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Episode 2: Asian American Panethnic Identities in Higher Education discusses the creation and evolution of Asian American panethnic identities and spaces within higher education institutions. Our guests explores the impacts such developments had both on students and the institutions, the tensions and possibilities within panethnic identities, and what it means for cross-cultural and intersectional movements.
Our guest speakers include:
Myra Liwanag is the Executive Director of Iskwelahang Pilipino, one of the oldest Filipino cultural schools in the USA, and is an experienced non-profit and corporate management consultant . Prior, she was the Director of Regional & Multicultural Programs for Alumni Relations at Brown University.
Dr. Robert (Bob) G. Lee, Ph.D. is Associate Professor Emeritus of American Studies at Brown University. He is the author of Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture (1999), which received a number of Best Book awards. He was awarded the Association for Asian American Studies' Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.
Saveena Dhall is an educator and organizational change consultant. Previously, she held multiple leadership roles at Yale University, including Associate Dean of Student Affairs for the School of Nursing, and Assistant Dean for Yale College. She was the Director of the Asian American Cultural Center at Yale University for 16 years.
Tommy Woon is currently a consultant and therapist. He is a retired academic senior administrator with experiences at numerous higher education institutions, including being the Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Naropa University, Director of Diversity & First-Generation Program and Assistant Dean of Students at Stanford University, Dean of Multicultural Life at Macalaster College, and Associate Dean at Dartmouth College as well as Brown University. From 1982 to 1990, he was Assistant Dean and Director of Asian American Affairs at Oberlin College.
Our podcast editor is Clare Boyle .