Asian American religions: Everywhere, all at once

“Asian American religions: Everywhere, all at once,” co-curated by Carolyn Chen (UC Berkeley), Tammy C. Ho (UC Riverside), and Jane Iwamura (University of the West) of the Asian Pacific American Religions Research Initiative (APARRI) as well as Mona Oraby (TIF editor and Howard University) who also edited the forum, expands the scope of religious studies in the United States to include practices and histories at the margins of current scholarship on race and religion. Though Asian Americans are the most rapidly growing demographic in the United States, they remain understudied in part because of their illegibility within the US racial binary. Inviting readers “to the multiverse of religious experiences in Asian America,” the forum presents “case studies of how critical analyses of Asian American religions challenge categorical, epistemological borders,” as Chen and Ho describe. In “Everything, all at once,” contributors lead readers through the lived experiences of Asian Americans and what these experiences reveal about the religio-racial fabric of the United States.