America’s water whiplash

May 16, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Jeremy Schmidt
The Oroville Dam cannot be abandoned as it stands. Yet it is not sufficient to merely patch the problems when water’s erosive force is set to undermine the foundations of both material and myth.

Sipping on the Indian haterade

February 5, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Stanley Thangaraj
The small segments of South Asian Americans who support Trump, particularly Hindu fundamentalists and nationalists, seek wages from that relationship that will not secure rights for the rest of South Asian America, especially Muslim Americans.

Muslim Cool: The Playlist

December 16, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Su’ad Abdul Khabeer
What does Muslim Cool sound like? What are the rhythms and rhymes that fortify and carry young Muslims forward in the work of challenging anti-Blackness and all forms of inequality?

Big Biomedicine

December 6, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Joseph E. Davis
The time is ripe for a redirection of biomedical research funding and a larger re-balancing between reductionistic “fixing” and holistic “healing,” requiring a deeper understanding of the “old-fashioned” social and environmental determinants of health and illness and a renewed commitment to addressing them.

The 9/11 Generation: Life in the Surveillance State

December 5, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Sunaina Marr Maira
Since the attacks of 9/11, the banner of national security has led to intense monitoring of the politics of Muslim and Arab Americans. Young people from these communities have come of age in a time when the question of political engagement is both urgent and fraught.

Can the ‘Good’ Muslim Trump Islamophobia?

August 25, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Sunaina Maira
The “9/11 generation” has come of age in the era of an entrenched binary of the “good” (moderate, patriotic, law-abiding) versus “bad” (radical, militant, anti-American) Muslim. Yet this script is flipped by youth who are challenging the policing of black and brown youth and policies of surveillance, incarceration, and counterterrorism and engaging in cross-racial solidarity.

Fethullah Gülen: public intellectual or public enemy?

August 8, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Joshua D. Hendrick
The implications of Turkey’s failed military coup are deeply concerning for Turkey, the region and the world. The Turkish government insists Fethullah Gülen orchestrated the coup, and are demanding both domestic and international cooperation to bring him and his alleged co-conspirators to justice. What do we know about this man and his movement?

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