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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Southern Nevada

May 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Join Mark Padoongpatt, Ph.D, Director of Asian and Asian American Studies at UNLV, to learn more about the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in Southern Nevada.


Mark Padoongpatt is associate professor of Asian American Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received his Ph.D. in American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California in 2011. He researches and writes on the histories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the 20th-century United States, with a focus on empire, migration, race, and urban and suburban cultures. His book, “Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America,” explores how and why Thai food shaped the contours of Thai American community and identity since World War II. He’s currently writing a book and developing a podcast series on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Las Vegas titled “Neon Pacific,” which explores histories of race, space, and placemaking in Vegas.


May 27
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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James I. Gibson Library
100 West Lake Mead Pkwy.
Henderson, NV 89011 United States
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