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16 October 2019

Manaʻo Mauna Kea: A Workshop with Lanakila Mangauil

Co-presented by the NYU Native Studies Forum, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and Nā ʻŌiwi NYC. Co-sponsored by the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Manaʻo Mauna Kea is a workshop with Mauna Kea protector Lanakila Mangauil. RSVP This venue has an elevator and is accessible for wheelchair users. Restrooms are single-stall, and all gender. If you need any accommodations, please email apa.rsvp@nyu.edu.   Lanakila Mangauil is a Kanaka Maoli born and raised in Hāmākua, Honoka‘a, of Hawai‘i Island. Growing up…

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17 October 2019

The New Salon: Ocean Vuong in Conversation with Darin Strauss

Hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program senior faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Ocean Vuong’s debut novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, was published by Penguin in June 2019. He is also the author of the poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016, winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize…

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18 October 2019

Opening: Deities Part I & II

Presented by Chhaya CDC. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Chhaya CDC presents the opening reception for its inaugural art exhibition at the organization’s Richmond Hill Center gallery space. Andil Gosine‘s (A/P/A Institute at NYU Visiting Scholar) work entitled Deities Part I & II was born out of his participation in Project Prithvi, a monthly clean-up of Jamaica Bay led by Queens-based organization, Sadhana. Chhaya is thrilled to extend this work and showcase the pre-eminent Indo-Caribbean artist’s digital prints,…

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22 October 2019

Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History

Presented by the NYU Institute of African American Affairs. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Department of Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Art, and NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. Edited by Deborah Willis, Ellyn Toscano, and Kalia Nelson, Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History charts how women’s profound and turbulent experiences of migration have been articulated in writing, photography, art, and film. The essays cover enslavement, diaspora, and refugees,…

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23 October 2019

Noura Erakat on Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine

Presented by the American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/America Institute at NYU and NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Human rights attorney and scholar Noura Erakat’s (Rutgers University, New Brunswick) Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2019) offers a new approach to understanding the Palestinian struggle for freedom, told through the power and control of international law. Focusing on key junctures—from…

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01 November 2019

Siting A/P/A Studies: A Celebration of Scholars

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, and NYU Doctoral Program in American Studies/Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. We celebrate three new books by alumni from the NYU Doctoral Program in American Studies with a series of presentations, one-on-one conversations, and a roundtable discussion. In Insurgent Aesthetics: Security and the Queer Life of the Forever…

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05 December 2019

Imperial Entanglements: Permanent Conditions of War in the Pacific

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Native Studies Forum and Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis.  In Sacred Men: Law, Torture, and Retribution in Guam (Duke University Press, 2019) Keith L. Camacho (University of California, Los Angeles) demonstrates how the 1944 and 1948 US Navy tribunals in Guam used and justified imprisonment, torture, murder, and exiling of accused Japanese and Chamorro war criminals in order to institute a new…

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06 December 2019

Activism and Diaspora: American Art Histories 

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Japan Foundation, New York (JFNY) Grant for Japanese Studies program. Alexandra Chang (Rutgers University, Newark) and ShiPu Wang (University of California, Merced) co-convene an intensive academic workshop for scholars and curators to examine art activism through a global comparative lens. On Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, the public is invited to join the conversation. Featured speakers include experts in Asian American, Latinx, Indigenous,…

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