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Refugee Conference

Refugee Students as Catalysts

"The conference aimed to raise awareness of refugees’ experiences and to explore ways in which this awareness can be used to internationalize community college curriculum and campus environments....

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Volunteers for after-school language program

Do you speak a Southeast Asian or South Asian language? Do you like to have fun? Teach a language and share culture with school children in the Afterschool Language Program with support from the...

P. McElwee

Gatty Lecture Series Highlights: Pamela McElwee - "Environmental Rule in Vietnam: Governmentality, Networks, and Nature in the 20th Century"

Do you know Vietnam has a long history of conservation and Ho Chi Minh himself was a conservationist? Based on chapters from her new book “Forests are Gold: Trees, People and Environmental Rule in...

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2 SEAP Grad Students win Fulbright-Hays Fellowships

Ryan Buyco (Asian Studies), and Katie Rainwater (Development Sociology) have received Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education to support...

Loos - book oct. 2016

Historian's new book tells story of notorious Thai prince

Adultery, government corruption, betrayal: The life of Prince Prisdang Chumsai of Siam reads like a modern soap opera. When historian/SEAP faculty, Tamara Loos, came across his confessional letters...

Chiara Formichi

Chiara Formichi explores current, historic Islam

Islam has been much in the American news lately, but Chiara Formichi says the stereotypes media reinforce do us a disservice. “It’s important that we as faculty help students to break up assumptions...

Singapore book 2016

SEAP graduate student, Jack Chia, and alumnus, Wah Guan Lim, (PhD '15) contributes to recent volume on Singapore history

The book critically reflects on Singapore’s 50 years of independence. Contributors interrogate a selected range of topics on Singapore’s history, culture and society – including the constitution,...

Danilyn Rutherford - June 2016

SEAP alum, Danilyn Rutherford, appointed as new president of Wenner-Gren Foundation

"With a commitment toward sustained leadership in defining the practice of anthropology, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research has named respected anthropologist Danilyn Rutherford...

manuscripts of national library of thailand - matt reeder - june 2016

SEAP graduate student Matt Reeder's review of the manuscript collection at the National Library of Thailand

"The collections are remarkable, the atmosphere is conducive to research, and the staff is professional and efficient. It is my hope that more researchers will begin to make use of these collections...

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Job Opportunities

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A. Fuhrmann book

SEAP faculty, Arnika Fuhrmann, publishes new book

Congratulations to SEAP faculty, Arnika Fuhrmann, Department of Asian Studies, on her recently published book entitled "Ghostly Desires: Queer Sexuality and Vernacular Buddhism in Contemporary Thai...

Tagliacozzo

SEAP faculty, Eric Tagliacozzo, recipient of Distinguished Teaching Award

SEAP faculty Eric Tagliacozzo, Department of History, has been selected as the recipient of the Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award for 2016. This is a great honor, given by the...

Sean Fear

SEAP graduate student, Sean Fear, Department of History publishes article in Journal of Vietnamese Studies

Congratulations to SEAP graduate student, Sean Fear, Department of History on publishing an article in the Journal of Vietnamese Studies, vol. 11 entitled: "The Ambiguous Legacy of Ngô Đình Diệm in...

Vietnam Boats
Researching the VN war - rebecca townsend history 1137

HIST 1137: The Vietnam Wars in Film

As part of her Vietnam Wars in Film First-Year Writing Seminar, Rebecca Townsend-Hill's students have been blogging about their research projects, including the sources they've dug up with the help...

SEAp Design for tshirt

SEAP T-shirts now on sale!

Congratulations to Chun Jiang, a junior in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, whose design was chosen for the SEAP t-shirt. Thank you to all who participated in the t-shirt contest. The...

Ben

Memorials of Benedict Anderson (1936-2015)

The Southeast Asia Program has dedicated a memorial page in honor of recently deceased SEAP professor Benedict Anderson. The page compiles an evolving list of tributes from Ben's former students,...

Laos Stupa

University of Pennsylvania and National Library of Laos launch the Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts

The University of Pennsylvania and National Library of Laos have launched the Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts at lannamanuscripts.net as a resource for the study of traditional...

Allan Isaac Lecture

Gatty Lecture Series Highlights: Allan Isaac - "Offshore Identities & Ruptures in the Handling Time"

On Thursday, March 3, Dr. Allan Isaac gave an exciting talk on the phenomenon of call centers in the Philippines in "Offshore Identities and Ruptures in the Handling Time." Through an examination of...