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News of DAMES Alums!

June 11, 2021

Have you ever wondered what DAMES alums are up to? Now you can know! Here are updates from DAMES alums Erin Posas and Matt Coss, both 2016 grads! Fun fact: This picture of Matt and Erin was taken at another … Read more

Wrapping up 2021 with DAMES!

May 20, 2021

Though the 2020-2021 academic year brought challenges of the most unprecedented sort to our campus, classrooms (virtual!), and community, DAMES accomplished great things! Our students worked unbelievably hard. Our faculty rose to the occasion. We came together to work through … Read more

Congratulations to the Class of 2021

May 12, 2021

A short but loving video from your assorted DAMES faculty offering heartfelt congratulations to the graduating class of 2021! We so enjoyed teaching you the languages and cultures of Asia and the Middle East over the past four years! Please … Read more

DAMES Statement on Anti-Asian Violence and Discrimination

March 17, 2021

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies categorically condemns the attacks on Asian Americans in Atlanta on March 16, 2021, and rejects the rise in anti-Asian violence and discrimination of the past year. These acts are rooted in a … Read more

Maiko Masquerade: New Book by Professor Emerita Jan Bardsley!

March 10, 2021

Jan Bardsley’s new book Maiko Masquerade: Crafting Geisha Girlhood in Japan debuts this month from University of California Press. What’s Maiko Masquerade about? Maiko Masquerade explores Japanese representations of the maiko, or apprentice geisha, in films, manga, and other popular … Read more

Virtual Event: Black American Relations with South Koreans

January 31, 2021

Black American Relations with South Koreans: Historical Origins and Present Trajectories Presentation on February 3, 4 PM by Professor Nadia Kim (Loyola Marymount University), moderated by Morgan Wilson (Ph.D. candidate, UNC Department of History). Nadia Y. Kim, professor of sociology … Read more

Virtual Event: Black Americans and U.S.-Japan Relations

January 5, 2021

Paige Cottingham-Streater, ‘Black Americans and US-Japan Relations,’ January 21, 2021, 4 PM ET PART OF THE 2020-21 SPEAKER SERIES, “BLACKNESS IN ASIAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES”   This session will feature Paige Cottingham-Streater, executive director of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, … Read more

Thank you for celebrating with us!

December 19, 2020

In the fall of 2019, our department set out an ambitious goal: to celebrate our fortieth anniversary by producing forty stories about students, faculty, and alumni, and by increasing participation in our modest fundraising efforts by encouraging forty donations over … Read more