Troubling Borders

Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora


Sweeney Art Gallery

June 30 - October 7, 2012


Closing Reception and Readings

Sunday, October 6, 2013, 6pm - 9pm

Closing Conference

Monday, October 7, 2013, 1pm - 3pm


Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora: Troubling Borders in Literature and Art is an exhibition and conference featuring the writings and artwork of Southeast Asian women in the diaspora, highlighting women of Cambodian, Laotian, Filipino and Vietnamese descent and by women who identify as the often stateless Mien, Hmong, and Cham. In the aftermath of the cold war, many of these women now reside in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and other parts of the world. As an incredibly diverse group, their voices make visible the ruptures caused by colonization, war, globalization, and militarization.

Organized by UCR Sweeney Art Gallery and Culver Center of the Arts, and curated by Lan Duong, assistant professor, Media & Cultural Studies Department, University of California Riverside, and Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, associate professor, Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University.



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