The Latest Issue of the Journal of Asian American Studies on “Viral Racisms” and it Includes Berkeley Ethnic Studies Exceptional Intelligence
November 16, 2020
The latest issue of the Journal of Asian American Studies special issue on “Viral Racisms” has been released and it includes so much Berkeley Ethnic Studies brilliance. Ethnic Studies Professor Lok Siu and Ethnic Studies graduate student Claire Chun published their co-written piece “Yellow Peril and Techno-orientalism in the Time of Covid-19: Racialized Contagion, Scientific Espionage, and Techno-Economic Warfare” that we are already teaching in our Intro to Ethnic Studies class. Ethnic Studies Graduate Student, Rachel Lim’s contributed an excellent essay that looks at racialized responses to the Coronavirus transnationally, “Racial Transmittances: Hemispheric Viralities of Anti-Asian Racism and Resistance in Mexico.” The volume also includes articles by two Ethnic Studies Ph.D. alums Kevin Escudero and Jason Chang and a book review by an undergraduate alum, Wayne Silao Jopanda, who is now a Ph.D. student at UC Davis. What an amazing showcase of Berkeley Asian American/Ethnic Studies scholarship and mentorship!