The Transformation of the Asian American Vote: A Discussion with Prof. Cath...

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DAUK Policy Network & Resolutions (PNR) is pleased to present Professor Catherine Liu on “Class AND Race: Asian Americans by the Numbers: The Political Transformation of an American Demographic.” Liu, a Professor of Film and Media Studies at UC Irvine by day and a progressive political activist by night, will lead a discussion with DAUK members about this increasingly vocal and politically active cross-section of the American electorate.

Prof. Liu has analyzed the shift in the Asian American vote from the Republican Party during the Reagan era to the Democratic Party of the 2000s. She examines this change that defied stereotypes from different perspectives, focusing especially on how Asian American economic and class interests are intertwined with recent immigrant experiences. She offers some concrete numbers about Asian American youth and highlights how the group's salient features and interests could reshape American progressivism.

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Catherine Liu is Professor of Film and Media Studies at University of California, Irvine. She is the author of The American Idyll: Academic Anti-Elitism as Cultural Critique, a critique of the American meritocracy and the administered life. Her research interests encompass the Political Economy of Populism, New Taiwanese Cinema, Intellectual History of Cultural Studies, Academic Conflict, Psychoanalysis, Critical Theory and the Frankfurt School. In 2006, Prof. Liu received the Slought Award for Rogue Thought in 2006 for her piece Rrrevolutionnaire: Conversations in Theory. She has written a fictional novel, Oriental Girls Desire Romance (1998). She received her Ph.D. in French from CUNY in 1994. Catherine was born in Taiwan and grew up in New York City.

This event is hosted by the DAUK Policy Network & Resolutions Committee (the PNR identities policy group). Please contact us at policynetwork@democratsabroad.org.uk if you are interested in joining our group. We conduct policy research and activism in the following areas: Environment & Energy, Healthcare, identities, Immigration, Inclusive Economics and Voting Rights & Democracy.

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