BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan or 방탄소년단) is the most prominent K-Pop group and one of the world’s most popular musical groups today. How does their worldwide visibility – and public stands on BLM, racial solidarity, and gender identity – affect images of Koreans and Asians, and the identities of Asian Americans? Sociologist Grace Kao will introduce us to K-Pop, and share some video clips and reflections of BTS’s impact on arts and activism. She will also present ongoing research on the influence of K-Pop and BTS in transforming “live” musical performances during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grace Kao is IBM Professor of Sociology and Professor of Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University.
The Hunter College Mapping Asian American New York (MAANY) Consortium Presents
(Re)Invigorating Asian American Studies at CUNY Campuses
March 14th (Thurs), 12:30-2:30 pm Brooklyn College Library, Room 242
Please join us for a lively conversation with current and former directors of Asian American Studies across CUNY campuses. The panelists will share their insights on how to successfully incorporate Asian American Studies at CUNY, and the barriers they face (and are facing) to sustain their respective programs.
Charlotte Brooks, former director of Asian and Asian American Studies at Baruch College
Madhulika Khandelwal, current director of Asian/American Center at Queens College
Vivian Louie, current director of the Asian American Studies Program & Center at Hunter College
MODERATED BY: Diana Pan, Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College
CO-SPONSORED BY: Brooklyn College — Dean’s Office of the School of Humanities
and Social Sciences, Asian/Asian American Studies Steering Committee, American
Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Haitian Studies Institute, Department of
Sociology, Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Department of
Political Science, Department of History, & Coalition of Brooklyn College
Radical Asians (COBRA)
Event is open to the public.
Guests will need a photo ID to enter the campus, and the library.
CUNY Conference on Resurgent Realities: East Coast Asian American Studies, An East Coast Symposium & Initiative
Date & Time: Friday, May 13; 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Concourse Level, Manhattan
Why “resurgent realities”? What exactly are the realities for Asian American communities and AA Studies today? Why East Coast Asian American Studies? And what are the new realities of Asian Pacific communities including anti-Asian, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim movements; conflicts within our own communities over new “tiger Mom” models; and class and economic struggles juxtaposed against gender and religious beliefs? What new models for AA Studies can the East Coast offer?
Click on the link in the title for more information.
On behalf of The Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice, you are cordially invited to attend a lecture, part of The Straus Public Lectures Series:
“The Grand Challenges of Implicit Social Cognition and the Law”
Jerry Kang Straus Fellow, David M. Friedman Fellow, NYU School of Law; Professor of Law and Asian American Studies (by courtesy), UCLA _________________________________ Date:Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Lecture Synopsis:Recent findings in experimental social psychology have demonstrated the existence of “implicit biases”–attitudes and stereotypes that we are neither aware of nor necessarily endorse. Social scientists have also discovered “stereotype threat”–that negative stereotypes can undermine performance when an individual believes that by doing poorly she will confirm those very stereotypes about the groups to which she belongs. In this talk, Professor Jerry Kang will survey the science of implicit biases and stereotype threat with emphasis on real-world consequences. Then, he will explore their implications for law, policy, and legal theory. Along the way, Prof. Kang will outline what he sees as the field’s “Grand Challenges” for the next quarter century.
The lecture is open to the public; please feel free to spread the word about the event.