Global Diasporas

International and Area Studies Summer Institute for Educators, Summer 2004, UCLA

Workshop focused on the diverse African, European, Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian diaspora communities worldwide, from ancient to contemporary times. We will identify important diaspora communities from each region and the historic conditions that produced them, then explore how members have conceived of their places of origin and maintained real or imagined connections to their ancestral homelands. We will pay special attention to contrasting meanings as well as different ways that communities have expressed and kept alive ties to their homelands, such as celebrations, clothing styles, artistic and literary production, and travel.

Date Panel

SATURDAY

July 31, 2004

10383 Bunche Hall
9:00 am – noon

Welcome and Introduction to UCLA’S Global Diasporas Institute

Sherry Vatter
History Department, CSU Long Beach

Room 1, Media Lab
270 Powell Library
1:00 pm – 4:00

Screening and discussion of Amy Catlin- Jairazbhoy and Nazir Jairazbhoy’s 1997 film, Hmong musicians in America : interactions with three generations of Hmong Americans, 1978-1996 with

Barbara Gaerlan
Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA

MONDAY

August 2, 2004

10383 Bunche Hall
9:00 am - noon

Exiles and Emigrants, Migrants and Adventurers: Are All Population Movements Diasporic?

Elliot Barkan
Department of History, CSU San Bernadino

10383 Bunche Hall
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Travel in the Renaissance

Marianna Birnbaum
Department of Germanic Languages, UCLA

TUESDAY

August 3, 2004

10383 Bunche Hall
9:00 am - noon

At Home in Exile and in Exile at Home: Creating the Jewish Diaspora

Jeffrey Blutinger
History Department, CSU Long Beach

10383 Bunche Hall
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Filipino Labor Diaspora: Its Costs and Consequences

Including screening & discussion of Mariji Meerman’s 2001 film, CHAIN OF LOVE

Rhacel Parrenas
Department of Asian American Studies, UC Davis

WEDNESDAY

August 4, 2004

10383 Bunche Hall
9:00 am – 10:25

The African Diaspora in Haiti and the Americas

Patrick Polk
Department of World Arts and Cultures, UCLA

10:40 am – noon
The African Diaspora in Suriname

Allen Roberts
Department of World Arts and Cultures & Director of African Studies Center, UCLA

Social Science Computing Lab

2035B Public Policy Building
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

INTERNET SESSION: DIASPORA IDENTITIES ON THE WEB

THURSDAY

August 5, 2004

10383 Bunche Hall
9:00 am – noon

CURRICULUM SESSION

10383 Bunche Hall
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

AFRICAN DIASPORA COMMUNITIES IN THE INDIAN OCEAN WORLD

Allen Roberts
Department of World Arts and Cultures & Director of African Studies Center, UCLA

Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy
Department of Ethnomusicology, UCLA

Including screening & discussion of her 2003 film, From Africa to India: Sidi Music in the Indian Ocean Diaspora

FRIDAY

August 6, 2004

10383 Bunche Hall
9:00 am – noon

GEOGRAPHICAL MOBILITY IN EUROPE

Ödül Bozkurt
Department of Sociology, UCLA

Young Research Library
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

UCLA LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR THE ADVANCED USER

Miki Gorel
Reference Librarian, Young Research Library, UCLA

10383 Bunche Hall
2:30 pm – 4:00

Screening & discussion of Caroline Babayan’s 2001 film, HAMBURGER AND DOLMA

MONDAY

August 9, 2004

10383 Bunche Hall
9:00 am - noon

MOVING IDENTITIES: LEARNING FROM NORTH AFRICAN ARABS IN FRANCE

Larry Michalak
School of Public Health and Alcohol Research Group, UC Berkeley

10383 Bunche Hall
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

DIASPORAS IN JAPAN

Ann Kaneko
Independent Filmmaker

Including screening & discussion of her 1998 film, OVERSTAY

TUESDAY

August 10, 2004

10383 Bunche Hall
9:00 am - noon

AFRICANS IN EUROPE

Dominic Thomas
Department of French and Francophone Studies, UCLA

10383 Bunche Hall
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SOUTHEAST ASIAN BI-CULTURAL PARENTING

Cathryn Dhanatya
Department of Education, Social Sciences and Comparative Education Division, UCLA

10383 Bunche Hall
9:00 am - noon

RUSSIAN/GERMANS: CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL ASPECTS

Snezhana Bokarius
Ph.D, Anthropology, formerly at St. Petersburg University, Russia

10383 Bunche Hall
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

EAST ASIAN DIASPORA IN LATIN AMERICA: AN OVERVIEW WITH THE CHINESE AS A CASE STUDY

Clara M. Chu
Department of Information Studies, UCLA

THURSDAY

August 12, 2004

10383 Bunche Hall
9:00 am – 10:45

SUMMING UP, POST-SEMINAR TASKS, & ACCREDITATION

11:00 am – noon

Recreating the Homeland in Los Angeles: Little Ethiopia

Azeb Tadesse
African Studies Center , UCLA

noon - 4:00 pm

FIELD TRIP TO LITTLE ETHIOPIA

Including LUNCH at Ethiopian Restaurant, Meals by Genet

Sponsored by UCLA’s International Institute and its Center for African Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Center for European and Eurasian Studies, and Center for Near Eastern Studies. Funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education.

Published: Monday, August 16, 2004