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A Critical Refugee Studies Conference on Time & Space -- FRIDAY (4/27/18)

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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER FOR BOTH DAYS, YOU MUST RSVP FOR EACH DAY. THANK YOU!

Please RSVP as soon as possible, because space is limited.

This event is free and open to the public.

When: Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, 2018
Where: UCLA (Young Research Library Presentation Room and 314 Royce Hall)

This event features 2017-18 Critical Refugee Studies Collective Multi-campus Research Projects and Initiatives grantees and their scholarly, artistic, and community-based projects that focus on Time and Space, projects that shift the reference point in refugee studies from that of the state, humanitarian organizations, and policy makers to that of the refugees. We conceptualize time and space not as natural and fixed but as materially and discursively produced through the expansion of empire, (neo)colonialism, and militarism, and as unsettled and remade by refugees. Projects include but are not limited to: geographies of displacement; refugee mobility; settler colonialism and refugee resettlement; detention, incarceration, deportation; refugee camps; waiting; refugee time; memory work; making/taking space; public and private space; community building, etc.

The Critical Refugee Studies Collective is Mohamed Abumaye (CSU-SM), Victor Bascara (UCLA), Lan Duong (USC), Yen Lê Espiritu (UCSD), Nigel Hatton (UCM), Lila Sharif (UIUC), Khatharya Um (UCB), and Ma Vang (UCM).

•Sponsored by the University of California Office of the President’s Multi-campus Research Projects and Initiatives
•Hosted by the UCLA Asian American Studies Department

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Friday, April 27, 2018
2pm-6pm
Young Research Library Presentation Room, UCLA

2:10-2:15pm
Welcome and thanks (Victor Bascara, UC Los Angeles)
2:15-2:25pm
Opening remarks (Yen Lê Espiritu, UC San Diego, and Lan Duong, U of Southern California)
2:25-2:45pm
Refugee Resistance Menu: Genevieve Erin O’Brien
2:45-3:55pm
All-Grantee Roundtable Discussion (Moderated by Victor Bascara)


4:00-5:45pm
Scholars Panel 1 (moderated by Mohamed Abumaye, California State University - San Marcos)
•Maha Zubaidi (UC San Diego)
Investigation of Health-related Issues Experienced by Syrian Refugees in El Cajon
•Phong Khai Hong and Zehra Qazi (UC Riverside)
From Afghanistan to the US: Forced Migration and Empowerment through Islam
•T. Kaneali`i Williams (UC San Diego)
Ho’i i ā Papah ā naumoku (Return to Papah ā naumoku)
•Ryan Boun (UC Berkeley) and Francis Yang (UC Berkeley)
Foodways in Displacement: Khmer Refugees, 1973-Present


Saturday, April 28, 2018
9am-5pm
314 Royce Hall, UCLA

9:10-11:10am
Scholars Panel 2 (moderated by Khatharya Um, UC Berkeley)
•Loubna Qutami (UC Riverside)
Between Death Waters and Desolate Shores: Palestinianness as Method for Global Refugee
Survivance
•Olivia Quintanilla (UC San Diego)
Migrating Islands and Re(framing) Environmental Refuge(e) in the Pacific: Using Oral
Histories and Climate Policy to Understand the Climate Refugee Experience
•Tsering Wangmo Dhompa (UC Santa Cruz)
Tibetan Refugee-Citizens: Citizenship in Exile
•See Xiong (UC Merced)
MAI: Stories from Southeast Asian America


11:10-12:40pm
Organizers/Artists Panel 1 (moderated by Nigel Hatton, UC Merced)
•Robin Guring and Prem Pariyar (Nepali Association of Northern California [NANC])
Nepalis For Nepalis: The Status of Nepali Asylees/Refugees Living in the San Francisco Bay Area
and Resilient: Bhutanese Refugees in the Shadows of Happiness
•Daniel C. Marith, Sarim T. Marith, Sar Van, and Mrs. Thach El (Khmer Alliance Foundation [KAF])
California - Cambodian Americans on the Move (CA-CAOM)

1:40-3:10pm
Organizers/Artists Panel 2 (moderated Lila Sharif, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
•Amrah Salomon and Andrea Gaspar (UCSD Community and Labor Project [CLP])
Navigating Survival: Border Region Mapping Resources for Deportees, Refugees, and
Undocumented Migrants
•Thear Chum and Uyen My Yamamoto (United Cambodia American Network [UCAN])
The Cambodian Experience: Our Journey to America
•Diana Cervera
Mujer Mariposa: Voices of
Womxn on the Periphery

3:15-4:45pm
Organizers/Artists Panel 3 (moderated by Ma Vang, UC Merced)
•Charya Burt and Rob Burt (Charya Burt Dance Company)
Children of the Refugees
•Sambo Ly (International Community Khmer Buddhist Monks Center [ICKMC])
Preserving Khmer Art
•Kristina Shull and Bo Thai (Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement [CIVIC])
Climate Refugees: Environmental Justice Detained

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