ARCHIVE 2019-20

ARCHIVE 2019-20

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FALL 2019


September 18
Alka Menon, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Yale University
“Constructing an Asian Look: Beauty Ideals and Cosmetic Surgery in Malaysia”
October 2
Kheang Un, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University
“Cambodia: Return to Authoritarianism”
October 9
Michele Thompson, Professor of Southeast Asian History, Southern Connecticut State University
“Selections from ‘Gardens of Tranquil Wisdom: The 14th Century Vietnamese Buddhist Monk Physician Tuệ Tĩnh and Medicine in Trần Dynasty Vietnam’”
October 23
Wen-Qing Ngoei, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Nanyang Technological University
“Arc of Containment: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia”

November 6
Nancy K. Florida, Professor of Indonesian & Javanese Studies, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan
“Living in a Time of Madness: Last Days of Java’s Last Prophetic Poet”

November 13
Agni Klintuni Boedhihartono, Associate Professor of Tropical Landscapes and Livelihoods, Forest and Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia
“Visualizing Sustainable Future: Long-term Engagement in Conservation and Development”
November 20
Jonathan Padwe, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii, Manoa.
“Mosquitoes and the Making of the Annamite Hill Country: A Parasitical Speculative History”
December 4
Wynn Gadkar-Wilcox, Professor of History and Non-Western Cultures, Western Connecticut State University
“Nietzchean Buddhism: Continental Philosophy, Saigon Academics, and the Vietnam War”




January 29
Justin McDaniel, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania
“Ghostly Aesthetics: Material Culture and the Undead in Thailand”
February 21

Southeast Asia Studies Spring Cultural Festival
Regional Food, Music, Dance and Art
Hosted by Faculty and Students of the Southeast Asia Studies Language and Literture Progams, with the Alliance for Southeast Asia Students
See CSEAS Cultural Festivals >>

February 5
Marco Garrido, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
“The Patchwork City: Class, Space, and Politics in Metro Manila”
March 28
Sutasoma, A Balinese Shadow Play by Gusti Sudarta
Dalang: I Gusti Putu Sudarta, Shadow Master
Gamelan gender wayang musicians: Kyle Dosier, Brian Larson, Daniel Smither, Andy McGraw
Program Information/ Recorded Live Performance on Yale YouTube
February 12
Ward Keeler, Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin
“Comparative Queer Southeast Asian Studies”
April 15
“Digital Southeast Asia: Accessing and Using Digital Collections for Southeast Asian Studies at Yale”
Brandon Miliate, Librarian for South and Southeast Asia Studies, Yale University
See Full Recorded Webinar >>

February 19
Bradley Davis, Associate Professor, Department of History, Eastern connecticut State University
“Animal Beings: Elephants and Empire in Southeast Asia

May 1
“Understanding Digital Vietnam: Contemporary Issues and New Directions”
Workshop organized by Dang Nguyen, Yale Fox Fellow and Erik Harms, Professor of Anthropology at Yale
See workshop summary with link to program website and full recorded webinar

February 26
Ruth E. Toulson, Assistant Professor, Division of Liberal Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art
“Transforming Grief: Life and Death in a Singaporean Funeral Parlor”

March 4
Nhung Tran, Director, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies and Associate Professor of History, University of Toronto
“Confession, Cosmopolitanism, and Catholic Identity in Early Modern Vietnam”

June 26
Climate Change and COVID-19: its intersections with the everyday scale in Thailand and Indonesia
Erik Harms, Yale University; Brian McAdoo, Yale-NUS College; Suwitra Wongwaree, A Little Wild, La Cuisine Founder; Dr. Chaya Vaddhanaphuti, Chiang Mai University
Co-sponsored by LSESU ASEAN Society and Yale CSEAS
Program Information at