College of Education and Human Development

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

RJEC Talk Series: Asian American Racialization and the Politics of U.S. Education


Talk Series topic: Asian Americans have been racialized as a “model minority” in schools and society since the late 1960s. This talk will trace this racialization from its foundations in anti-Blackness, to its role as a form of Yellow Peril threat, arguing that Asian Americans need to be viewed with a lens that is both domestic and transnational if we want to more fully understand their positionality and use within the racial politics of education.


Dr. Wayne Au is currently Interim Dean and Professor in the School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington Bothell, where he also served in the role of Acting Dean of Diversity and Equity and Campus Diversity Officer at the appointment of the Chancellor.

Location: Education Science Building, (room 325) 56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455 building



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