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Global Asias Panel Discussion: Anti-Asian Racism & Art

Dates & Times Sep 17 : 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In conjunction with Global Asias, the Department of Asian Studies and the Global Asias Initiative present this Zoom webinar exploring how artists, curators, and scholars address anti-Asian racism through the creation and display of artworks. While artistic and curatorial practice has often been understood to fall within the realm of “aesthetics,” such work also effectively intervenes in the dynamics of broader visual culture and thus has political import. The featured speakers will each give short statements on the topic; they will then dialogue with each other and respond to questions from the audience. Link for Zoom registration is available on the Palmer’s website. 

Panelists: Alexandra Chang, Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Arts, Culture and Media, Rutgers University; Feng-Mei Heberer, Assistant Professor in Cinema Studies, New York University; Bakirathi Mani, Professor of English, Swarthmore College; Chang Tan, Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian Studies, Penn State. Moderator: Kendra McDuffie, Ph.D. Candidate in Comparative Literature and Asian Studies, Penn State  

Co-sponsored with the Global Asias Initiative, Department of Asian Studies. Support for this program was made possible by a grant from the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.