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Online forum “Dislocated Nikkei: New Understandings of Race and World War II” hosted by the MSU Asian Pacific American Studies Program

October 13 @ 5:00 pm

The Michigan State University Asian Pacific American Studies Program is hosting an online forum titled “Dislocated Nikkei: New Understandings of Race and World War II” on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 5pm EDT. Department of Anthropology faculty Dr. Stacey Camp will be one of the panelists and Dr. Andrea Louie will moderate the forum.

Description: The experiences of Nikkei, people of Japanese descent in the United States, are key to understanding World War II on the US home front. However, Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans experienced World War II in many locations and many ways that have not previously been explored. On the 75th anniversary of the end of the war, this panel discussion will start with short comments that highlight new perspectives. What can we learn about Japanese American internment camps from archeology? Why were Japanese New Yorkers imprisoned on Ellis Island? Who were Japanese American survivors of the Atomic Bomb and how were their experiences different from Japanese and Korean survivors? What can we learn if we also consider the role of gender, family, disability, physical and mental health in Nikkei experiences? We will have plenty of time for discussion, so please join us to enter into a conversation about new understandings of Nikkei experiences, race, and World War II.

Naoko Wake, Director, Asian Pacific American Studies Program, MSU
Stacey Camp, Director, MSU Campus Archeology Program, Department of Anthropology
Anna Pegler-Gordon, Professor, James Madison College, MSU
Andrea Louie, Professor, Department of Anthropology, MSU

Zoom ID: 98053980812
Passcode: WW2

Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/2MfRmXdDw

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October 13
5:00 pm
Event Category:


Video Conference


Asian Pacific American Studies Program