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October 2016

Linsanity: A Discussion on Race, Sports, and Media

Thursday, October 6, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
NYU Law School, Lipton Hall,
108 West Third Street
New York, NY United States

Presented by the NYU Office of Residential Life and Housing Services, Committee for Diversity & Inclusion. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Office of Residential Life & Housing Services, and Committee for Diversity & Inclusion.  David Hollander (NYU Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and…

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South Asian American Political Lives: 2016 Elections and Beyond

Friday, October 7, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
20 Cooper Square, Room 503,
New York, NY United States
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A panel discussion on Sangay Mishra’s Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). Focusing on Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi American communities, Desis Divided analyzes features such as class, religion, nation of origin, language, caste, gender, and sexuality in mobilization…

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The Poetics of Fragility

Wednesday, October 12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
20 Cooper Square,
Fourth Floor
New York, NY United States
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Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. The Poetics of Fragility (63 minutes) is a kaleidoscopic exploration of the texture, vitality and aesthetics of fragility. It interweaves stories of bodily…

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Free

#APATwenty: An Artist-in-Residence Anniversary Reunion, Part 1

Thursday, October 13, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Center, Shorin Performance Studio, 802,
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Copresented by the A/P/A Institute at NYU and A/P/A Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis This year, the A/P/A Studies Program and Institute (now two separate entities) celebrate twenty years of A/P/A scholarship and community building at NYU. To mark…

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Free

Lenapeway & NYU Native Plant Gardens Tour

Tuesday, October 18, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
715 Broadway,
715 Broadway
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Lenapeway, an installation by artist Beatrice Glow and The Wayfinding Project at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, will be on 24-hour view in the street-level windows of 715 Broadway (at Washington Place) from October 10 (Indigenous Peoples’ Day) to December 9. The location of the…

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Mining the Archive: A Conversation on Anti-Arab and Islamophobic Visual Culture

Thursday, October 20, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies,
255 Sullivan Street, First floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Photograph by GION STUDIO. Item from the Jack G. Shaheen Collection on Arabs in U.S. Film and Television; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, NYU.

Presented by the NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. Cosponsored by the A/P/A Institute at NYU. Featuring readings and remarks from novelist Marina Budhos (Watched) and scholars Salah D. Hassan (Associate Professor, Michigan State University), Jack G. Shaheen (Distinguished Visiting Scholar, NYU Kevorkian Center…

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Free

Manaháhtaan Symposium: Conversations on Lenape Identity

Friday, October 28 - Saturday, October 29
Multiple,
See description for details
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Copresented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Native Studies Forum, and Lenape Center Friday: A/P/A Institute at NYU, 8 Washington Mews Saturday: NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 914 How can we mutually expand our knowledge of Indigenous Manhattan? We begin by hosting…

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Free

Study Hall with A | P | A

Monday, October 31, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU,
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Spend the last Monday of each month at Study Hall with A/P/A. We’ll have coffee, snacks, wi-fi, and a comfortable, quiet place to get some work done (you are also welcome to swing by to browse the books and magazines in our library). Open to…

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November 2016
Free

Pleasure Principles: Bad Asians, Bottomhood, and the Belated Archive

Friday, November 4, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
NYU Cantor Film Center, Theater 101,
36 East 8th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
Nguyen Tan Hoang, Maybe Never (But I’m Counting the Days), 1996. Video.

Curated by Leeroy Kang, A/P/A Institute Visiting Scholar As a historical, temporal, and aesthetic exploration into queer experimental Asian/Pacific cinema, this event will gather four scholars, curators, and artists whose work addresses the subjects of racialized sexual politics, gender transgression, and the possibilities of pleasure…

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Free

The Paradox of Rights: Sunaina Marr Maira and A. Naomi Paik

Thursday, November 10, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU,
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Called “meticulous” by Paul Gilroy, A. Naomi Paik’s (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in US Prison Camps since World War II (UNC Press, 2016) examines the history of US-maintained prison camps and the “rightless” populations that they confine. From the campaign for…

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Free

Lenapeway Virtual Reality Demonstration

Monday, November 14, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU,
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Lenapeway, an installation by artist Beatrice Glow and The Wayfinding Project at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, will be on 24-hour view in the street-level windows of 715 Broadway (at Washington Place) from October 10 (Indigenous Peoples’ Day) to December 9. The location of the…

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Free

Fashioning Diaspora: Ayqa Khan, Vanita Reddy, and Meera Sethi

Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
NYU Steinhardt Pless Hall Lounge,
82 Washington Square East, First floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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As part of the Institute’s ongoing exploration of beauty practice, fashion, labor, and diaspora, we host Vanita Reddy (Texas A&M University), whose Fashioning Diaspora: Beauty, Femininity, and South Asian American Culture (Temple University Press, 2016) “is essential reading for scholarship on beauty” (erin Khuê Ninh).…

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The Community As Studio

Saturday, November 19, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU,
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Presented by the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective. Cosponsored by the A/P/A Institute at NYU. Symposium Co-chairs: Monica Jahan Bose and Josheen Oberoi This participatory symposium considers the ways in which artists are taking their practices and aesthetic discourses outside the boundaries of the traditional…

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Free

Study Hall with A | P | A

Monday, November 28, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU,
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Spend the last Monday of each month at Study Hall with A/P/A. We’ll have coffee, snacks, wi-fi, and a comfortable, quiet place to get some work done (you are also welcome to swing by to browse the books and magazines in our library). Open to…

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December 2016
Free

The Wayfinding Project: Closing Showcase

Thursday, December 8, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU,
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
Beatrice Glow in collaboration with Highway 101, ETC, The Wayfinding Project, 2016. Screenshot of virtual reality experience.

Seeking to displace the myth of “the purchase of Manhattan,” The Wayfinding Project, part installation, part experiment in virtual and augmented reality, and part collaborative research project, closes with a showcase of its findings. Using technologies, both time-tested and cutting edge, Artist-in-Residence Beatrice Glow and…

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Comparative Racialization and the Future of Asian American Studies in NYC

Friday, December 9
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College,
47-49 East 65th Street
New York , United States

Organized by Stanley Thangaraj (City College, CUNY) and Angela Reyes (Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY) Cosponsored by MAANY (Mapping Asian American New York) CUNY Faculty Research Seminar and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU The recent increase in explicit acts of violence against Asian…

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Free

Lenapeway Virtual Reality Demonstration

Monday, December 12, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU,
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Lenapeway, an installation by artist Beatrice Glow and The Wayfinding Project at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, will be on 24-hour view in the street-level windows of 715 Broadway (at Washington Place) from October 10 (Indigenous Peoples’ Day) to December 9. The location of the…

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