10/21: To Linsanity and Beyond: Hero Making and Erasures with Stanley Thangaraj

10/21: To Linsanity and Beyond: Hero Making and Erasures with Stanley Thangaraj


2016-2017 Speakers Series


with Dr. Stanley Thangaraj

Moderated by Dr. Linta Varghese
(Center for Ethnic Studies, BMCC)

2:00-4:00 PM
BMCC Express (Map)
(255 Greenwich Street, between Park Place & Murray)

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Dr. Stanley Thangaraj (City College, CUNY) is a socio-cultural anthropologist with interests in race, gender, sexuality, class, and ethnicity in Asian and immigrant America. He is a former high school and collegiate athlete and coach who considers sport a key site to understand immigrant enculturation, racialization, and cultural citizenship. Dr. Thangaraj’s key communities of study are South Asian Americans. He looks at the relationship between citizenship, gender, race, and sexuality as critical to understanding diasporic nationalism. Dr. Thangaraj’s recent book, Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity (NYU Press, 2015), focuses on an American popular sport to analyze the dilemma of belonging within South Asian America in particular and in the U.S. in general. He is co-editor of the collections Asian American Sporting Cultures (NYU Press, 2016), and Sport and South Asian Diasporas: Playing Through Time and Space (Routledge, 2014).

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!

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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