Category: General

J-Term 2021 C.V. Starr Fund for A/PA Research Awardee

Congratulations to the J-Term 2021 C.V. Starr Fund for A/PA Research Awardee! Margaret Guzman (undergraduate student, NYU Global Liberal Studies ’21) will direct and edit her documentary thesis film, Live at Gotham: Filipinx Im/migrant Narratives Through Performance. Live at Gotham explores the ways New York City Filipinx communities use performance to articulate racial identity and diasporic …

Andolan (Organizing South Asian Workers) (TAM pending)

Andolan (Organizing South Asian Workers) is a non-governmental, membership based group in New York City that organizes and advocates on behalf of South Asian immigrant workers, with particular focus on Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Nepalese, and Sri Lankan workers in the retail, food service, and domestic work industries, many of whom are women. Founded in 1998 …

Summer 2020 C.V. Starr Fund for A/P/A Research Awardees

Congratulations to the Summer 2020 C.V. Starr Fund for A/PA Research Awardees!  Sabeena Singhani is working on a twenty-minute experimental documentary about A/P/A diaspora women and gender non-conforming essential workers in New York City. The film explores the patriarchy and heteronormativity that these workers are subjected to, their migration stories, and the impact of COVID-19 on …

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 …

A Message From the 2019-20 Cohort of A/P/A BRIDGE

Restoring Home: Exploring Asian American Identity & Belonging, is a year-long zine project the 2019-2020 cohort has crafted specifically for their community. “Over the past year, we’ve explored axes of our identities and how they transect our political histories; we’ve engaged with activists and organizations local to New York City; and we’ve fostered skills in …

Takako Wada Papers (TAM 723)

Takako “Taxie” Wada (1921-2016), was born Takako Kusunoki in Colusa, California. While attending public school, Wada adopted the nickname “Taxie” because her non-Japanese teachers had difficulty pronouncing her name. Upon graduating from high school, she obtained a part-time job at one of Colusa’s newspapers, The Sun Herald. It was this experience with the paper that …

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 …

Call for Proposals: Jack G. Shaheen Research Grants

Applications for the 2019-20 Jack G. Shaheen Research Grant are now closed, and the 2019-20 awardees have been announced. Please check back for announcements regarding future cycles.    Sponsored by the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University In collaboration with the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert …

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 …