Each year, the A/P/A Institute at NYU sponsors scholars and artists to further research projects using the libraries and archives at NYU. This semester, the Institute hosts its third Scholar Slam featuring 10-minute (and 10-slide) presentations from current Visiting Scholars.
Leeroy Kun Young Kang will present on his project, the “Belated Archive”, an interdisciplinary archival, curatorial, and artist collaboration which aims to uncover and recirculate works in queer experimental Asian film and video history. Sarah Khan will share the creation of her super shero, Amrita Simla, who flies and the globe and bears witness. Simla narrates stories of migrants and their kitchens, Indian women farmers, and spice porters of taste, in Old Delhi. Vivian Truong examines resistance to state violence in late 20th century New York City in her dissertation, “‘Whose City? Our City!’: Asian American and Multiracial Movements Against Police Violence,” and accompanying public history project with CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities. Diane Wong explores how gentrification politically impacts Chinese immigrant communities, and documents intergenerational resistance to displacement in New York City, San Francisco, and Boston Chinatowns. A discussion and reception will follow the presentations.