We are delighted to invite you to the last talk of the Fall 2022/2023 semester of the American Studies Colloquium Series:

Selma Bidlingmaier
(Humboldt University of Berlin)

Covid and a History of Racialized Asian Bodies in the US

 This is an in-person event.

Thursday, January 19, 2023
at 4:45 p.m.

You can get 3 OZN points for participating in this event.
Check how to collect OZN points online here.

Where?

Room 317
al. Niepodległości 22, Warsaw
(the building features some mobility accommodations: ramp and lift)

What?

Anti-Asian racism has been on the rise since the covid pandemic began. This talk examines the historical moments in US history that shaped the ideas that fuel anti-Asian racism. I will focus specifically on 19th Century scientific racism, coolie labor and the making of the white working class, and the 20th Century myth of the model minority.

Who?

Selma Siew Li Bidlingmaier is a lecturer at Humboldt University Berlin. She is educated in the US and Germany and has attained degrees in psychology, Anglophone literature and American studies. Her PhD, “Re-habilitating Chinatown,” addressed the politics of representation in Chinese American literature and calls for a re-reading of Chinatowns as Lefebvrian lived spaces. Her postdoctoral project traces the social and cultural history New York City’s gentrification to the Progressive Era, which she argues laid the foundation for urban eugenic policies throughout the 20th Century. Examining the confluence of social Darwinism, euthenics, and eugenics within architecture, landscaping of green spaces, urban planning, and urban policy, she demonstrates how the city was designed and stratified in an effort to socially engineer and (re)produce a “fit” labor force, an “intelligent” electorate, and a “gentile” citizenry.

Erasmus annoucements

Applications for Erasmus+ 2023/2024 are now open!

January 27, 2023

As an ASC student, you may spend up to two semesters in one study-cycle studying abroad. Apply for Erasmus+ until February 26!

Year 2022/2023

January 25: Meeting with the authors of “Pieśni Grozy: Straszne, mordercze i tajemnicze polskie pieśni ludowe”

January 20, 2023

Meet the authors of the book “Pieśni Grozy: Straszne, mordercze i tajemnicze polskie pieśni ludowe.” We are going to talk about how folklore still inspires artists, the process of creating illustrations and publications, and how folk art can be used in contemporary art.

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February 24: American Leadership in the war in Ukraine: Indonesian Perspective

January 20, 2023

Leadership Research Group has a pleasure of inviting all scholars and students to a conversation on the non-Western perspective on the war in Ukraine. Our guest will be Agastya Wardhana from Airlangga University and he will speak about the American leadership in the war in Ukraine from an Indonesian perspective.

News

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American Studies Colloquium Series

January 19: Covid and a History of Racialized Asian Bodies in the US

January 19, 2023

Anti-Asian racism has been on the rise since the covid pandemic began. This talk by Selma Bidlingmaier examines the historical moments in US history that shaped the ideas that fuel anti-Asian racism. It focuses specifically on 19th Century scientific racism, coolie labor and the making of the white working class, and the 20th Century myth of the model minority.