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10 February 2020

Facing “Comfort Women”: Representations and Reckonings

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, NYU Department of Performance Studies, NYU Department of East Asian Studies, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, and Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. REGISTRATION REQUIRED This panel brings in conversation scholars and writers thinking through the representations and circulation of images of so-called “comfort women,” the over 200,000 mostly Korean girls and women forced into…

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11 February 2020

New Directions in Trans of Color Scholarship

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Trans of color scholars, activists, and artists are radically transforming the terrain of gender and sexuality studies today. This roundtable showcases new work in trans of color scholarship, activism, and cultural production. Jian Neo Chen (Ohio State University), madison moore (Virginia Commonwealth University), and Dora Santana (John Jay College, CUNY) speak about their recently published books and works-in-progress that chart exciting…

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14 February 2020

ADVA Launch: Challenging Hegemony within the South Asian Diaspora

Sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute. A/P/A Institute at NYU sponsors a reception at the College Art Association Annual Conference to celebrate the release of “Challenging Hegemony within the South Asian Diaspora,” the Fall 2019 issue of the Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) journal (Brill Publishing in collaboration with the A/P/A Institute at NYU and Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art at Concordia University). Guest edited by artist and curator Jaishri Abichandani, Santhi…

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03 March 2020

Adoption in the Wake of War

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the A/P/A Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Spanning the second half of the twentieth century to the present, Asian American transnational and transracial adoption has been shaped by the changing landscapes of US wars abroad. While emerging from differing social and historical contexts, adoption from Asia converges with transracial adoption within the United States through the shared racialization of Asian American adoptees. This panel highlights…

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24 March 2020

Nation Rising: Talk Story on Mauna Kea and Hawaiian Resurgence

Presented by the NYU Native Studies Forum and A/P/A Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. After more than 120 years of US occupation and 200 years since the declaration of the ‘Ai Noa, which led to the near dissolution of a Hawaiian religious system, the movement to protect sacred Mauna a Wākea has catalyzed a Kanaka Maoli (Native…

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24 March 2020

Queer/Feminist Approaches to Climate Justice: From the Caribbean to the Pacific

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. This panel places in conversation scholars and activists Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua (University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa) and Angelique V. Nixon (University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago) to highlight the interconnections between the Pacific and the Caribbean through a queer, feminist, and Indigenous studies lens. From the ongoing fight against the settler state in Hawaiʻi to the struggle against an extractivist, tourism-centric…

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26 March 2020

Speaking for the Nation: Ethno-Nationalism, Sectarianism, and the Politics of Diaspora

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. Curated by Paula Chakravartty and Crystal Parikh. Often driven by militarism and neo-imperial ambitions, the hardening of ethno-nationalism and sectarianism across much of Asia and the Middle East has transformed diasporic political and cultural formations. Increasingly, we see ethno-nationalist and sectarian logics determining who gets to speak on behalf of postcolonial national communities, fraught with inequality, military occupations,…

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27 March 2020

Palestine Writes Literature Festival

Co-sponsored by the A/P/A Institute at NYU, NYU Department of Cinema Studies, NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU Department of English, NYU Department of Comparative Literature, NYU Department of Performance Studies, NYU Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU American Studies Program, NYU Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Human Rights Initiative, NYU Students for Justice in Palestine, and NYU Jewish Voice for Peace. This literary festival hosts writers, artists,…

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