Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and South Asia @ NYU.
The last several years have seen a marked growth of visibility of South Asian American men in US popular culture (comedians Aziz Ansari, Kumail Nanjiani, Hari Kondabolu, and Hasan Minhaj come to mind, as does the British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed’s character in HBO’s The Night Of). In a moment when our public discourse is defined by explicit racism and misogyny, South Asian American men find themselves at the crossroads of marginality and visibility, vulnerability and privilege. How have artists, writers, activists, and academics responded to this moment of upheaval surrounding brown masculinity?
This round table discussion will feature Swati Khurana (artist, writer), Rajiv Menon (Visiting Scholar, NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality), Mallika Rao (essayist, critic, reporter), Imran Siddiquee (filmmaker, writer, activist), and D’Lo (actor, writer, comedian).
Photo by AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes.