AsianCrit in Canada | Hybrid Symposium

This one-day Hybrid Symposium, will take place on Friday, May 13th, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This event is the combination of a scholarly symposium as well as a gathering. In the morning, the scholarly symposium section, we invite 4 book authors to join us online and share their chapters with us. In the afternoon, we invite 4 leading scholars to share their perspectives on Asian-Canadian Studies.

All physical and virtual participants are invited to share their reflections on the topic of AsianCrit in the Canadian context.

  • The physical event location is at UBC Vancouver campus, Scarfe Building (2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC), Room 1107.
  • The online event is via Zoom. Please register for the event to receive the Zoom link.

Submitted by Dr. Sandrine Han

Co-hosts: Drs. Sandrine Han, Fei Wang, Sunera Thobani






This knowledge mobilization event is supported by UBC Faculty of Education EMERGE grant. The knowledge mobilization is based on the book Counternarratives from Asian American Art Educators: Identities, Pedagogies, and Practice beyond the Western Paradigm. Therefore, in the morning section, we have the book authors presenting their chapters. And in the afternoon we have Canadian community leaders to speak on this topic.


Keynote | Dr. Ryan Shin | AsianCrit and Counter-Narratives in Art Education

Morning Panel presenters

  • Nicole Lee | Resisting Erasure: Art Education Stories from a Chinese Canadian Perspective
  • Yi Meng | Beyond In-Outsiders: Fostering a Creative Third Space in Art Education
  • Kevin Day | Playing the Race Card: “Asian Art” within Discussions of Contemporary Art

Keynote | Dr. Roland Sintos Coloma | Critical Race, Anticolonial, and Asian Canadian Theorizing

Afternoon Panel Presenters 

  • Zool Suleman | Critical Reflections on Asian/South Asian Culture Making (1990s -2020s) through a Rungh lens
  • Enakshi Dua | AsianCrit or Critical Race Theory? Thinking How to Theorize anti-Asian racism in relation to anti-Black racism and Indigeneity 
  • Rita Wong | Decolonizasian Revisited: Centring Relations with Indigenous Communities and Lands after Rita Wong

Closing Speaker | Dr. Sunera Thobani | Asian Canadian Studies: Challenges in an Age of Catastrophes