Distinguished Lecturers
Theodore S. Gonzalves

Theodore S. Gonzalves

Theodore S. Gonzalves is a curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. He previously served as the Interim Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. A Fulbright Scholar and past president of the Association for Asian American Studies with more than thirty years of teaching experience in the United States, Spain, and the Philippines, he has released several works. His latest book is Smithsonian Asian Pacific American History, Art, and Culture in 101 Objects (2023).

OAH Lectures by Theodore S. Gonzalves

In this lecture, Gonzalves provides examples of the interrelationship between art-based community building and politics using examples from visual arts, music, and theater.

In this lecture, Gonzalves provides an overview of how museums such as the Smithsonian Institution collect and exhibit artifacts pertaining to Asian American and Pacific Islander history, art, and culture.

In this lecture, Gonzalves provides an overview for understanding the labor migration of persons from Asia to the Americas and the development of cultures of resistance and resistance among various groups.


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