Dear AASRNers,Even as our community is caught in the throes of COVID-19, and responding to a world gone awry (again), here’s something that might prompt us to think about our being and existence in a different way. This is the second keynote from the Genealogies of Identity Politics conference, by Associate Professor and writer, Hsu-Ming Teo, that was held at the Immigration Museum in November 2019, and now published in Peril magazine. Hope you are all staying coronasafe and practising physical distancing, but not feeling socially distant. AASRN is of course a space where you can bring your thoughts, questions, concerns, to share among a loving and supporting community.