Vietnamese American Studies related papers at the Association for Asian American
Studies Conference to be held April 7-11, 2010 in Austin, TX.

PANEL Negotiating Cultural Identity Across the Pacific, Thursday April 8, 2010 10:15-11:45 am.

Duc Huynh, University of Texas at Austin Caodai in the Vietnamese-American Diaspora

PANEL Contours of diaspora: articulating Vietnamese diasporic subjectivity and formation, Thursday April 8, 2010
1:00-2:30pm

Discussant: Mariam B. Lam, University of California, Riverside

Thang Dao, University of Southern California, The borders of diaspora: and analysis of (underline) Slander and
(underline) Paris 17/9

Quan Tran, Yale University, The Boat People memorial Building Movement and Diasporic Practices of
Emplacement

Nhu Truong, New York University Mobilizing Vietnamese Diaspora for Development: The Pragmatic Interests and
Limitation of Vietnam's State Diaspora Policies

Thien Huong Ninh, University of Southern California, Transnational Religious Kinship: Vietnamese Catholics and
Caodaists in the U.S. and Their Co-Religionists in Vietnam

PANEL: Reconceptualizing Race: Beyond/In Light of a Colorblind ParadigmThursday, April 8, 2010, 2:45-4:15 p.m.

Dana Nakano, University of California, Irvine, Invisible Race: The Election of Congressman Cao and the Illusion of
a Post-Racial America

Brian Lam, California State University "A Socially Contextualized Model of Possible Selves Among Vietnamese
Americans”

PANEL: Challenging Representation: Art and Politics in the Vietnamese American Community, Friday April 9,
20108:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Chair: Linda Vo, University of California, Irvine

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, San Francisco State University - Strategic Activism

Ysa D. Le, Arts Activist/Independent Scholar, The Rewards and Challenges of Arts Organizing in the Vietnamese
American Community

Lan Duong, University of California, Riverside, Raising Red Flags: Community Art, Community Politics in Orange
County

Thuy N. D. Tran, University of California, Santa Barbara, Whose Show Is It Anyway?: Challenges for Contemporary
Curatorial Practice

PANEL: The Vietnam Wars and Its After lives, Friday April 9, 2010, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Chair/Discussant: Viet Thanh Nguyen, University of Southern California

Thy Phu, The University of Western Ontario, The Scars of Reparation: Napalm Girl, Medical Philanthropy, and
Reconciliation

Y-Dang Troeung, McMaster University, Framing the "Future" History of the Vietnam War in Monique Truong's The
Book of Salt

Donald Goellnicht, McMaster University, "Just write a story about Vietnam": The (Dis)Avowal of "Ethnic Literature"
in Nam Le's The Boat

PANEL: Southeast Asian American and Rethinking Asian American Studies, Saturday April 10, 2010,8:30 – 10:00
a.m.

Chair: Linda Vo, University of California, Irvine

Hien Duc Do, San Jose State University Southeast Asian American Studies: Rethinking Asian American Studies

Yen Le Espiritu, University of California, San Diego Uneasy Alliance: The Differential Inclusion of Vietnamese into
Asian American Studies

Viet Thanh Nguyen, University of Southern California, Southeast Asians in the United States, the United States in
Southeast Asia: Notes on Field and Method

Khatharya Um, University of California, Berkeley, Binaries and Boundaries: Re-Mapping Southeast Asian/American
Studies

PANEL, Southern Viet Nam and Southern California: Imagined Communities and Transnational Connections,
Saturday April 10, 2010, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Chair: Thuy Vo Dang, University of California, San Diego

Discussant: Lan Duong, University of California, Riverside

Tuan Hoang, University of Notre Dame Soldiers, War, Popular Music, and Memory: Nhac Linh in South Vietnamese
and Vietnamese American Discourse

Phuong Nguyen, University of Southern California, TRANSNATIONAL RADIO COMMUNITY: The role of the Voice
of America in the formation of Vietnamese refugee nationalism

Thuy Vo Dang, University of California, San Diego Human Rights in the 21st Century: Vietnamese American
Anticommunism and the Humanitarian Logic

Cam Vu, University of Southern California Fatherhood in le thuy diem thuy's The Gangster We Are All Looking For
and Nam Le's The Boat

PANEL: Emergent Communities: The Post-1965 South, Saturday April 10, 2010, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Roy Vu, North Lake College & University of Texas at Dallas- Exile on Mehong Street: Vietnamese Houstonians and
their Post-War Community Formation Strategies

Marguerite Nguyen, Tulane University, Asian American Topographies in Post-Katrina New Orleans