Get to know GETSEA

April 8, 2021

CSEAS is a founding member of the recently-established Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies (GETSEA) consortium. The consortium was awarded a grant by the Henry Luce Foundation through its Luce Initiative on Southeast Asia (LuceSEA) with the mission of enhancing graduate education in Southeast Asian Studies across North America.

As a cross-institutional network led by the Title VI National Resource Centers (NRCs) on Southeast Asia in the U.S., GETSEA is working to expand the collaborative infrastructure between the centers of Southeast Asian studies. Current programs include a virtual speaker series and specialized online mini-courses. Future plans will add a mentoring network and professional development programs for graduate students, and the creation of a framework for shared language instruction.

The Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University is serving as the administrative host for GETSEA. Along with CSEAS, the other members of the consortium include the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan; the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University; the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai’i-Mānoa; the Southeast Asia Center, University of Washington; the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and UCLA's Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

GETSEA is now also active on social media as part of its efforts to promote cross-campus collaborations and information for scholars of Southeast Asia. Check out the consortium's Facebook page and follow it on Twitter!