The collection is comprised of student projects from the Southeast Asian American Experience class (course number 151H) taught
by Linda Vo. The class was first offered in 2003 within the Asian American Studies Program at the University of California,
Irvine. Students' projects reflect cultural and social issues of Southeast Asian American communities in Orange County. Materials
include artifacts, photographs, sound and video recordings, newsletters, ephemera, and the students' written assessment of
The Southeast Asian American Experience class was first offered in winter quarter 2003 within the Asian American Studies Program
at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Professor Linda Vo created the class to provide a comparative overview of the
ethnically, culturally, and historically diverse Southeast Asian people from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam who relocated to
the United States as refugees and immigrants. The class analyzed the resettlement process and refugees' economic adaptations,
educational experiences, and social conditions. The focus of the class was on the individual voices of refugees and their
experiences in order to understand how they construct their identities, negotiate cultural challenges, recreate communities,
and engage in acts of resistance. An interdisciplinary approach was used, drawing upon theoretical frameworks and scholarship
from anthropology, education, history, political science, psychology, social work, cultural studies, and sociology.
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and
their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Southeast Asian Archive Librarian.