Christina M. Spiker

Christina M. Spiker

Art Historian | Professor | Digital Humanist

Course // Asia in America (St. Olaf College)

COURSE INFORMATION

Asia in America
ASIAN STUDIES 123 | St. Olaf COllege

DESCRIPTION

This interdisciplinary course introduces the field of Asian American Studies. We will engage with multiple cultural and historical productions of Asia and America, with a specific focus on popular visual culture, art, literature, and film. Critical analysis of topics such as ethnic/cultural identities, citizenship(s), media/pop-cultures, body images, sexuality, and adoption will be explored through the practices of different Asian communities in the United States. Students can expect to encounter interactive in-class activities, films, presentations, and field trips. Also counts toward Chinese, Japanese, and Race and Ethnic Studies majors and the Race and Ethnic Studies and International Relations concentrations.

Photo: Noguchi Museum. They explain, “Sculptor Isamu Noguchi tried many times to build a playground in New York City, but one never came to fruition. One of his ideas, called Contoured Playground, is shown here as a plaster model.”

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Teaching Assistant // Art History, Film & Media Studies, Asian American Studies (UC Irvine)

COURSE INFORMATION

Teaching Assistant
ART HISTORY / FILM & MEDIA STUDIES / ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES | University of California, Irvine

DESCRIPTION

Lower Division Courses
Asian American Stories (Prof. Jim Lee), Asian American Studies, Fall 2014
Japanese Art (Prof.Bert Winther-Tamaki), Art History, Spring 2013, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
Chinese Art (Prof. Roberta Wue), Art History, Fall 2012, Winter 2012, Winter 2009
Chinese Painting & Ceramics (Prof. Juliann Wolfgram), Art History, Winter 2010
Sacred Arts of Asia (Prof. Juliann Wolfgram), Art History, Fall 2010
Arts of South Asia (Prof. Alka Patel), Art History, Fall 2009

Upper Division Courses
Asian American Documentary Practice
(Prof. Julie Cho), Film Studies/Asian American Studies, Winter 2013
European Art, 1907-1940 (Prof. Nicole Woods), Art History, Spring 2012
Classical Myth in Art (Prof. Shanna Kennedy-Quigley), Art History, Spring 2012
Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt (Prof. Shanna Kennedy-Quigley), Art History, Fall 2011

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