Scholars to Know This AAPI Heritage Month
Meet Graduate Center faculty, students, and alumni who study and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage.
During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are celebrating our scholars who are breaking barriers, addressing anti-Asian violence, sharing histories both personal and universal, and helping others to understand the complex relationships between the U.S. and countries in Asia.
Alumna Grace M. Cho (Ph.D. ’05, Sociology), a professor at the College of Staten Island, shares insights at a May 25 online book talk on her acclaimed memoir, Tastes Like War, about a daughter’s search through intimate and global history to better understand her mother’s past.
Professor Celina Su (GC/Brooklyn, Psychology, Urban Education/Political Science) wrote about anti-Asian violence in New York City and a possible solution with “budget justice” instead of expanded policing.
Helen Koh, director of institutional giving and strategic initiatives and the founding director of Art Science Connect, is writing a biography of pioneering video artist and Fluxus founder Nam June Paik.
The James Gallery with the Center for Humanities hosts a talk on May 5 on “Art, Architecture and Postcolonial Nation-Building in Sri Lanka” with Tariq Jazeel, of the University College London, and Sharmini Pereira, chief curator of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Sri Lanka.
The International Horizons podcast created a playlist of its episodes on Asian regional dynamics and politics, including interviews on China, India, Japan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, and more.
Professor Ming Xia (GC/College of Staten Island, Political Science) talks to The Thought Project podcast about China and U.S. relations at a time of growing Chinese economic power and influence.