Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Susan Rankaitis

Reader 2

Kasper Kovitz

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An exploration and analysis on the connections between identity, culture and contemporary art. A number of critical race theories are examined as possible constructions of Asian-American women identities. This paper seeks to understand how Asian-American women reconcile with these strivings and limitations and how they maintain their native racial identities despite their conflicting desire to conform to the mainstream culture. This paper also examines two contemporary women artists who promote a dialogue regarding transcultural identities.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.