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Research Workshop: Transnational and Intergenerational Histories of Information, Conversations with Rachel Kuo, Part 2

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Rachel Kuo
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Brown Bag Series

Preregistration is required.

Research Workshop: Transnational and Intergenerational Histories of Information:

How do we talk about news and politics across generations and languages within Asian diasporic communities? What are best practices for conducting interviews across generations and languages? Across different Asian diasporic communities, our transnational family histories shape information networks and political discourses. The spread of contemporary mis- and disinformation within our diasporic communities often link to lived experiences of survival, trauma, war, and political suppression; pre-existing geopolitical tensions; multiple imperialisms and nationalisms in our information environment; and social and cultural hierarchies of power (ex: class, caste, ethnicity, religion, nation).

In this research workshop, we will explore methodological frameworks that engage intergenerational, multilingual, and transnational conversations about media and politics. You will learn how to conduct semi-structured interviews that also serve as family oral histories. Through participating in this workshop, there will be future opportunities for interested students to participate as paid researchers in an oral history and interview-based project on transnational politics and diasporic media.

Dr. Rachel Kuo writes, teaches, and researches race, social movements, and digital technology. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Visiting Scholar at Duke University's Asian American and Diasporic Studies program. She is a founding member and current affiliate of the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies and also a co-founder of the Asian American Feminist Collective.

Preregistration is required:

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Asian American and Diaspora Studies ( by October 22, 2021.

Contact: Maira Uzair