Kale Fajardo is Associate Professor of American Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and author of Filipino Crosscurrents: Oceanographies of Seafaring, Masculinities, and Globalization (University of Minnesota Press), recently reprinted by the University of the Philippines Press. Professor Fajardo’s talk will focus on a revealing ethnographic case study: the submerged and forgotten histories of Filipino cannery workers in Astoria, Oregon in the early 20th Century. Discussing his inter/trans disciplinary research in Astoria (and Oregon more broadly), he will engage the concept, reality and problem of settler colonialism in the context of Oregon and the Philippines.
This event is also sponsored by the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, the Department of Anthropology, the Global Studies Center, the Asian Studies Center, INPAC, and the Humanities Center. For more information contact Todd Reeser at firstname.lastname@example.org.