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The Department of Asian American Studies (AAS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to expanding the traditions of knowledge within academia to address Asian American epistemologies, activities, and experiences. The department also seeks to render scholarly intellectual efforts integral to those of local, regional, national, and international Asian American communities.

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Book cover: Korean American Families in Immigrant America: How Teens and Parents Navigate Race

Book Launch: Korean American Families in Immigrant America: How Teens and Parents Navigate Race

March 11, 2019 | 1210 W Nevada St, Urbana

The Department of Asian American Studies, along with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Departments of Anthropology, East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Psychology invite you to join us for a book talk by Sumie Okazaki on March 11 at the Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W Nevada St, Urbana.

Korean American Families in Immigrant America: How Teens and Parents Navigate Race is a co-authored book, the product of years of collaborative research between Sumie Okazaki, a former faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois, and the late Nancy Abelmann, Harry E. Preble Professor of Anthropology, Asian American Studies, and East Asian Languages and Cultures and former Associate Vice Chancellor for Research-Humanities, Arts, and Related Fields.

Through surveying Korean American teens and their immigrant parents and focusing on the personal stories of five immigrant families, Okazaki and Abelmann examine and refute the stereotypes associated with intergenerational dynamics in Asian American families, and explore the challenges immigrant families face as they strive for successful lives in America.

 

 

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