2021-22 Virtual Building Allyship Series: Understanding and Combating Insidious Forms of Anti-Asian Racism
October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Session Summary: This session will include an invited talk and moderated panel discussion focused on developing an understanding of Anti-Asian racism and the many insidious forms in which it can manifest. It will also center on sharing strategies on how those seeking to serve as allies can actively help combat Anti-Asian racism including overt and covert forms of violence.
Featured Speaker and Moderator: Juhwan Seo, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology
About the Speaker
Juhwan Seo is a PhD Candidate in Sociology and a Graduate Resident Fellow in Hans Bethe House at Cornell University, where he is affiliated with the Asian American Studies, Latinx Studies, and Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Programs. He studies how U.S. immigration policy shapes family formation of queer immigrants and how ethnic businesses employ low-wage immigrant workers. Previously, Juhwan organized with the New York Immigration Coalition and co-founded the Harvard Ethnic Studies Coalition. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Justice, and the Social Science Research Council.
At Cornell, Juhwan plays with 14Strings!, a Filipino guitar ensemble (rondalla), and mentors undergraduate students on pursuing graduate studies with Graduate Students Mentoring Undergraduates. He previously worked for the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. Before coming to Cornell, Juhwan worked for an immigration advocacy nonprofit, where he conducted education policy research and organized immigrant communities. At Harvard, he led the movement for Ethnic Studies, managed a chamber orchestra, and taught health education at high schools.