In 2021, Make Us Visible New Jersey launched a campaign to advocate for the inclusion of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) studies in the K-12 curriculum of New Jersey public schools. Building on this initiative, this roundtable panel explores how the digital humanities, and the resources and methodologies that make up the field, can be used by teachers, students, and the public interested in promoting APIDA studies. The panel will also examine what it means to identify as APIDA online, and how different digital spaces have been shaped by the community. Finally, the panel’s experts will offer practical advice on building digital archives, exhibitions, and other projects, in the name of interpreting and analyzing the APIDA experience in all its diversity.
- Jason Chang (Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies; Director of Asian American Studies Institute, UConn)
- Andrea Kim Neighbors (Manager of Education Initiatives for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center)
- Lori Kido Lopez (Professor in Media and Cultural Studies; Director of the Asian American Studies Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
- Manan Desai (Associate Professor; Director of A/PIA Studies Program, University of Michigan)
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This panel is sponsored by the Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative, the Division of Humanities, the Global Asias Initiative, and the Public History Program, and the departments of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL) American Studies, English, History, and Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, Classics, and German, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures (GREELL). Support also comes from Make Us Visible New Jersey and the Immigrationand and Ethnic History Society.