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The newly-formed Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies consortium was recently funded by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

We are happy to announce that UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies is a founding member of the newly-established Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies (GETSEA) consortium. The consortium has been awarded a $275,000 grant by the Henry Luce Foundation through its Luce Initiative on Southeast Asia (LuceSEA). GETSEA was formed with the mission of enhancing graduate education in Southeast Asian studies across North America through innovation and collaboration.

As a cross-institutional network led by the eight current and recent National Resource Centers (NRCs) on Southeast Asia, GETSEA will work to expand the collaborative infrastructure between the centers of Southeast Asian studies, including a virtual speaker series, specialized online mini-courses, a mentoring network, professional development workshops for graduate students, and the creation of a framework for shared language instruction. We hope you will provide your input in the upcoming needs assessment and will take advantage of the expanded curricular and networking opportunities afforded by GETSEA.

This collaboration between Southeast Asia centers will be critical as we continue to adapt to new virtual learning environments. This grant will allow UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies and our fellow NRCs to foster productive new connections in our teaching and research, and to come together during a time of social distancing to strengthen our scholarly interactions.

The Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University will serve as the initial administrative host for GETSEA. The members of the consortium include:  

Cornell University (host)
The University of Michigan
Northern Illinois University
The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
The University of Washington
The University of Wisconsin, Madison
The University of California, Los Angeles
The University of California, Berkeley

Academic Year 2020-2021

GETSEA Graduate Student Council

  • Emily Donald (Cornell University)
  • Daniel McCoy (Northern Illinois University)
  • Alex Mabanta (UC Berkeley)
  • Andrew Le (UCLA)
  • Adrian Ellis J. Alarilla (University of Hawai'i-Mānoa)
  • Ren Chao (University of Michigan)
  • Long Hoàng Trần (University of Washington)
  • Christopher Hulshof (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

GETSEA Mini-Courses

  • Public/Scholarship: Southeast Asian Studies and Translation, taught by Tyrell Haberkorn (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Rethinking the Environmental Repertoire in Southeast Asia, taught by Hieu Phung (University of Michigan)
  • Southeast Asian Polities and Politics, taught by Patricio Abinales (University of Hawai'i-Mānoa)
  • Transnational Representation of Southeast Asia: Race, Gender, and Identity, taught by Quynh Vo (University of Hawai'i-Mānoa)


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Published: Friday, August 14, 2020