Asian American Visibility & Intersectionality at MIT

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Virtual Event

This is part one of an ongoing conversation about Asian American visibility & intersectionality at MIT. Stay tuned for part 2!

Join ICEO and partners for a panel discussion with Professors Emma Teng, Lily L. Tsai, and Craig Wilder on the history and impact of Asian American marginalization as it applies to higher education, Institutions, and MIT specifically.

Moderated by Professor Chris Capozzola, we'll also hear from undergraduate students, graduate students, and staff with their questions and experiences.


Emma J. Teng is the T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilizations at MIT. She teaches classes in Chinese culture, Chinese migration history, Asian American history, East Asian culture, and women’s and gender studies. Professor Teng earned her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, where she specialized in Chinese studies and Asian American studies. For this event, she will be providing historical context on the model minority myth, visibility, and how to measure identity.

Craig Steven Wilder is a historian of American institutions and ideas. For this discussion, he will be talking about race making and allyship on campus.

Lily L. Tsai is Ford Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Tsai is also the founder and Faculty Director of the MIT Governance Lab (MIT GOV/LAB), a group of political scientists working collaboratively with practitioners on research and innovation in citizen engagement and government accountability. She currently serves as Chair Elect of the Faculty.



More to come!


We are committed to making this dialogue accessible for all MIT community members. Please let us know of any accommodations you may need by emailing Rachel Ornitz at

Event Type

Conferences/Seminars/Lectures, Community Event

Events By Interest

Academic, Diversity/Inclusion


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