Interview with Justin Tse

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Justin Tse on Asian American Religion

In this episode recorded at the Association of Asian-American Studies Conference held in Madison, WI, Joshua Tan and Shatrunjay Mall talk with Justin Tse, Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at Northwestern University. Professor Tse discusses his interest in Asian American religion, particularly the trans-Pacific lives of Cantonese Protestants and their involvement in social movements. He talks about his experience teaching Asian American studies, the principles underpinning his own ethnographic research, as well as community engagement. Finally, he discusses his research and involvement in the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement (2014), and its aftermath.

Starting in the fall of 2019, Justin Tse will be an Assistant Professor for Humanities Education at Singapore Management University. Tse previously served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Asian American Studies Program at Northwestern University. He is the lead editor of a collected volume entitled Theological Reflections of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement (Palgrave, 2016), and is currently working on his book manuscript, Religious Politics in Pacific Space: Grounding Cantonese Protestant Theologies in Secular Civil Societies.

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