In about a month, the annual Association of Asian American Studies conference will be held in San Francisco. For many intellectuals (organic and non, ala Gramsci) in Asian American Studies, this conference is not only a location for cutting edge scholarship but also a safe haven for community building and political engagement.
This year, AAAS will be extra-special because the national assembly of the Critical Filipino/Filipina Studies Collective (CFFSC) will also be happening. The project of the collective is to explore how scholars are already transforming the university through social justice and how to advance oppositional politics to empire and oppression.
AKA. I’M. PUMPED.