Published: Nov. 15, 2022

Join the conversation about Asian Popular Culture circulating in Asia and around the globe.



Event Information:

  • Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
  • Time: 12pm - 1pm MT
  • Location: Virtual | Zoom
  • Event is free and open to the public.

Event Description:

 Globalization and Circulation of Asian Popular Culture. Event will be held on zoom on Tuesday, November 15, at 12pm Mountain Time. This is an image of the flyer, showcasing the fashion, music, and food commonly seen in Asian countries. Image includes a QR code to registration.This discussion examined issues such as how various forms of Asian popular culture have responded to or engaged with other forms of national and hemispheric popular cultures, such as those in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Pacific, how Asian American and Asian diaspora communities have drawn on Asian popular cultures, and the implications of homegrown Asian popular cultures circulating within and beyond Asia. Topics will include fashion, music, and food in Asian pop culture.

Our 3 guest speakers were scholars on topics such as fashion, food, and music in Asian culture. Carla Jones, PhD, is a Professor at CU Boulder and co-editor of Re-Orienting Fashion: The Globalization of Asian Dress. Dr. Vernadette Gonzalez is a Professor of American Studies, Chair of the American Studies Department, and Director of the Honors Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is currently developing an interdisciplinary critical reader about the K-pop group BTS with Patty Ahn, Michelle Cho, Rani Neutill, Mimi Thi Nguyen, and Yutian Wong. Dr. Anita Mannur, Professor at Miami University, recently published her book, Intimate Eating: Racialized Spaces and Radical Future. This event will be moderated by Tim Oakes, professor of Geography and Center for Asian Studies Interim Faculty Director.

Event Hosts

Co-Sponsored by CU Boulder's Center for Asian Studies and the Global Asias Initiative

Event Speakers

Dr. Carla Jones, University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. Carla Jones is a Professor, Graduate Director, and the past President of the Association for Feminist Anthropology. Her research focuses on the cultural politics of appearance in urban Indonesia, with particular focus on femininity, domesticity, aesthetics, and Islam. She is the co-editor of Re-Orienting Fashion: The Globalization of Asian Dress. Her current work situates anxieties about Islamic style in the context of broader debates about corruption and exposure.

Dr. Vernadette Gonzalez, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Vernadette Gonzalez, PhD, is a Professor of American Studies, Chair of the American Studies Department, and Director of the Honors Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her areas of research include studies of tourism and militarism, transnational cultural studies, feminist theory, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies with a focus on Asia and the Pacific. She is currently developing an interdisciplinary critical reader about the K-pop group BTS with Patty Ahn, Michelle Cho, Rani Neutill, Mimi Thi Nguyen, and Yutian Wong.

Dr. Anita Mannur, Miami University

Dr. Anita Mannur is Professor of English and Asian American Studies at Miami University, and was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Asian American Studies from 2014 to 2017. Dr. Mannur focuses her research on the intersections that food has with culture, race, and gender. She has recently published her book, Intimate Eating: Racialized Spaces and Radical Futures, which examines Asian and Arab American cultural production in which forms of intimacy occur within the home via eating and cooking.