Kathleen López, assistant professor in the department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean studies at Rutgers University, examines the discrimination Chinese migrants faced in Cuba in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Robyn Rodriguez, an associate professor in the department of Asian American Studies at UC Davis, presents research from her recent book, Migrants for Exports, where she examines why and how the Philippine government has become a "labor brokerage state" that supplies the world's labor markets with thousands of workers every day. Sponsored by the Forum on Migration.
Madeline Y. Hsu, director of the Center for Asian American Studies and associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, explores how shifts in immigration laws and practices produced the idea of Chinese, and other Asian immigrants, as high-achieving “model minorities.”
Alexander Cooley, Barnard's department of political science chair and Tow Professor of Political Science, is developing a course that looks at the rise of the resource-rich Central Asian countries and how it is impacting America's primacy on the global stage.