Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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During Operation New Life (April to November 1975), the U.S. military processed over 112,000 Vietnamese refugees on the unincorporated territory of Guam. Attending to the distinct permanent/transient temporality of settler militarism on Guam, this talk will first establish what I call the "refugee settler condition," then discuss potentials for transpacific solidarity between Vietnamese refugee settlers and native Chamorros in the face of ongoing decolonization struggles.
Evyn Lê Espiritu is a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies in the Asian Studies Program at College of the Holy Cross. She received her PhD in Rhetoric with a Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory from UC Berkeley in 2018. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Archipelago of Resettlement: Vietnamese Refugee Settlers in Guam and Israel-Palestine.
February 22, 2019 - 3:48pm