9/9: Writing/Teaching Queens: A Conversation with Patricia Park and Bushra Rehman

9/9: Writing/Teaching Queens: A Conversation with Patricia Park and Bushra Rehman

2016-2017 Speaker Series:



Moderated by Nita Noveno (English, BMCC)


BMCC Express (255 Greenwich Street, between Park Place and Murray)

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Asian American Studies Colloquia (2016-2017) is a monthly public colloquia series in Asian American Studies to highlight emergent interdisciplinary research, cultural production, and innovative pedagogy. All events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Patricia Park is the author of the debut novel Re Jane (Viking/Penguin, May 2015). She has written for the New York Times, Guardian, Salon, and others. Her work has been anthologized in Reader, I Married Him, edited by Tracy Chevalier; and Back to the Lake, edited by Thomas Cooley. She has received fellowships from Fulbright, The Center for Fiction, and the Jerome Foundation. She received her BA from Swarthmore and MFA from Boston University. She is a native of New York City and a graduate of the Bronx H.S. of Science.

Bushra Rehman’s first novel Corona, a dark comedy about being South Asian American, was noted by Poets & Writers among 2013’s Best Debut Fiction and featured in LA Review of Books as a work of radical South-Asian American Literature. She co-edited the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, one of Ms. Magazine’s “100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time.” Rehman’s first Young Adult novel will be released by Tor/Macmillan in 2017.

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Keith Miyake is a graduate of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. His work crosses the fields of political economic geography, environmental justice and environmental governance, critical race and ethnic studies, American studies, and Asian American studies. His dissertation examined the institutionalization of environmental and racial knowledges within the contemporary capitalist state.


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