What to find here...
This page is dedicated to pulling back the curtain on the research and creative process behind the IUB Asian American Studies timeline project. Here you will find short notes from our curators about how and why they created the timeline, references to information found within the timeline's chapters, and more information about the Asian American Studies program at Indiana University Bloomington.
It must also be mentioned that this endeavor would never have been brought to fruition without the support of the Indiana University Office of the Bicentennial, and in particular Jeremy Hackerd, Project Manager. Futhermore, we would like to extend our thanks to the faculty and staff of the Asian American Studies program who've aided in the management and creation of this project: Julia Mobley (Fiscal Officer, Asian American Studies), Dr. Angela Pao (Associate Professor Emerita, Comparative Literature), Dr. Cynthia Wu (Associate Professor, Gender Studies and Asian American Studies and Director, Program on Race, Migration, and Indigeneity), Dr. Joan Pong Linton (Associate Professor, English), Dr. Vivian Nun Halloran ( Professor, English and American Studies), and Dr. Jennifer Lee (Associate Professor, Sociology).
Additionally, our team would like to thank the following people and groups for their support in getting this project off the ground: the Asian Culture Center (Director Melanie Castillo-Cullather, Program Associate Sarah Moon Stamey), Whitney Olibo (Administrative Services and Program Manager, Department of American Studies), Dina Kellams (Director, IU Libraries University Archives), Indermohan Virk (Executive Director, Patten Lecture Series and Poynter Center), and Michael D. McGinnis (Associate Dean Emeritus for Social & Historical Sciences and Graduate Education, College of Arts and Sciences).
Finally, we would like to thank the IU alumni who've striven to create and cultivate the Asian American Studies program here at IUB; special thanks to: David Chih (Class of 1990), Dr. Yuko Kurahashi (Class of 1996, PhD in Theatre and Drama), Dr. Vince Gotera (Class of 1989, M.F.A. in poetry, and 1992, PhD in English and American Studies), Nicole Lee (Class of 1997), Joon Park (Class of 1998), Dr. Jules Lin (Class of 1995), Dr. Susanna (Leung) Lin (Class of 1995), Khai (Truong) Yang (Class of 1997).