I wrote a short post on multilingual signs in Los Angeles for NPR’s new Code Switch blog. I got to share some of my favorite photos from Migrantography (my favorites out of the ones I took, that is) and discuss the diversity of LA’s Chinatown community.
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy year of the snake!
Though the graduate school grind is never really over, winter break is finally here and I am looking forward to doing a bit of reading that isn’t directly related to my classes or my thesis! In addition to some of the novels I picked up at the Association for Asian American Studies conference earlier this year, I also have a few history and philosophy books on my list.
I’m currently in the middle of Don’t Go Back To Where You Came From, in which Australian political philosopher Tim Soutphommasane argues that Australian multiculturalism has been a greater success than its critics may have you think. So far, the book is highly approachable, even for someone like myself with no background in philosophy and only a limited knowledge of recent Australian political history.