This article extends critical discussions on decolonization and settler colonialism specifically as it relates to Asian American Studies. The author argues for a centering of settler colonialism in Asian Americans Studies as epistemic decolonization of the imperial practices of the university. Focusing on the curriculum and pedagogy in courses she teaches in Asian American Studies, the author offers meaningful suggestions for engaging settler colonialism in the implementation of Asian American Studies and Ethnic Studies in higher education.
Epistemic Decolonization: Centering Settler Colonialism in Asian American Studies
Dr. Bao Lo is Assistant Professor at California State University, Sacramento, in the Department of Ethnic Studies. Her research interests include US immigration with a focus on the second generation (children of post 1965 immigrants), race and ethnicity, and Asian Americans, with a specialization in Hmong Americans. Dr. Lo has conducted research on second-generation Hmong Americans in the Central Valley of California. She has published her research in a variety of academic journals, including Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement and Amerasia Journal.
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Bao Lo; Epistemic Decolonization: Centering Settler Colonialism in Asian American Studies. Ethnic Studies Review 1 October 2019; 42 (2): 210–224. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/esr.2019.42.2.210
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