A/P/A Scholar Slam: Bae, Gosine, Isaac, Rhee
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 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 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 explains how artworks produced by descendants of Caribbean indentures contend with the question: "Are we animals?"
Margaret Rhee 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.
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.
Notes 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. If you have any questions or need any accommodations, please email YXBhICEgcnN2cCB8IG55dSAhIGVkdQ==.
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