Each year, the A/P/A Institute at NYU sponsors scholars, students, and artists to further research projects using the libraries and archives at NYU. This semester, the Institute hosts its first Scholar Slam featuring 10-minute (and 10-slide) presentations from current student and Visiting Scholars.
Gaiutra Bahadur (Coolie Woman) offers findings from her biography-in-progress of Janet Jagan, the US-born former President and First Lady of Guyana (the only country with a majority Indian population in the Western hemisphere).
Chitra Ganesh presents Index of the Disappeared (her collaborative project with Mariam Ghani), which is both a physical archive of post-9/11 disappearances and a platform for public dialogue.
Jack Gray shares the Lenapehoking Transformance Laboratory, a collaborative indigenous research strategy which aims to set a unique precedent by presenting innovative interventions between western theater performance studies and contemporary indigenous world views and practices.
Rachel Kuo analyzes the ways that racial justice activist hashtags contribute to broader social movements and build transracial solidarity.
Chi-hui Yang examines how innovations in American experimental and avant-garde filmmaking can be understood through the work of filmmakers of color.
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