Videos


From the Gardens of Our Grief: A Reading

As part of her residency with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Khaty Xiong curated a reading of creative and academic work about grief and loss, themes which have been central to the artist’s recent creative practice. This panel, which took place on April 13, 2022, centered the experiences and histories of Asian American communities, and …

Grief Garden Opening

On February 28, 2022, Artist-in-Residence Khaty Xiong‘s powerful installation, Grief Garden, opened. Grief Garden is an immersive interpretation of Xiong’s poem, “On Visiting the Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens,” which embarks on the author’s journey into the afterlife in search of her recently deceased mother. In the garden, visitors are invited to rest and …

New Directions in A/P/A Studies: An NYU Graduate Student Showcase

To highlight recent developments in the field of A/P/A Studies and new directions in scholarship, we were thrilled to host current NYU graduate students to present on their masters theses and dissertations-in-progress on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. This showcase featured Puanani Brown (MA candidate, NYU Food Studies), Weiyu Dang (PhD candidate, NYU American Studies), Cindy Gao (PhD candidate, NYU American …

Asian American Studies Now! A Conversation with Alums and Faculty on the Founding of the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program & Institute at NYU Twenty-Five Years Later

In the 1990s, decades after the pivotal student strikes that led to the establishment of the first Asian American studies programs in California, college students, many of whom were children of the post-1965 generation, in the midwest and on the east coast began fighting for the establishment of similar programs on their campuses. Here at …

BETWEEN YOU & ME… A PORTAL TO THE FUTURE: A Meditation, Conversation, and Workshop on Embodied Safety, Solidarity, and Abolition

On October 1, we welcomed Student Artist-in-Residence Jess X. Snow with BETWEEN YOU & ME…A PORTAL TO THE FUTURE: A Meditation, Conversation, and Workshop on Embodied Safety, Solidarity, and Abolition. Featuring Ishkwaazhe Shane McSauby (NYU Tisch School of the Arts), Adriel Luis (Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center), Alán Pelaez Lopez (poet and artist), Mei Lum (W.O.W. Project), Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio (University …

Mele Kiaʻi Mauna: Where Creativity and Community Commitment Collide

On April 16, 2021, we were honored to host Pua Case, Hāwane Rios, Kapulei Flores, Punahele Kutzen, ‘Ihilani Lasconia, Zachary Lum, Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio, and Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio for Mele Kiaʻi Mauna: Where Creativity and Community Commitment Collide. Learn more.

Experiments in Skin: Race and Beauty in the Shadows of Vietnam

Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu’s (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis) Experiments in Skin: Race and Beauty in the Shadows of Vietnam (Duke University Press, 2021) examines the afterlife of the Vietnam War, and its continued impact on our understanding of race and beauty. After a presentation from Tu, Anne Cheng (Princeton University), Avery Gordon (Emerita, University of California Santa Barbara), …

Anti-Asian Violence: A Check-in for the Asian American NYU Community

On Friday, March 26, 2021, NYU faculty and students working in the field of Asian/Pacific/American Studies reflected, contextualized, and processed the rising anti-Asian racism and violence made most visible by the previous week’s murders in Georgia. Featuring remarks from Jess X. Snow, Minju Bae, Paula Chakravartty, Johanna Dong, Cynthia Gao, S. Heijin Lee, Monica Kim, …

SKIRBALL TV: Ai-jen Poo in conversation with Alina Das

As part of SKIRBALL TV, we welcomed Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, in conversation with Alina Das (NYU School of Law), immigrant rights lawyer on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. This program was originally scheduled to be a lecture, but the program format shifted when news of the fatal shootings in …

Adoption in the Wake of War

On March 3, 2020, days before the shutdown, we hosted Adoption in the Wake of War. Curated and moderated by LiLi Johnson (University of Wisconsin–Madison), the panel highlighted academic scholarship and adoptee voices to examine the complex intersections of Asian American racialization, and adoptive family formation in the wake of US wars in Asia. Featuring …