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Introduction to East & Southeast Asian (ESEA) Heritage Month

by Dr. Diana Yeh, City, University of London


Diana Yeh is Associate Dean of EDI in the School of Communication and Creativity, City, University of London.

Diana Yeh works on race and racisms, migration, cultural politics and activism, with a particular focus on East and Southeast Asian communities.

Her current research explores community and creative responses to anti-Asian racial violence and racial inequalities in the creative and cultural industries.

She is Principal Investigator of the project, ‘Responding to COVID-19 Anti-Asian Racial Violence through Community Care, Solidarity and Resistance’ funded by Resourcing Racial Justice and the SCC Higher Education Innovation Fund.

As part of this project, she founded ESEA Online Community Hub (, which seeks to empower individual and community capacity to respond to racial violence by holding space – and acting as a hub – for networks of community creativity, care, resistance and solidarity.

This work develops her recent research on constructions and contestations of British Chinese and East and Southeast Asian identities. She was Principal Investigator of the British Academy/Leverhulme funded project, ‘Becoming East and Southeast Asian: Race, Ethnicity and Youth Politics of Belonging in Britain’ with Tamsin Barber at Oxford Brookes University.

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