Processing the Pandemic/These Times

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Processing the Pandemic/These Times is a yearlong workshop series presented by the Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies Working Group that showcases AAPI responses to COVID-19—as both a virus and a social construction— throughout the social sciences, with particular emphasis on methods, findings, and community engagement. The Fall 2020 segment of the workshop series, Processing the Pandemic: The AAPI COVID-19 Project, Findings, Methods, Community, focused on responses to the increase in anti-Asian racism and to the inequalities made manifest by COVID-19, culminating in a collective research project that brought together social scientists and humanists with the aim of studying the pandemic through the lens of Asian American and Pacific Islander lives and experiences. The workshops discussed preliminary findings and research methods of interviews and data collection as well as ways of organizing and building community resilience during the pandemic.

The two-part segment planned for Spring 2021, Processing These Times: Cure/ation and Creation, shifts its focus from processing the pandemic to processing these times to redefine the means of artistic and humanist expressions. This series will include a photography workshop with Idaho-based artist Paul Bonnell, and an art workshop and panel with members of the Asian American Feminist Collective. With these refractive and alternative art practices, the series hopes to construct new ways of processing these times.

This series is made possible with generous support from the Provostial Fund for Arts and Humanities and from Christine Yano and Neal Adolph Akatsuka, authors of Straight A's: Asian American College Students in Their Own Words.

Upcoming Events

2021 Oct 15

Student Advisory Council Meeting

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us for our Student Advisory Council fall 2021 kick-off meeting! SAC meetings are monthly, and all interested students and faculty are welcome to attend any meeting.

About SAC
The Student Advisory Council (SAC) membership gives students invested in Ethnic and Indigenous Studies, and in studies of migration and human rights, opportunities to advise on EMR programming. Representatives from EMR Working Groups, the Ethnic Studies Coalition, and the Task Force for Asian American Progressive Advocacy and Studies offer organizational updates and peer...

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2021 Oct 18

Approaches to Ethnic and Indigenous Studies: Anthony Romero

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (link TBA)

Join us for our first Approaches talk of the season with Professor Anthony Romero!

Anthony Romero is a Boston-based artist, writer, and organizer committed to documenting and supporting artists and communities of color. His collaborative practice engages intercultural contact and historical narratives in order to generate reparative counter-images and social transformation. Recent projects and performances have been featured at The...

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2021 Nov 12

Student Advisory Council Meeting

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us for our Student Advisory Council fall 2021 kick-off meeting! SAC meetings are monthly, and all interested students and faculty are welcome to attend any meeting.

About SAC
The Student Advisory Council (SAC) membership gives students invested in Ethnic and Indigenous Studies, and in studies of migration and human rights, opportunities to advise on EMR programming. Representatives from EMR Working Groups, the Ethnic Studies Coalition, and the Task Force for Asian American Progressive Advocacy and Studies offer organizational updates and peer...

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