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September 26, 2023
Mae Ngai's newest publication in the Atlantic, The Painful Afterlife of a Cruel Policy, tells the story of Fae Myenne Ng and her new historical memoir Orphan Bachelors, an aching account of the author’s family in San Francisco’s Chinatown at the tail end of the Chinese Exclusion era.…Read More >>   

October 3, 2022
Mae Ngai spoke in conversation with poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong at Rutgers-Newark, “Responding to Anti-Asian Hate: Politics, Organizing, and Education” on Sept. 28, and delivered the Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture at Boston University on Sept. 29, 2022.…Read More >>   

September 21, 2022
Mae M. Ngai, Professor of History and Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies, was quoted in an article about the China Initiative on Inside Higher Ed. The article can be found here.…Read More >>   


Marie Myung-Ok Lee wrote an article for Oprah Daily, celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a selection of ten books.…Read More >>
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CSER continues to be Columbia's main interdisciplinary space for the study of ethnicity and race and their implications for thinking about culture, power, hierarchy, social identities, and political communities. The Center also offers a wide range of public programming, including Artist at the Center, Indigenous Forum, and Latino Public Speaker Series and the Transnational Asian/American Speaker Series. CSER's most recent spaces include the Media and Idea Lab and Gallery at the Center, a space dedicated to curating artistic and thematic exhibits around the Center’s key areas of interest.
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