Empires in Ruin: A Conversation with Rina Garcia Chua and Jeffrey Santa Ana

This month Lindsay and Brandon are joined by Rina Garcia Chua and Jeffrey Santa Ana to discuss their recent edited collection Empire and Environment: Ecological Ruin in the Transpacific. Rina is an incoming Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow in the Humanities at Simon Fraser University and she completed her PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Jeffrey is an Associate Professor of English and affiliated faculty in Asian and Asian American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University. Among other things, the group discusses cigar-smoking monsters, the recent edited collection, and problems with the word “anthropocene.” Co-editors of the collection, Heidi Amin-Hong and Zhou Xiaojing, were unable to join the episode due to scheduling conflicts.

For more on Rina and Jeff: 

Twitter: @RinaGarciaChua

Website: https://www.rinagarciachua.com/

Empire and Environmenthttps://www.press.umich.edu//11580516

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Episode recorded July 19, 2022. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0