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A/P/A Institute Scholar Slam

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 06:30 PM 05/02/2019 08:30 PM America/New_York A/P/A Institute Scholar Slam More detail: https://apa.nyu.edu/event/a-p-a-institute-scholar-slam-2/ Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, New York, NY, 10003

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis.

Each year, the A/P/A Institute at NYU sponsors scholars and artists to further research projects using the libraries and archives at NYU. This semester, we host our fourth Scholar Slam featuring ten-minute (and ten-slide) presentations from current Visiting Scholars.

Minju Bae (Temple University) presents on Asian/American rank-and-file activists’ fight for language accessibility in New York’s garment industry at the turn of the twenty-first century. Allan Punzalan Isaac (Rutgers University–New Brunswick) shares findings from his book project, Beside/Time, which examines how a variety of affective work—carework, teaching, call centers—performed by Filipinos in the Philippines and around the world produces bodily disciplines and dislocations. Referencing colonial histories and contemporary formations of racialized, classed, and gendered anxieties about sex, Lorraine O’Grady’s theorization of nature/culture, his parents’ life-long romance, the ongoing global ecological crisis, and even a Troye Sivan song, Andil Gosine (York University) explains how artworks produced by descendants of Caribbean indentures contend with the question: “Are we animals?” Margaret Rhee (SUNY Buffalo) discusses How We Became Human: Race, Robots, and the Asian American Body, a historical and theoretical study of how diasporic Asian Americans have been rendered as robots within the human and machine binary.

Note on accessibility: This venue has an elevator and is accessible for wheelchair users. Restrooms are single-stall, and all gender. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis.f you have any questions or need any accommodations, please email apa.rsvp@nyu.edu.