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Michi Kobi Papers (TAM 697)

Michi Kobi (1924-2016) was born Michiko Kobinata Okamoto in Sacramento, California on November 2, 1924. She was one of over 110,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II in camps established by Executive Order 9066. She was 18 years old when she and her mother were sent to Tanforan Assembly Center and then …

2018 NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange and Working Sessions

GAX 2018 in London and Berlin June 13 – 23, 2018 GAX 2018 takes place in London and Berlin with a series of research sharing sessions entitled “‘Here’…‘There’ / East & Southeast Asian Diasporic Art” at Central Saint Martins, University of London; a two-day working session and public panel presented in collaboration with the Haus …

History of VAAAM

2012 — Beginnings of a Virtual Museum Through a Grand Challenge Grant from the Smithsonian Institution, on March 21 and 22, 2012, representatives from New York University, Getty Research Institute, University of Connecticut, Scalar at the University of Southern California, San Francisco State University, Asia Art Archive, and six Smithsonian units met to discuss the …

A/P/A Institute Announces Leadership Transition: Jack Tchen to Leave NYU After Twenty-Two Years of Service; Crystal Parikh Appointed A/P/A Institute Director (Effective Fall 2018) “It has been my privilege to work with such a great range of students, staff, and faculty at NYU. Together we’ve been envisioning what a future with greater global social justice, ‘learning …

Summer 2018 C.V. Starr Fund for A/PA Research Awardees

Congratulations to the Summer 2018 C.V. Starr Fund for A/PA Research Awardees! Isabela Acenas (undergraduate student, College of Arts and Sciences ’21) will conduct interviews for “Besides Filipino: How Filipino Youth in America Identify with Other Ethnic Groups.” Focusing on New York City, Acenas will collaborate with the Damayan Migrant Workers Association to interview the …

Inaugural NYC Celebration of Fred T. Korematsu Day

 On Tuesday, January 30, we celebrated the inauguration of “Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution” in New York City. Panelists included Karen Korematsu (Founder and Executive Director, Fred T. Korematsu Institute, and the daughter of the late Fred T. Korematsu), Daniel Dromm (Council member, New York City Council), Debbie Almontaser …

Spring 2018 C.V. Starr Fund for A/PA Research Awardees

Congratulations to the Spring 2018 C.V. Starr Fund for A/PA Research Awardees! Tania Chowdhury (graduate student, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development ’21) will investigate post-2016 election experiences of bullying among Bangladeshi and Muslim American students in Paterson, New Jersey to understand the extent and frequency of bullying, and students’ perceptions of local anti-bullying policies. …

CFP: Unwatchable Scenes, Unhappy Spectators: A New Imperative of Representation

Unwatchable Scenes, Unhappy Spectators: A New Imperative of Representation A Special Issue of Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas Edited by J. Reid Miller, Richard T. Rodriguez and Celine Parreñas Shimizu The historical moment of whiteness is totally unwatchable. This special issue aims to capture the new relations of ethics and pleasure between people of color that this …

2017 Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange (GAX)

2017 GAX in Buenos Aires May 25-June 2, 2017 The 2017 GAX in Buenos Aires programs taking place from May 25-June 2, 2017 are a culmination of exchanges with scholars, arts administrators, and practicing artists in Buenos Aires as well as ongoing discussions and activities with GAX scholars and collaborators. The resulting program is a …

A/P/A Institute at NYU Visiting Scholar Application

The A/P/A Institute at NYU Visiting Scholar Program extends specified courtesy titles and privileges to scholars of distinction who visit the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University in order to engage in research and scholarship, and in general scholarly and cultural interaction with New York University’s faculty and students. The courtesy title may not be …