Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas

Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas is a peer-reviewed journal that features multidisciplinary scholarship on intersections between visual culture studies and the study of Asian diasporas across the Americas. Perspectives on and from North, Central and South America, as well as the Pacific Islands and the Caribbean are presented to encourage the hemispheric transnational study of multiple Americas with diverse indigenous and diasporic populations. The broad conceptualization of the Americas as a complex system of continual movement, migratory flows and cultural exchange, and Asian diaspora as an analytical tool, enables the critical examination of the historically under-represented intersections between and within, Asian Canadian Studies, Asian American Studies, Asian Latin American Studies, Asian Caribbean Studies, and Pacific Island Studies. The journal explores visual culture in all its multifaceted forms, including, but not limited to, visual arts, craft, cinema, film, performing arts, public art, architecture, design, fashion, media, sound, food, networked practices, and popular culture. It recognizes the ways in which diverse systems of visualities, inclusive of sensorial, embodied experience, have shaped and embedded meanings within culturally specific, socio-political and ideological contexts.

Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas is dedicated to the critical examination of visual cultural production by and about Asian diasporic communities in the Americas and largely conceived within a globally connected framework. The journal provides an intellectual forum for researchers and educators to showcase, engage and be in dialogue with this growing multidisciplinary area of investigation within the humanities and is published twice annually with one double issue. Along with academic articles, each issue features reviews of a wide range of visual cultural production, including books, films, and exhibitions, as well as full colour artist pages. The journal welcomes transnational and transhistorical as well as site-based scholarly critique and investigation on visual cultures that engage with historical, material, cultural and political contextualizations within current discussions on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, dis/ability and class as well as aesthetics, ethics, epistemologies, and technologies of visuality. Transcultural areas of investigation in the humanities, including Asian-Indigenous collaborations, historical formulations of Afro-Asian connections, and studies on transnational subjects of mixed-race heritage, are welcome. In this way, the journal recognizes the critical project of challenging not only the assumed pan-ethnicity of cultural groupings but also the varying degrees of racialized experiences that have been freighted by cultural stereotypes or based on regional identifications, geographical proximity and fixed temporalities.

The editors invite manuscript submissions in the form of articles (approximately 5,000-6,000 words), reviews (800-1,000 words) as well as proposed artist pages (up to 6 pages), which enrich, advance and expand the study of visual cultures in diverse Asian diasporic communities across the Americas, conceived of in the broadest way.

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Editors-in-Chief
Alexandra Chang, New York University
Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University

Reviews Editors
Laura Kina, DePaul University
Việt Lê, California College of the Arts

Area Editors
Caribbean:
Patricia Mohammed, University of the West Indies, St. Augustin

Latin America:
Camilla Fojas, DePaul University
Ana Paulina Lee, Columbia University, and Tulane University

Pacific Islands:
Kevin Lim, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Francis Maravillas, University of Technology Sydney

Canada:
Chris Lee, University of British Columbia

United States:
Emily L. Hue, University of California, Riverside
Susette Min, University of California, Davis
Celine Parreñas Shimizu, San Francisco State University
ShiPu Wang, University of California, Merced

Associate Editors
Nadine Attewell, McMaster University
Mark Johnson, San Francisco State University
Margo Machida, University of Connecticut
Kirsten Emiko McAllister, Simon Fraser University
Thy Phu, University of Western Ontario
Karen Shimakawa, New York University

Board of Advisors
Lily Cho, York University
Michelle Cho, McGill University
Catherine Dossin, Purdue University
Haidy Geismar, University College London
Julia P. Herzberg, Independent scholar and curator
Ranjit Hoskote, Independent scholar
Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Brown University
Anna Kazumi Stahl, New York University
Christine Kim, Simon Fraser University
Monika Kin Gagnon, Concordia University
Jacqueline Lo, Australian National University
Thomas Looser, New York University
Roy Miki, Simon Fraser University
Nicholas Mirzoeff, New York University
Diana Taylor, New York University
Ming Tiampo, Carleton University
Tom Wolf, Bard College
Midori Yoshimoto, New Jersey City University
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