Public Lecture/Events

Public Lecture: 2 April, 2013

NYU Dept. of Media, Culture, and Communication.

Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU &

NYU English Dept. Research Group on Transnational Everyday Life present:

Public Lecture: Queer Asian Cityscapes: Singapore and Bangkok

In this book launch Audrey Yue and Peter Jackson will speak to the theoretical projects in Asian Queer Studies that underpin their respective recent books published in the Hong Kong University Press Queer Asia Monograph Series (now in association with Columbia University Press).

Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures AUDREY YUE, Editor.

Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media and Rights  PETER A. JACKSON, Editor.

Date:  April 2, 2014
Time: 5-7 PM
Location: Media Culture and Communication , 239 Greene st. 8th floor.
Followed by wine and cheese reception.
AUDREY YUE is Associate Professor in Cultural Studies at The University of Melbourne, Australia. Her recent publications include SinophoneQS Cinemas(2004), Transnational Australian Cinemas: Ethics in the Asian Diasporas(2013), Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenships and Mediated Cultures (2012) and Ann Hui’s Song of the Exile (2010). She is currently a Chief Investigator in an Australian Research Council funded project on multicultural arts governance, and completing a book project on queer Asian migration.
QBPETER A. JACKSON has written extensively on modern Thai cultural history, with special interests in religion, sexuality and critical approaches to the study of Asia. Peter Jackson was editor-in-chief of Asian Studies Review, flagship journal of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, from 2009 to 2012 and he founded the Thai Rainbow Archives Project, which has collected and digitised Thai gay, lesbian, and transgender magazines and community organization newsletters. His most recent books are The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand (Hong Kong University Press 2010, with Rachel Harrison), Queer Bangkok: Twenty-First-Century Markets, Media and Rights (Hong Kong University Press 2011), Thai Sex Talk: The Language of Sex and Sexuality in Thailand (Silkworm Books, Chiang Mai 2012, with Pimpawun Boonmongkon), and Cultural Pluralism and Sex/Gender Diversity in Thailand (in Thai, with Narupon Duangwises). He is currently writing a history of the Thai trans category kathoey, and preparing a revised edition of his 1989 study “Male Homosexuality in Thailand: An Interpretation of Contemporary Thai Sources”.




Public Lecture: 8 April, 2013

NYU Dept. of Media, Culture, and Communication


NYU English Research Group on Transnational Everyday Life 


Public Lecture

“When Borders Become Life Chapters:  Everyday Worlds after Context”Susan Ossman Book Cover

Speaker: Prof. Susan Ossman, Dept. of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside

Date: 8 April, 2013

Time: TBA

Venue: TBA


In Moving Matters: Paths of Serial Migration, I explore the lives of people who lived in several countries. Serial migrants have much in common, regardless of their birthplace, language, religion or cultural background. This is not because they are cosmopolitans, freed from the gravity of taken for granted social ties, or nomads who are oblivious to borders. Rather, they have all been immigrants several times. Those who repeat immigration struggle with the accumulation of ways of being themselves in each new home. By listening to their stories we come up against the limits of hyphenated identities and conceptions of modern subjects as collections or assemblages. Focusing on paths rather than communities or diasporas, Moving Matters suggests how movement shapes forms of life and politics.

Speaker Bio: 

Susan Ossman  is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Global Studies program at the University of California, Riverside. Her current research explores possibilities for new forms of  transnational social life and political engagement from the perspective of serial migrants. Her  other publications include Picturing Casablanca, Portraits of Power in a Modern City (California 1994), Miroirs Maghrbins, Itinéaires de soi et Paysages de Rencontre (CNRS  1998), Three Faces of Beauty, Casablanca, Paris, Cairo (Duke 2002) and Places we Share , Migration, Subjectivity and Global Mobility (Lexington 2007).  Her latest book  is Moving Matters: Paths of Serial Migration. Stanford : Stanford University Press, 2013.


Public Lecture: 12 Dec, 2012

Organized by: NYU Research Group on Transnational Everyday Life

Co-sponsored by: Postcolonial Colloquium, Dept. of English, NYU; SouthAsia@NYU.

Speaker: Prof. Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. (Rukmini Nair CV)

Title: “In Search of Darwin’s Orient: A Cross-cultural Perspective on Emotional Registers in Everyday Indian Life, Literature, and the Arts” (Abstracts for Prof Rukmini Nair’s Lecture

Respondent: Dr. Toral Gajarawala, Dept. of English, New York University. The author of just published, Untouchable Fictions: Literary Realism and the Crisis of Caste (Fordham University Press, 2012)

Date: 12 December, 2012

Time: 6.00 – 8.00 pm

Place: Room #222, NYU, 13-19 University Place, NYC, NY – 10003. [map]


Organized by: NYU Research Group on Transnational Everyday Life

Co-sponsored by: Dept. of Media, Culture, and Communication, Steinhardt School, NYU; Development in South Asia (DISHA), Teachers College, Columbia University.

Speaker: Dr. Tabassum “Ruhi” Khan, Dept. of Media & Cultural Studies, University of California, Riverside.

Title: “It is PeaceTV and MTV: Reconstructing Apna Mahol in Jamia Enclave, New Delhi” 

Date: 3 May, 2012

Time: 6.30 – 8.00 pm

Place: Great Room, NYU, 13-19 University Place, NYC, NY – 10003. [map]


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