB, Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7pm, Wang
For a preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gjaH2iuoYWE, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q0YlbrncnQ
The annual Vineet Johnsingh scholarship is given to a student who demonstrates outstanding academic accomplishment or potential and promise of contribution to the fostering of a better understanding of Indian civilization. Click here for more details. Deadline: April 12, 2012 TO APPLY, click here.
* The Department of Asian & Asian American Studies and Charles B. Wang Center present a lecture by John Stratton Hawley, Barnard College, Columbia University. Religion to Make a Nation: India and the Idea of the Bhakti Movement. Monday, March 26, 2012, 2:30 pm, Main Theatre, Wang Center. For the flier, click here.
* A Presentation on Contemporary Chinese Literature will be given by Prof. Zhizhong Zhang, Supervisor of Doctoral Students, Head of Contemporary Chinese Literature, Capital Normal University, Beijing. March 6, 2012. Click herefor more information.
* UNIVERSITY OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, March 8, 2012, 6:00 pm, Wang Center, Comedy,
Music, Dance and Refreshments! Free and Open to All!
The exhibition details the rich history of Filipinos in America, honors early immigrant pioneers and the determined generations after them, and addresses the community and culture of Filipino Americans through historically significant photographs. Singgalot celebrates the vital contribution made by Filipino Americans to Pacific trade, military service, the arts, and civil rights activism. For the flier: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/wang/programs/Singgalot%20flier%20FINALFINAL.pdf
* THE PINOYORKERS: Filipino (Pinoy) Artists and Activists Change New York, Tuesday, March
13, 2012 -7:00 pm, Wang Lecture Hall 1
This electrifying discussion gives voice to some of the most compelling and accomplished FIlipino-American experiences in New York's arts and activism. Pinoyorkers features JESSICA HAGEDORN, KENNETH BAUZON, ANGEL VELASCO SHAW, and the BAYANIHAN KULTURAL KOLEKTIB. Moderated by Nerissa Balce-Cortes of Stony Brook University. For the flier: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/wang/programs/PINOYORKERS%20copy.pdf
* "The Erotics of Modernities: Fin-de-Siècle Mexico and the United States" by Nerissa Balce and Melissa Forbis, 4 pm, Oct. 20, 2011, Humanities 1008
* Agnes He has been invited to be a faculty member at the 5th National Heritage Language Summer Research Institute, to be held on June 26-July 1, 2011, UCLA.
* Agnes He has been invited to deliver a plenary speech at the 23rd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL), to be held on June 17-19, 2011, University of Oregon.
* The Program in Korean Studies and the Center for Korean Studies are pleased to announce Jeen Hong Kim Scholarship, Undergraduate Award for Academic Achievement and Leadership.
* Andrew Nicholson will present a paper entitled "Doxography and Identity in Medieval India" in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 21, 2011. He will be presenting as a part of an interdisciplinary conference at the University of Copenhagen on literature and identity formation in the pre-modern world. Conference website: http://cif.tors.ku.dk/calender/cifcon3/
* Andrew Nicholson will present a lecture at the Free University of Berlin's Forum Transregionale Studien (Trans-regional Studies Forum) on May 24, 2011. It is entitled "Was heißt eine Gita? Textualität und Autorität in der indischen Philosophie" (What is a Gita? Textuality and Authority in Indian Philosophy). This lecture is part of the Zunkunftsphilologie (Future Philology) project at the Free University of Berlin: http://www.forum-transregionale-studien.de/en/zukunftsphilologie/profil/short-description.html
* Center for India Studies
PREM & LATHA CHANDRAN SCHOLARSHIP IN HINDUISM STUDIES, Deadline: May 9, 2011.
Click here for information.
* Andrew Nicholson was recently interviewed about his book, Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Indian Intellectual History. The interview appears on the website of its Indian publisher, Permanent Black Press. http://permanent-black.blogspot.com/2011/04/andrew-j.html
* Andrew Nicholson will be giving a lecture as part of the Stony Brook Philosophy Colloquium Series at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in Harriman 214. His talk is entitled "Orientalism and German Philosophy: Some Critical Reflections on Edward Said."
* We are saddened to inform you that on March 11, 2011, Professor Donny George Youkhanna passed away. We will miss him dearly.
* Nerissa S. Balce organized a panel entitled, "The Afterlife of Empire and the Cold War: The Cultures of Southeast Asia in American Studies" and read from her research on war, American popular novels and the discourse of counterinsurgency at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association in San Antonio, TX on November 20, 2010.
* Donny George Youkhanna will be giving the key note speech at the NARSAI'S Ninth Annual Taste of the Meditarranean, in San Francisco, arranged by AAS (Assyrian Aid Society) in the US, on Saturday, November 13, 2010.
* Book Signing by Andrew Nicholson (11/10/2010, 1 p.m., Wang Center Lecture Hall 2)
* Nerissa S. Balce served as a featured panelist on Filipino diasporic literature, Turning Tides: A Symposium on Diasporic Literatures, hosted by Fordham University's Department of English, African &; African American Studies and the Fordham Creative Writing, Literary Studies and American Studies Programs (11/6/2010).
* Sunita Mukhi was awarded for Distinguished Leadership in Asian American Arts and Cultural Heritage by the Organization of Chinese Americans - Long Island Chapter (OCA-LI). The award ceremony was at the OCA-LI Gala (11/6/10, Dae Dong Manor Restaurant, Flushing, NY) >> The Indian Panorama article (p. 19).
* NYS-registered Teacher Education Programs for Chinese and Japanese (September 2010) >;>; Happenings article
* Nerissa S. Balce received the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (FAHSS) award last fall 2009 and spring 2010 for two research projects: on Spain, the Philippines and the archives of 1898; and on American popular novels on the Philippine American War.
* Book Signing by Eriko & Anna Sato (9/15/2009) >> Happenings article
* Symposium: Asian Languages and the Professions (4/8/2008, Wang Center)
* The acquisition of Tentaroh Inoh Collection for Japanese Studies at SBU Library (5/21/2007)
* Symposium: US-Asia: Emerging Opportunities (5/6/2004, Wang Center)