Stories in the fall 2017 issue of the Southeast Asia Program Bulletin touch on change and adaptation. Kaja McGowan says her farewell as SEAP director with two engaging articles that showcase some of her achievements, and Abby Cohn, professor of linguistics, is welcomed as new SEAP director. Other articles explore the language of Jakarta, past and present; an anthropologist’s insights on the challenges of bridging cultural differences; engaging the senses to process culture shock in the field; and Cambodia’s search for identity. Readers can also learn about SEAP’s new one-credit language and culture courses, intended to prepare students for study and research abroad; Echols Collection library resources for teaching about genocide; and SEAP outreach’s teacher workshop on refugees in the classroom.
- Brenna Fitzgerald