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09 November 2021

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

Co-presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. REGISTER As we reflect on the moment, twenty-five years ago, when a group of passionate and dedicated students organized and agitated for the establishment of an Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute at NYU, we are reminded again of the critical need for A/P/A Studies now and always. To highlight recent developments in the field and new directions in scholarship,…

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12 November 2021

Crisis Ordinariness: Lauren Berlant’s Cruel Optimism in a Transnational Frame

Presented by the Centre for Studies of Gender and Sexuality at Ashoka University and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. REGISTER “A relation of cruel optimism exists when something you desire is actually an obstacle to your flourishing,” writes feminist/queer scholar Lauren Berlant in the opening of their groundbreaking book Cruel Optimism (Duke University Press, 2011). On the tenth anniversary of its publication, and in the wake of…

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