December 5, 2016
—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.
August 25, 2016
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.
August 16, 2016
—Catherine Ceniza Choy
South Korea plays a central role in the history of international and transracial adoption. What happens when the adopted Korean diaspora returns to the homeland beyond a temporary visit? And what might artistic production by and about Korean international adoptees who have returned to live in Korea say about the history and contemporary state of international adoption?
April 20, 2016
—Anthony C. Ocampo
The New York Times featured the op-doc “Conversation With Asian-Americans on Race”. It included Asian Americans of different ethnicities and religions testifying about the impact of race on their lives, however, no Filipinos were featured, even though they are the second-largest Asian American group in the country.
March 25, 2016
—Catherine Ceniza Choy
While Women’s History Month encourages us to recognize the individual achievements of pioneering women in various fields, that recognition should not be an end in itself. It would, and should, take far more than a month to find, reclaim, and remember women’s histories that have not yet been canonized.
February 18, 2016
—Constancio Arnaldo It’s been four years since Jeremy Lin burst onto the global spotlight as a basketball superstar, facilitating a rise in what mass media called, “Linsanity.” This was a… READ MORE
August 7, 2015
—Stanley I. Thangaraj The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Atlanta Hawks entered the 2015 playoff run as the number one seed in the Eastern Conference, and with one of the best… READ MORE
January 29, 2015
Last season, Faye Qiyu Lu, one of our fall interns and an undergraduate at NYU, put together a series of questions for Rachel C. Lee, author of The Exquisite Corpse of Asian… READ MORE