CSEAS Events

Wonder Women: Muay Thai Experience
with Janice Phung
Friday, March 8, 2019
5:30PM to 8PM
Pauley Pavilion Club, UCLA Campus

Join us for International Women's Day!

Dr. Janice Phung is a developmental psychologist and recent Ph.D. recipient from the Department of Psychology & Social Behavior at UC Irvine. As an Apprentice Instructor under Grandmaster Surachai Sirisute of the World Thai Boxing Association, Janice has experienced firsthand the transformative power of training martial arts. 

She began her martial arts journey as an undergraduate student at UCLA. After graduating, Janice worked for a non-profit organization that provided play-based therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. Since then, Janice's mission has been to improve the functioning and well-being of children with ASD. Recently, she completed her doctoral dissertation that examined the role of a mixed martial arts intervention on executive and social functioning in children with ASD. 

The 'Wonder Women' Series highlights female martial artists and sets the foundations for inclusivity in the future of martial arts. Seminars will attempt to chip away at the gender disparity within the martial arts community. They will provide a dynamic series for the UCLA community and will show the martial arts community that UCLA continues to progress towards inclusivity and innovation.

Cosponsored by UCLA Martial Arts Program,
UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA Asia Pacific Center,
UCLA International Institute, and American Association of University Women.

For more information:

CSEAS Funding Opportunities

Through a generous endowment by Julia and Ken Gouw and a match by the Chancellor’s Centennial Scholars Fund, the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies is excited to announce the competition for summer 2019 scholarship for UCLA undergraduate students. Priority is given to undergraduate students who have taken Indonesian language. Scholarships will cover the student's program fees and accommodations and provide $1350 to the student for international flights and stipend. Scholarship recipients are expected to submit a 1-2 page report within two weeks after the program ends. 

The 2019 summer language and cultural immersion program:

  • 2 weeks in Bali, Indonesia from August 19 to August 30, 2019
  • First week - 20 hours of classroom instruction and site visits for language and cultural learning
  • 1 week (or 2 weeks) of volunteer after the language & cultural training ends. It can be done outside Bali as well but the organization/schools will provide the accommodation and the transportation.
  • Volunteer work at local schools, universities, NGOs, community groups (e.g. arts, traditional music, education, environment, etc.)
  • Living with homestay family (during the language and cultural learning and the volunteer week)

Interested students should submit:

  • 1-2 page proposal which details your interests in Indonesia including personal background, previous study including any language or area studies coursework, campus involvement, and/or other extracurricular activities and what you plan to do during your volunteer work and its value to your academic experience
  • An unofficial transcript
  • One letter of recommendation from an academic adviser/faculty mentor 

The deadline is March 25, 2019.

Apply Here

The Indonesian Studies Program offers summer travel grants for both UCLA graduate and undergraduate students.

Through a generous gift of Ms. Julia Gouw, the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies is pleased to announce the availability of travel grants to support field research in Indonesia during Summer 2019. The funding is available to UCLA students including graduate students and undergraduates who have completed at least their sophomore year by June 2019. Undergraduates are especially encouraged to apply. Fellowships are anticipated to be in the $2,000 - $3,000 range. Grant recipients will be required upon their return to write a 1-2 page report of their activities while in Indonesia as they relate to the proposed research project and potentially to participate in an oral presentation of research supported by the Indonesian Studies Program.

Interested students should submit:

  • a 1-2 page proposal that explains the research activity and its rationale along with a timeline and indication of the place(s) in Indonesia to be visited
  • a CV (please include relevant courses taken)
  • an unofficial transcript
  • an itemized budget (please include estimated airfare, transportation within Indonesia, accommodations, visa fees, materials and supplies, etc.)
  • one letter of recommendation from an academic adviser/faculty mentor

The deadline is March 25, 2019.

Apply Here
Teaching History Conference @ UCLA

Teaching History Conference at UCLA
May 3-4, 2019
Covel Commons, UCLA Campus
200 De Neve Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095

This year’s Teaching History Conference engages the question:

What can culturally relevant and inclusive teaching look like in history and social studies classrooms across the K-16 continuum?

  • Kelly Lytle Hernandez, UCLA - Professor of History & African American Studies; Author, City of Inmates; Research Lead, Million Dollar Hoods
  • H. Samy Alim, UCLA - Professor of Anthropology & African American Studies; Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language; Author, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies
  • Pedro Noguera, UCLA - Distinguished Professor of Education at UCLA; Director of the Center for the Transformation of Schools; Author, Race, Equity, and Education: The Pursuit of Equality in Education 60 Years After Brown
  • Kevin Gannon, Grand View University - Professor of History; Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning; @TheTattooedProf

Educators, Scholars, and Administrators: $150
K-12 Teachers, College & University Faculty, Independent Researchers, Educators from the Non-Profit Sector, Administrators, and Teacher Educators

Students: $35
Graduate, Undergraduate, and Pre-Service Teachers

Cosponsored by UCLA History-Georgraphy Project, UCLA Center X,
UCLA Department of History, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies,
American Historical Association, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project,
California History-Social Science Project, Huntington-USC Institute on
California & the West and Whittier College. 

For more information:

Days of Instruction:
Monday, June 17, 2019 to Tuesday, June 18, 2019
8:30AM to 3PM
10383 Bunche Hall, UCLA Campus
315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

No cost to educators

This free two-day teacher training workshop aims to provide area studies content and pedagogy training for up to 20 history teachers in the Greater Los Angeles area for Unit 9 Sites of Encounter for 7th grade under the CA History-Social Science Framework. The workshop will give history educators an opportunity to hear lectures from scholars to gain more historical knowledge for these particular sites of encounter and receive training for designing lessons and curriculum to align with the unit under the HSS Framework. There is also an opportunity for interested teachers to submit a lesson plan after the workshop to receive a $200 stipend.

This workshop is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant through the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies and UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, in collaboration with the UCLA History-Geography Project, a teacher education program on campus and the UCLA office of the CA History-Social Science Project.

Day 1: Gupta Empire and its Influence on South and Southeast Asia
Keynote Speaker: Professor Arnold Kaminsky (History, CSU Long Beach) 

Day 2: The History of the Srivijaya Kingdom in Maritime Southeast Asia
Keynote Speaker: Professor Lance Nolde (History, CSU Channel Islands)

For more information about eligibility and requirements:

Register Here
Job Opportunities

Instructor of Southeast Asian Cultural Anthropology
Northern Illinois University
Fall 2019 to Spring 2020
Deadline: March 15, 2019
Northern Illinois University seeks a full-time cultural anthropology instructor to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in anthropology and Southeast Asian area studies in the Anthropology Department and Center for Southeast Asian Studies for one academic year at the main NIU campus in DeKalb. Instructor will teach a 4-4 load and will be responsible for developing, preparing and revising instructional materials, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Postdoctoral Fellow: Human Rights, Transitional Justice/Advocacy, and US-Vietnam War
University of Dayton
Deadline: April 15, 2019

This position is based in the Human Rights Center to conduct research on transitional justice and advocacy relating to the US-Vietnam War. The primary purpose of this research is to explore: 1) the types of justice-seeking that have occurred within the US-Vietnam War context, 2) the effectiveness of the various types of justice-seeking (e.g., veteran movements, memorialization, film and media, legal remedies, the Russell Tribunal), 3) comparison of the US-Vietnam context with other past human rights violations contexts, such as slavery reparations and justice for indigenous peoples, and 4) the impact and implications of the war’s legacy in contemporary US society, politics and military engagement including in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Summer Instructor for the Junior Resident Fellows Program 2019
Center for Khmer Studies, Cambodia
July 1 to August 9, 2019
Deadline: April 30, 2019

The Junior Resident Fellows Program is an intensive 6-week study program for American, French and Cambodian undergraduates. It will take place at the CKS Headquarters located in Wat Damnak, Siem Reap, and CKS Second Office in Phnom Penh (for two weeks). The program is structured around two hourly interactive classroom sessions and select field trips to historical and cultural sites in and around Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Field trips will also include visits to national and international NGOs. Classroom sessions will begin by briefly covering Cambodia’s early history before examining major social, political, economic and cultural changes since the country gained independence.

Call for Papers

On Rising Fear, Anxiety, and Producing the “Other” in Indonesia
The 19th Northeastern Conference on Indonesia
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Yale University
Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Yale Indonesia Forum (YIF) seeks to address the issues of rising fear and anxiety, marginalization, and otherization in Indonesia from diverse disciplinary and methodological perspectives. How have categories of proper Indonesianness been historically constructed, and whom have they excluded? What are the historic and contemporary sources of societal anxiety in Indonesia? What new opportunities for and challenges to mutual understanding have emerged since the rise of human rights discourses? Are there clear victim-perpetrator binaries when it comes to otherization, and in what ways do targets of marginalization stake their claims to belonging? Can we predict what social categories will be the next targets? We invite speakers to present their research on these important questions and more.
Please submit proposals and questions to

Modern Language Association Annual Convention
Deadline: March 15, 2019
Seattle, WA
January 2020

Southeast Asia and Australia: Literary and Cultural Connections
Collaboration between Southeast Asia Forum and Australasian Literary Studies. Explores literary-cultural connections between Southeast Asia and Australia in different genres, media, and languages. 250-word abstract and bio to Weihsin Gui ( and Brenda Machosky (
Transmedia Engagement and the Performance of Place in Southeast Asia
How does transmedia storytelling transform the performance of locality and subjectivity in Southeast Asia? What are the implications of such performances for multidirectional critique? Submit 300 word abstract and short bio to Brian Bernards (
Settler Colonialism in Southeast Asia
How do texts from Southeast Asia illuminate the ways in which place, power, and politics shape settler colonialism in the region? Comparative approaches to genres, contexts, languages, and time periods welcome. Submit 300-word abstract and bio to Sheela Jane Menon (
Southeast Asia and the Oceanic
How are Southeast Asian literary and cultural texts conceptualized in the region’s multiple oceanic and maritime contexts? What might other critical confluences like Nusantara, Nanyang, Indian Ocean and Transpacific studies offer? 250-word abstract, 100-word bio to Joanne Leow, U of Saskatchewan (; Nazry Bahrawi, Singapore U of Tech. and Design (
We encourage you to participate in our events and directly support our efforts to educate students and the public about Southeast Asia. There are many ways to give. Contact us to hear about more opportunities.

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