November 2nd, 2022 “The Archive Arrives: Considerations in Resurrecting Colonial Non-fiction Films”


October 7th, 2022 Transpacific Studies Fall Symposium

May 20-21 and June 10-11, 2022 on “Inter-Asia Intermediality: A Two Part International Workshop”

April 5th, 2022 on “Navigating CHamoru Poetry” by Craig Santos Perez

March 3, 2022 on “Barangay: an offshore poem” – Adrian De Leon in conversation with Craig Santos Perez

February 4, 2022 on “Hawai’i is My Haven: Race and Indigeneity in the Black Pacific,” a Book Talk with Nitasha Tamar Sharma

November 3rd Veronika Kusumaryati and Ernst Karel on “ Expedition Content Colloquium”

October 29th Viet Thanh Nguyen on “SEEK, MEMORY”

October 29th  Shao-yun Yang on “ Rethinking Race and Ethnicity in Imperial China”

October 8th  Dr. Hentyle Yapp on “ Minor China: Method, Materialisms, and the Aesthetic”

September 15th Uyghur Visions: Two Films by Mukaddas Mijit – Conversation with Jenny Chio

April 21, March 31, March 10 with Dr. Viet Thanh Nguyen, Dr. Brian Chi Hang Fong and Dr. Evyn Espiritu Gandhi – “Migration and Refugee Studies Working Group”

April 4th conversation with Larry Ward – “America’s Racial Karma”

April 1st with Tiara Wilson and Jang Wook Huh – “The Politics of Friendship: Black and Korean Soldiers in U.S. Military Expansion”

March 16th with Karylnee Ejercito and Stanley Fonseca – “Mapping Mobilities Session 5”

March 9th Renato Rosaldo – “The Day of Shelly’s Death: The Poetry and Ethnography of Grief(Duke University Press, 2013)”

March 2nd Professor Deborah Wong. “Louder and Faster: Pain, Joy, and the Body Politic in Asian American Taiko”

February 24 Velina Hasu Houston with Elizabeth Wong and Philip Kan Gotanda. “Intersections of Asian and Black Cultures in Theatre” (Transpacific Conversations Race Solidarity)

February 17 Tao Leigh Goffe. “History’s Emulsion: Hysteria, Surface, and Sexuality in the Black Pacific” (Cornell University)

November 11th, 2020 – Master Class with Achille Mbembe (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research | University of the Witwatersrand)

October 21st, 2020 – Summer Research Symposium; Doctoral students from American Studies and Ethnicity and East Asian Languages and Cultures presented about their summer research activities

February 22nd, 2020Transpacifics Symposium, with Petrus Lin (Boston University), Christopher Patterson (University of British Columbia), Maile Arvin (University of Utah) & Iyko Day (Mount Holyoke College), Taper Commons Center – USC University Park Campus

October 30th, 2019Photography and the Bio-politics of Fear: Witnessing the Philippine Drug War, presented by Vicente L. Rafael (University of Washington)

April 11th, 2019Sex Work, Media Networks and Transpacific Histories of Affect, a talk by Lily Wong (American University)

December 6th, 2018The More-Than-Human Anthropocene, presented by Anna Tsing (UC Santa Cruz)

October 26th, 2018Transpacific Studies at USC and UCLA: A Social Gathering, USC University Park Campus

November 18th, 2015 From Sanctuary to Skid Row: Governmentality and the Resettlement of Central Americans in Los Angeles, presented by Cindy I-Fen Cheng (UW-Madison)

March 24th, 2015Launch of The Divine Eye and the Diaspora by Janet Hoskins – Sponsored by the Center for Transpacific Studies & the Center for Immigration and Integration

January 23rd – 24th, 2015Transpacific Re-Orientations: Religion, Spirituality and the Invisible Connections Between Asia and the Americas

October 30th, 2014Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field – with editors Janet Hoskins & Viet Thanh Nguyen and contributors Akira Mizuta Lippit, Nancy Lutkehaus, John Carlos Rowe, Yunte Huang & Yên Lê Espiritu

October 2nd, 2014Making War in Paradise: Race, Empire and Hawaii’s Counterinsurgency in Vietnam War, presented by Simeon Man (USC)

March 5th, 2014The Transpacific Partnership (TPP): A Panel Discussion with USC Professors Saori Katada, Daniel Lynch & David Kang (USC)

February 28th – March 7th, 2014 –Transpacific Intimacies: Three Film Screening Series, organized by Feng-Mei Heberer (2014-2015 Center for Transpacific Studies Fellow)

February 3rd, 2014HYPERVISIBILITY and INVISIBILITY: Asian/American Women, Radical Orientalism, and the Revisioning of Global Feminism, presented by Judy Tzu-Chun Wu (Ohio State University)

January 29th, 2014BX for CTS: Transpacific Cultural Politics in Contemporary Time-Based Art – a book talk and presentation by Meiling Cheng

December 11th, 2013The Sea is Rising: Narrating Climate Change in the Pacific, presented by Elizabeth DeLoughrey (UCLA)

November 13th, 2013Postcolonial Subjects of Japanese Military ‘Comfort Women’: Reconstructing Boundaries, Shifting Identities, presented by Na-Young Lee (USC)

October 23rd, 2013Imagining the Nanyang: On National Culture, Postcolonial Archipelagoes, and the Idea(s) of Southeast Asia, presented by Brian Bernards (USC)

April 30th, 2013 – A poetry reading by Wing Tek Lum

April 27th, 2013Troubled Ocean: Filmmakers Imagine the Pacific, film screenings & discussions with John Sayles (Amigo), Vilsoni Hereniko (The Land Has Eyes)

March 7th, 2013Re-Membering the Khmer Rouge: Cambodian American Memory Work, presented by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials (University of Connecticut)

February 27th, 2013Transnationalism and Vietnamese Studies, presented by Lan P. Duong (UC Riverside) & Kieu-Linh Caroline Valverde (UC Davis)

January 31st, 2013Aloha America: Hula Circuits as Alternative Archives, presented by Adria L. Imada (UC San Diego)

November 29th, 2012The Pageant of the Pacific: Miguel Covarrubias’s Transpacific Vision and The Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939, presented by Nancy Lutkehaus (USC)

October 16th, 2012Bottomhood Is Powerful: Asian American Sexual Positionings, presented by Nguyen Tan Hoang (Bryn Mawr College)

April 23rd, 2010The Political Economy of the Pacific Rim Workshop, USC University Park Campus

April 8th – 9th, 2011Redefining the Pacific Conference, USC University Park Campus

April 2nd – April 3rd, 2010Transpacific Studies Conference: Homelands, Diasporas and the Movement of Populations, USC University Park Campus

October 30th – 31st, 2009Center for Transpacific Studies Workshop, USC University Park Campus