Monday, April 3, 2023
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Join the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, an International Programs affinity group, for a special webinar to commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States - on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, from 7 - 8 p.m. (CDT).  

Guest speakers include Russell Jeung, professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University, who will present on The Impacts of Yellow Peril Racism and Anti-Asian Hate, and Dr. Hsin-I Sydney, associate teaching professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Missouri, Columbia, who will present on Becoming Asian American: Voices of Asian International Women Scholars. 

Dr. Hsin-I Sydney Yueh (PhD, University of Iowa) is an associate teaching professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is the author of Identity Politics and Popular Culture in Taiwan: A Sajiao Generation (Lexington Books, 2016), which won the 2018 Outstanding Book Award for the International and Intercultural Communication Division, National Communication Association, USA. Her recent co-edited book, Resistance in the Era of Nationalisms: Performing Identities in Taiwan and Hong Kong (Michigan State University Press, 2023) addresses various forms of resistance and explores how people in Taiwan and Hong Kong respond to the big-power politics between China and the United States. Yueh studies how cultural factors and power structure influence individuals to compose, perform, and respond to persuasive messages. In addition, her research focuses on diversity and intercultural communication education. She serves on the board of directors (2020–2023) for the North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) to promote Taiwan studies in North America. 

Named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential Persons in 2021,” Dr. Russell Jeung, a professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University, is an author of books and articles on race and religion, including Family Sacrifices: The Worldviews and Ethics of Chinese Americans (2019); Mountain Movers: Student Activism and the Emergence of Asian American Studies (2019); and At Home in Exile: Finding Jesus Among My Ancestors and Refugee Neighbors (2016). 

In March 2020, Dr. Jeung co-founded Stop AAPI Hate, a coalition that was awarded the 2021 Webby Award for "Social Movement of the Year,” and received the Game Changer Award from the Asia Society in 2022. 

Co-organizers and Co-sponsors: UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, UI International Programs, UI Asian Pacific American Cultural Center, UI Department of Communication Studies. 

Collaborators: UI Asian American Student Union, UI Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, UI Pan Asian Council, UI South Asian Studies Program, UI Alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Alliant Energy, and Travero. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Daniel Vorwerk at, 319-467-1619. 


International Programs (IP) at the University of Iowa (UI) is committed to enriching the global experience of UI students, faculty, staff, and the general public by leading efforts to promote internationally oriented teaching, research, creative work, and community engagement.  IP provides support for international students and scholars, administers scholarships and assistance for students who study, intern, or do research abroad, and provides funding opportunities and grant-writing assistance for faculty engaged in international research. IP shares their stories through various media, and by hosting multiple public engagement activities each year.