CAALS Virtual Conference 2022

Welcome to the homepage for the CAALS 2022 Virtual Conference
Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 
(All Times EST)
Hosted by University of California, Santa Barbara 

Day 1: Friday June 10th, 2022

11:45am       CAALS Co-Chair Welcome

12pm  Book Conversation



  Gina Apostol, author of Bibliolepsy (Soho Press, 2022)






  Discussant: Paul Nadal (Princeton University) and Alden Sajor Marte-Wood (Rice 






This panel is co-sponsored by Princeton University’s Effron Center for the Study 



of America and Rice University’s Chao Center for Asian Studies



2pm Book Conversation    



  Mai-Linh K. Hong (University of California, Merced), Chrissy Yee Lau 



(California State University, Monterey Bay), and Preeti Sharma (California State 



University, Long Beach), editors of The Auntie Sewing Squad Guide to Mask 



Making, Radical Care, and Racial Justice (University of California Press, 2021)



(https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520384002/the-auntie-sewing-squad-guide-to-mask-making-radical-care-and-racial-justice); 30% off coupon code (if purchased from UC Press): 21W2240



Christine Kitano (Ithaca College) and Alycia Pirmohamed (University of 



Edinburgh), editors of, and Swati Rana (University of California, Santa Barbara), 



contributor to They Rise Like a Wave: An Anthology of Asian American Women 



Poets (Blue Oak Press, 2022)






Moderator: Aline Lo (Colorado College)



4pm Scholarly Panel 



Environments, Experts and Frontiers



Julia Lee (University of California, Irvine), The Asian American Neo-frontier 






Hyo Kyung Woo (Edwards Waters University), Creating an “Oriental Yankee”: 



Kang Younghil’s East Goes West and the Role of “Chinamen”



Julia Harvey (University of Indianapolis), “Not-one, Not-two. Not Same. Not 



Different”: Buddhist Philosophy and Rejection of an Anthropocentric Ecology in 



Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being



Chair: Julia Lee (University of California, Irvine) 



6pm Book Conversation       



Jeff Chon, author of Hashtag Good Guy With A Gun (Sagging Meniscus Press, 



2021) (https://www.saggingmeniscus.com/catalog/hashtag_good_guy_with_a_gun/)



Leland Cheuk, author of No Good Very Bad Asian (Conscious & Responsible 



Press, 2021)






Moderator: Hilda H. Ma (Saint Mary’s College of California)



This panel is co-sponsored by the Department of Asian American Studies and 



the English Department’s American Cultures and Global Contexts Center 



(ACGCC) at University of California, Santa Barbara.



Day 2: Saturday June 11th, 2022



12pm  Book Conversation



  erin Khuê Ninh, author of Passing for Perfect: College Impostors and Other 



Model Minorities (Temple University Press, 2021)






James Kyung-Jin Lee, author of Pedagogies of Woundedness: Illness, Memoir, 



and the Ends of the Model Minority (Temple University Press, 2021)






Moderator: Erica Kanesaka (Brown University)



2pm Scholarly Panel



CAALS Emerging Scholars Panel   



Justine Trinh (Washington State University), Left Behind and Nowhere to Go: 



Runaways and Parental Disownment in Little Sister Left Behind and Miles from 






         Katherine Xiong (Brown University), Plastic Humanity: Human/Asian 



Biomaterial and Plastic Commodity Circulation in “Peeling Off” by Lin Hsin-hui



         Janice Yim (Fordham University), Khmerican (in)Verse: How Sokunthary Svay’s 



Aspara in New York Counters Practices of Unsettlement



Chair: Rei Magosaki (Chapman University)



4pm Book Conversation         



  Erin Suzuki (University of California, San Diego), author of Ocean Passages: 



Navigating Pacific Islander and Asian American Literatures (Temple University Press, 2021)






         Heidi Kim (University of North Carolina), author of Illegal Immigrants/Model 



Minorities: The Cold War of Chinese American Narrative (Temple University 



Press, 2021)






         Moderator: Karen Siu (Rice University)          



6pm Scholarly Panel



Embodiment and Beyond       



Nancy Carranza (University of California, Riverside), The Violent Inheritance of 



Empire: Narrating and Navigating Contested Psychic and Physical Spaces in Peter 



Bacho’s Entrys



Leah Milne (University of Indianapolis), Marginalized Motherhood in Asian 



American Literature



Maile Aihua Young (University of California, Santa Barbara), Machine, Cyborg, 



Virus: Poetics Beyond Embodiment



Chair: Timothy K. August (Stony Brook University)                                



7:30pm         Closing Remarks