Tag: South Asian American

Zarina (2017-18)

Zarina was born in Aligarh, India in 1937 and currently lives and works in New York. Her work is defined by her adherence to the personal and the essential. While it tends towards minimalism, its starkness is tempered by both texture and materiality. Her art poignantly chronicles her life, and recurring themes include home, displacement, … Continue reading “Zarina (2017-18)”

Brown Girls NYC Screening

Cosponsored by the NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Hosted by Black Nerd Problems. 7:30PM Doors 8PM Performances 9PM Screening In conjunction with other cities around the world, we are hosting a free screening of Brown Girls, a new webseries exploring the lives of two young women of … Continue readingBrown Girls NYC Screening”

Fashioning Diaspora

As part of the A/P/A Institute’s ongoing exploration of beauty practice, fashion, labor, and diaspora, we hosted Vanita Reddy (Fashioning Diaspora: Beauty, Femininity, and South Asian American Culture), Ayqa Khan (artist), Meera Sethi (artist), Sharon Heijin Lee (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis), and Thuy Linh Tu (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis) … Continue reading “Fashioning Diaspora”

South Asian American Political Lives: 2016 Elections and Beyond

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 and shows how these internal characteristics lead to multiple paths … Continue reading “South Asian American Political Lives: 2016 Elections and Beyond”

Deepa Iyer, Moustafa Bayoumi, and Amardeep Singh

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. “We do not yet understand or appreciate the profound ways that the war on terror has created a political ecology of its own, one that relies on excessive secrecy, differential rights, innovative forms … Continue reading “Deepa Iyer, Moustafa Bayoumi, and Amardeep Singh”

The Sun Never Sets

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis The Sun Never Sets collects the work of a generation of scholars who are enacting a shift in the orientation of the field of South Asian American studies. By focusing upon the lives, work, and activism of specific, often unacknowledged, migrant … Continue reading “The Sun Never Sets”