Author: Sunil

2019-20 Jack G. Shaheen Research Grantees

Congratulations to the 2019-20 Jack G. Shaheen Research Grantees! Residential Research Grant Awardees: Drs. Shirly Bahar (Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Visual Arts, Columbia University) and Wazhmah Osman (Assistant Professor
, Department of Media Studies and Production
, Temple University) for “Hollywood’s Best Ally in the Middle East: Place, Identity, and Personality in US-Israeli Television Co-Productions and …

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Update (Thursday, December 10, 2020) The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU will continue to operate remotely during the Spring 2021 semester. We will be closed for winter break as of Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., and reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Our Spring programs will be announced in January. Update …

Facing “Comfort Women”: Representations and Reckonings

On February 10, 2020, Facing “Comfort Women”: Representations and Reckonings featured Elizabeth Son (Northwestern University), Emily Jungmin Yoon’s (University of Chicago), and Laura Hyun Yi Kang’s (University of California, Irvine) in conversation to through the representations and circulation of images of so-called “comfort women,” the over 200,000 mostly Korean girls and women forced into sexual labor …

Spring 2020 C.V. Starr Fund for A/PA Research Awardee

Congratulations to the Spring 2020 C.V. Starr Fund for A/PA Research Awardee! Monica Mai (undergraduate student, NYU Tisch School of the Arts ’20) will continue work on her short film Homecoming, which tells the story of an Asian American high school senior whose father returns home after being incarcerated for seven years. The film explores …

A Message From Our Director

“As we continue our yearlong focus on ‘In the Wake of War’ in 2020, we at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU remain concerned with the many different kinds of war that have shaped our community’s existence and the need for relations of solidarity and care in the face and aftermath of such violence. Along with …

Imperial Entanglements: Permanent Conditions of War in the Pacific

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 American political …

J-Term 2020 C.V. Starr Fund for A/PA Research Awardee

Congratulations to the J-Term 2020 C.V. Starr Fund for A/PA Research Awardee! Emilie S. Tumale (PhD candidate, NYU Steinhardt ’22) will conduct research for her project, “Listening for East Coast Filipinx America: An Application of the Listening Guide Method of Psychological Inquiry,” which aims to explore the ethnic identity development of Filipinx American college students …

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

  On November 1, we celebrated 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. The program featured Ronak K. Kapadia (University of Illinois, Chicago) in conversation with Nicole R. Fleetwood (Rutgers University); Manu Karuka in conversation with Elizabeth Ellis (NYU Department …

Terrifying Drag: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto/Faluda Islam + Kareem Khubchandani/ LaWhore Vagistan

This October 15, 2019 conversation brought together two fabulous US-based South Asian drag queens, Faluda Islam and LaWhore Vagistan, to discuss a broad array of topics connected to the aesthetics of their practices. Specifically: pastiche as a mode of re-making the world; death as well as conviviality as strategies in drag; camp theory and a …

The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War

  The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History (Princeton University Press, 2019), by Monica Kim (NYU Department of History), is a trans-Pacific history of decolonization told through the experiences of two generations of people creating and navigating military interrogation rooms of the Korean War. On Thursday, October 10, 2019, following a reading …