AY 2021–2022 Schedule

We Go Down Sewing: The Auntie Sewing Squad

American Studies Association Conference

October 13, 2021, 1:00–2:45 p.m. PT (virtual)

Roundtable ft. Jessica Arana, Mai-Linh Hong, Chrissy Lau, Preeti Sharma, Valerie Soe

Book Launch: The Auntie Sewing Squad Guide to Mask Making, Radical Care, and Racial Justice

City Lights Bookstore

November 3, 2021, 6:00–7:30 p.m. PT (virtual)

Mai-Linh Hong, Chrissy Lau, and Preeti Sharma, in conversation with Rebecca Solnit
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Book Talk: Auntie Sewing Squad Guide

Eastwind Books + Oakland Asian Cultural Center

January 29, 2022, 3:00–4:30 p.m. PT (virtual)

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Story in the Shadow of the Refugee Regime:

A Talk by Mai-Linh K. Hong

UC Irvine Humanities Center

February 8, 2022, 12:00–1:30 PT (virtual)

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Story in the Shadow of the Refugee Regime:

Work-in-Progress Presentation

Columbia University American Studies Seminar

February 15, 2022, 6:30–8:00 p.m. ET (virtual)

Roundtable and Film Screening on the Auntie Sewing Squad

UCLA Asian American Studies Department

February 28, 2022, 12:30–1:45 p.m. PT (virtual)

Mai-Linh Hong, Chrissy Lau, and Preeti Sharma, along with Hannah Joo, filmmaker of “Auntie Kristina"

Women's History Month: The Auntie Sewing Squad

Brown University Doyle Center for Women and Gender

March 3, 2022, 6:30–8:00 p.m. ET (virtual)

Sowing Care and Justice

Virginia Festival of the Book

March 18, 2022, 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET (virtual)

Panel ft. Mai-Linh Hong, Chrissy Lau, and Valerie Soe, moderated by Alissa Ujie Diamond

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Authors Meet Critics: The Auntie Sewing Squad Guide to Mask Making, Radical Care, and Racial Justice

Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference

April 15, 2022

Critics & Creators Roundtable: Vietnamese American Literature

Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference

April 16, 2022

 

We Go Down Sewing: The Auntie Sewing Squad

California State University, Long Beach

April 26, 2022, 2:00–3:15 p.m. (virtual)

Reconnecting: Publishing & Community

California American Studies Association Conference

California State University, Fullerton

April 28, 2022, 9:00–11:00 a.m. (virtual)

2021 Association for Asian American Studies Conference

Auntie Sewing Squad @ AAAS 2021

We Go Down Sewing: The Auntie Sewing Squad, Racial Justice, and Radical Care in COVID-19

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Speakers: Mai-Linh Hong, Chrissy Lau, Preeti Sharma, Valerie Soe, and Kristina Wong. Moderated by Preeti Sharma. Session #4063.

AAAS 2021 Our Babel: Multilingual Asian American Studies

Our Babel: Multilingual Asian/American Studies

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Speakers: Weisong Gao, Aline Lo, Joseph Allen-Ruanto Ramirez, Hyo Kyung Woo, Fan Yang. Moderated by Mai-Linh Hong and Kanjana Thepboriruk. Session #3961.

other events

As a scholar of Asian American studies, I often present my research at academic conferences and in invited talks and panels. I also organize such events. Here are a just a few examples. 

Sewing the Seeds of Activism in an Age of COVID: The Auntie Sewing Squad, sponsored by the Center for American Literary Studies at Pennsylvania State University, Friday, December 11, 2020.  

Speakers: Kristina Wong, Grace J. Yoo, Mai-Linh K. Hong; moderated by Tina Chen.

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Feminist Mentoring & Self-Care Roundtable, sponsored by Asian American Feminisms Caucus, Association for Asian American Studies Annual Meeting, April 26, 2019, Madison, WI. 

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Asian American Literature Festival, hosted by the Smithsonian APA Center, July 2019. As co-chair of the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies, I participated in a series of public Literary Addresses and Responses, now available on the Massachusetts Review blog: "Asian American Literature: The State of the Art."

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Unsettling Asian/America: U.S. Citizenship and Transpacific Critique, American Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 8, 2018, Atlanta, GA.

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CAALS@ALA 2019, The Circle for Asian American Literary Studies, American Literature Association Annual Conference, May 24–25, 2019, Boston, MA.

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Contradictions of Citizenship: International Adoptees as Children & Adults, Association for Asian American Studies Annual Meeting, April 26, 2019, Madison, WI.