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11 November 2020

Gendered Caste, Sexualized Race

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and the Centre for Studies of Gender & Sexuality at Ashoka University, New Delhi. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and South Asia at NYU. This webinar marks the inaugural session of a new webinar series, “Theory and Practice: Transnational Conversations on Gender and Sexuality,” which is a collaboration between the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and the Centre for Studies of Gender…

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20 November 2020

Lessons from the South Asian Domestic Worker Movement

UPDATE: Please note, this event, originally scheduled on Friday, November 13, has been rescheduled to Friday, November 20. Presented by the Andolan Archive Project. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Equality Labs, and South Asian American Digital Archive. Since the year 2000, Andolan Organizing South Asian Workers has fought for justice for survivors and workers, always moving in solidarity with other oppressed communities. As we face a global pandemic, rising fascism, and continued sexual violence, learning from the organizing…

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20 November 2020

There Is Still Singing in the Afterlife

Presented by Radix Media. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. This event will celebrate the launch of poet JinJin Xu‘s (MFA Creative Writing Candidate, NYU) debut chapbook, There Is Still Singing in the Afterlife (Radix Media, 2020) with a virtual reading. Xu’s collection of poetry was chosen as one of the winning manuscripts of the debut Own Voices Chapbook Prize. An elegiac illumination of personal and political histories misremembered and censored, There Is Still Singing in the Afterlife is animated by…

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02 December 2020

Colonialism, Sex, Disease

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and the Centre for Studies of Gender & Sexuality at Ashoka University, New Delhi. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and South Asia at NYU. This webinar marks the second session of a new webinar series, Theory and Practice: Transnational Conversations on Gender and Sexuality: a collaboration between the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and the Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality at…

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03 December 2020

On Community Care: Documenting A/P/A Voices During COVID-19 

An A/P/A Voices: Public Memory Project Event Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive, New York Center for Global Asia, NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, and Monument Lab. In Spring 2020, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU developed A/P/A Voices: A COVID-19 Public Memory Project in collaboration with scholars, artists, and organizers Tomie Arai, Lena Sze, Vivian Truong, and Diane Wong and the NYU Tamiment…

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08 December 2020

Saturation: Race, Art, and the Circulation of Value

Presented by the New Museum. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Department of Art and Public Policy at NYU Tisch, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago, and Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago. This event celebrates the launch of Saturation: Race, Art and the Circulation of Value (MIT Press, 2020). Taking cues from this new anthology and highlighting the artistic practices of the panelists, this…

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19 February 2021

Bodies, Sexualities, and the Law

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and Ashoka University Centre for Studies of Gender & Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Any expression of desire and sexuality, in theory and lived experiences, across time and culture, is haunted by the spectre of the law. The laws, supported by the socio-political enforcement of stringent norms, constantly produce bodies and sexualities that become “deviant” and “undesirable.” The most recent manifestations of such laws include one…

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22 February 2021

Mending in Ongoing Crisis: Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Voices and COVID-19

An A/P/A Voices: A COVID-19 Public Memory Project Event. Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC), Nā ‘Ōiwi NYC, NYU Native Studies Forum, NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, and Institute for Public Knowledge.  In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified existing violence, precarity, and insecurity in the US, with disproportionate repercussions for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander (NHPI) peoples. As part of the A/P/A Voices: A COVID-19…

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26 February 2021

Transnational Feminisms & Reimagining Futures in the (Post-)Covid World

Presented by LS NYUWomXn100. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; NYU Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation; NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality; SouthAsia | NYU; and New York Center for Global Asia. What gendered lives are valued and which are made expendable? How can we better understand and appreciate our local and global interdependencies? Join feminist scholars and activists for a series of panels reflecting on our current historical moment. Drawing from contexts across…

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10 March 2021

Queer Diasporic Visual Art: Islamicate Contexts

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. This panel explores questions of queerness and diaspora through the lens of visual art. NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality Visiting Scholar Andrew Gayed will be in conversation with acclaimed contemporary artists Alireza Shojaian, Laurence Rasti, and Sarp Karem Yavuz. Alireza Shojaian is a Paris-based, Iranian-born artist who uses…

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15 March 2021

The 20th Annual Fred T. Korematsu Lecture, “Eternal Vigilance and Democracy: Revisiting the Lessons of Korematsu”

Presented by NYU Law’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and NYU School of Law. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. The Fred T. Korematsu Lecture series was founded in 2000 as a forum for Asian American perspectives on the law, and to honor Asian Americans who have substantially contributed to the development of the law while challenging the status quo. Judge Edward M. Chen, United States District Judge for the Northern District of California, will deliver the 2021…

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17 March 2021

SKIRBALL TV: Ai-jen Poo

UPDATE: We at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU have been deeply shaken by the intensification of anti-Asian violence and especially the tragic events that unfolded in Georgia last night. In light of this, we have shifted the format of this program. We will begin with a conversation between Ai-jen Poo and Alina Das, and then move to a dialogue with the audience, in order to provide an opportunity for sharing and reflection. We hope to see you this evening.  …

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26 March 2021

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

Hosted by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU in collaboration with affiliated faculty.  Join NYU faculty and students working in the field of Asian/Pacific/American Studies to reflect, contextualize, and process the rising anti-Asian racism and violence made most visible by last week’s murders in Georgia. How do we make sense of anti-Asian violence in the context of on one hand rampant mass shootings, and on the other, escalating xenophobia and racism of the last five years? In this community “Check-in” we…

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01 April 2021

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

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Humanities, NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, and Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. 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…

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09 April 2021

Trans* Bodies & Cultures

Presented by the Centre for Studies of Gender and Sexuality at Ashoka University and the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. ‘Trans*’ as a prefix suggests movement and boundary-crossing. Most productively, it has also come to denote the mobility and transitions across genders and sexualities. How can we think about trans-ness trans-nationally and trans-culturally? This panel will focus on multiple ways of thinking about cross-border embodiments and movements through gender…

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13 April 2021

Haunting and Healing: Family, War, and Transgenerational Trauma

Presented by LS NYUWomXn100. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; NYU Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation; NYU Liberal Studies Dean’s Office; NYU Liberal Studies Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; and New York Center for Global Asia. REGISTER   This panel discussion interrogates how creative and academic engagements grapple with transgenerational trauma in families. Inspired by the themes of the play ONCE UPON A (korean) TIME by Daniel K. Isaac, the panelists will engage in a conversation…

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15 April 2021

Book Launch & Roundtable for Hentyle Yapp’s Minor China

Presented by the Department of Art and Public Policy at the NYU Tisch School for the Arts. Co-sponsored by Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Center for the Humanities, NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU Department of Performance Studies, and NYU Department of Comparative Literature. This virtual book launch marks the release of Hentyle Yapp‘s (NYU Department of Art and Public Policy) new book, Minor China: Method, Materialisms, and the Aesthetic (Duke University Press, 2021). A roundtable will…

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16 April 2021

Mele Kiaʻi Mauna: Where Creativity and Community Commitment Collide

Curated by Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio. Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC), Nā ʻŌiwi NYC, and NYU Native Studies Forum. The moʻolelo of the desecration of Mauna a Wākea (Maunakea) begins in 1968 when the State of Hawaiʻi via the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) issued a sixty-five-year general lease for 13,321 acres of ceded lands at the summit of Maunakea to the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) to build one observatory.…

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22 April 2021

Radical Kinship: Solidarity & Political Belonging

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and The Latinx Project at NYU. This panel explores contemporary debates on solidarity and coalitional politics that are instrumental to conceptualizing political subjectivity, collectivity and belonging in our current political conjuncture. Engaging with questions of intersectionality, afro-pessimism and Marxism, this session invites speakers Lisa Duggan (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis), Che Gossett (Rutgers University New Brunswick), Shellyne Rodriguez (artist…

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04 May 2021

On the Frontlines: Filipino/Filipinx Healthcare Workers

Sponsored by Sulo: The Philippine Studies Initiative at NYU; New York Southeast Asia Network; NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service; NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing; NYU Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation; and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Nearly a third of the nurses who have died of coronavirus in the United States are Filipino/Filipinx, according to National Nurses United, even though Filipino/Filipinx nurses make up just 4.5% of the nursing workforce nationwide. About 25% of…

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