Episode 185: Teaching Early South Asian American Histories with Mohit Mehta

In episode 185, Dan and Michael chat with Mohit Mehta about his article published in Social Studies & the Young Learner, “Using Digital Archives to Teach Early South Asian American Histories.”

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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Mehta, M. P. (2022). Using Digital Archives to Teach Early South Asian American Histories. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 34(3), 19-24.
  2. Rodríguez, N. N., & Ip, R. (2018). Hidden in history: (Re)constructing Asian American history in the elementary social studies classroom. In S. Shear et al. (Eds), (Re)imagining elementary social studies : a controversial issues reader.
  3. Episode 76: Teaching Asian-American Histories with Noreen Naseem Rodriguez
  4. Episode 160: An AsianCrit Perspective on U.S. History with Sohyun An
  5. South Asian American Digital Archive
    1. Densho.org: The Japanese American Legacy Project: digital archives documenting the experience of Japanese Americans before, during, and after WWII incarceration, www.densho.org
    2. The Southeast Asian Archive: a collection of primary sources documenting the experiences of Vietnamese, Lao, Mien, Hmong, Khmer, and Cambodian Americans, https://seaa.lib.uci.edu/
    3. Korean American Digital Archive: oral histories, photography, and other primary sources centering the experience of Korean Americans, https://libguides.usc.edu/KADA
    4. Welga Digital Archive: housed at the Carlos Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis, includes images of the agricultural tools used by Filipinx/o manongs (laborers), oral histories, and printable posters, https://welgadigitalarchive.omeka.net/
  6. Learn more about Bhagat Singh Thind from the National Park Service 
  7. https://www.sikhcoalition.org/blog/2022/this-week-the-10-year-oak-creek-anniversary/

Biography

Mohit Mehta is a graduate candidate in Curriculum & Instruction and the Assistant Director of the Center for Asian American Studies (CAAS) at the University of Texas at Austin (Land of Coahuiltecan, Caddo, Lipan Apache, and other Indigenous Peoples) and assistant instructor with the Center for Asian American Studies. He can be reached at mohit.mehta@utexas.edu.

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