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CSEAS Events
Visual Strategies for Alternative Narratives about Indonesia '65

Visiting Scholar talk with Elisabeth Ida Mulyani
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
12:30PM to 2PM
11372 Bunche Hall, UCLA Campus
Cosponsored by the Department of History
Making Life in the Aftermath of War in Lao PDR
Davorn Sisavath (CSU Fresno)
Thursday, February 20, 2020
11AM to 12:15PM
2270 Public Affairs Building, UCLA Campus
RSVP Required:
David Nishida and Tina Yamano Nishida Distinguished Lecture Keynote Speaker for SEASON 2020
Viet Thanh Nguyen (USC)
Saturday, February 22, 2020
8:30AM to 10AM
UCLA Carnesale Commons - Palisades Room 
RSVP Required:
Spring 2020 Courses
View Spring 2020 Course List

New Course
SOUTHEAST ASIAN 170C: The Supernatural in Southeast Asia
Dr. Oona Paredes, Asian Languages & Cultures
Mondays from 2PM to 4:50PM in 162 Royce Hall
From magical tattoos, tree spirits, and faith healing, to angry ghosts and disemboweled flying vampires, this course will explore the fantastic supernatural world of Southeast Asia through folk tales, urban myths, published accounts, popular films, and other media. We will learn about the wide variety of supernatural creatures and local specialists that populate the imagination of this diverse region. We will also explore the unique regional concepts of power, morality, and justice that animate and frame Southeast Asian attitudes towards supernatural phenomena in the modern world.
FLAS Fellowships

FLAS fellowships are designed to support UCLA undergraduate and graduate students who commit to studying Southeast Asian languages and area studies courses at Intermediate level or higher. Languages for academic year fellowships are Burmese Filipino, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai or Vietnamese. In summer, additional SEA languages are eligible.

Selection for the award is based on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents;
  • Academic performance and potential as evidenced by academic transcript, letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose;
  • The extent to which overall course of study focuses on Southeast Asia;
  • The level of planned language study. More advanced levels are preferred.
Summer 2020 fellowships are for intensive language programs only. They provide a stipend of $2,500 plus tuition and fees to a maximum of $5,000, and up to $1,000 for travel. In order to qualify for funding, the summer intensive language program must last at least 6 weeks and provide at least 140 contact hours for beginning and intermediate level courses, or 120 contact hours for advanced level coursework.

Academic year 2020-2021 fellowships provide a total stipend of $15,000 for graduate students and $5,000 for undergraduates.  Academic Year tuition and fees are paid up to $18,000 for graduate students and $10,000 for undergraduates. The Academic Year fellowship requires that students take one Southeast Asian language and one area studies course for letter grades each quarter for the entire year in residence at UCLA. AY awards may be used for dissertation fieldwork research abroad or dissertation writing for students at the advanced level of language proficiency, but this must be approved in advance.
Deadline: Monday, February 24, 2020
FLAS Applications
CSEAS Travel Grants

The Indonesian Studies Program offers travel grants to support field research in Indonesia during Summer 2020 for UCLA students. The funding is available to only UCLA graduate students and undergraduate students who have completed at least their sophomore year by June 2020. Undergraduates are especially encouraged to apply. Fellowships are up to $3,000 disbursed with summer financial aid. 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 write a news article for the website and/or 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 6, 2020.

Apply Here
Teacher Training Workshops

Sites of Encounter in World History Teacher Workshop
Southwestern Asia 300-1200: Baghdad and Nishapur
Days of Instruction:
June 18-19, 2020
UCLA Campus

This free two-day teacher training workshop aims to provide area studies content and pedagogy training for up to 30 history teachers in the Greater Los Angeles area for 6th/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 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.

For more information about eligibility and requirements:

Myanmar: Between Political and Climate Change in Southeast Asia
Application Deadline: March 9, 2020
Program Dates: June 4 - 21, 2020
Fully-Funded Overseas Faculty Development Seminar for Community College Faculty

Myanmar is undergoing a challenging political, economic, and cultural transition. It is also facing the devastating effects of climate change, with many communities affected by floods, typhoons, and sea-level rise. How is the country addressing this wide spectrum of challenges? How are these challenges perceived by local communities, covered in the media, and discussed by the country's leaders and politicians?

Professional Development for Dual Language and World Language Teachers
Registration Deadline: March 10, 2020
Hosted by National Resource Center for Asian Languages
April 29-30, 2020 at CSU Fullerton
Registration Fee: $150 covers speakers, materials, and lunch for both days.
Register Here:
This Professional Development two-day conference is specifically designed sessions for Asian language teachers. Presenters will be from the local school districts, colleges and universities, and community language schools, with expertise in teaching and learning, linguistics, and technology. Presentation topics will cover strategies for teaching dual immersion programs, strategies for teaching reading comprehension, and transfer of academic language across different languages.
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