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Scott Kurashige invited to speak at multiple events across the country

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IAS faculty member Scott Kurashige was the invited Keynote Speaker for “A Right to the City: The Past & Future of Urban Equity,” a symposium held at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum in Washington, DC, on October 26, 2018.  He was an invited speaker for the Presidential Session “Dictatorship or Democracy? Thinking though the Global Authoritarian Turn” at the American Studies Association Conference in Atlanta on November 9, 2018. He ...

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Scott Kurashige elected president of the American Studies Association

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IAS faculty member Scott Kurashige was elected as incoming President of the American Studies Association.  As president-elect, he is serving as central organizer of the association’s annual meeting in Honolulu, November 7 to 10, 2019. Kurashige will ...

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IAS faculty on “Solidarity and Resistance: Toward Asian American Commitment to Fierce Alliances”

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Based on the theme, “Solidarity and Resistance: Toward Asian American Commitment to Fierce Alliances,” five IAS faculty members attended and participated in the 38th annual conference of the Association for Asian American Studies in San Francisco, CA from March 29 to 31, 2018. Inspired by historical and current activism in and beyond the Bay Area, this conference addressed social justice-related issues within and between Asian Americans and other communities...

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Scott Kurashige elected president of the American Studies Association

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IAS faculty member Scott Kurashige was elected as the incoming President of the American Studies Association (ASA).  The ASA promotes the development and dissemination of interdisciplinary research on U.S. culture and history in a global context. Its purpose is to support scholars and scholarship committed to original research, critical thinking, and public dialogue.  Kurashige will ...

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Scott Kurashige: The Fifty-Year Rebellion: How the U.S. Political Crisis Began in Detroit

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On July 23, 1967, the eyes of the world fixed on Detroit, as thousands took to the streets to vent their frustrations with white racism, police brutality, and vanishing job prospects in the place that gave rise to the American Dream. Mainstream observers contended that the “riot” brought about the ruin of a once-great city; for them, the municipal bankruptcy of 2013 served as a bailout paving the way for the rebuilding of Detroit. Challenging this prevailing view, IAS faculty member Scott Kurashige portrays the past half century as a long rebellion ...

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