The Halalitization of Asian American Studies? AAARI Lecture Feb. 27, 2009


The Halalitization of
Asian American Studies?

Zohra Saed

What does it mean to be a hyphenated Muslim in a post-9/11 world?  How do Muslim artists, writers and filmmakers address these issues of identity, exile, and assimilation in homes they have made in America? What was earlier Muslim Diaspora cultural production dealing with before 9/11 put them in the spotlight?  How do you teach this within the scope of Asian American Studies courses?  These are some of the questions that this talk hopes to answer on teaching and appreciating Muslim Asian American film, literature and video art. The Asian Americans discussed in this lecture are: Iranian/Afghan/Turkic/Arab/South Asian American.

(Photo by Jacob Bouchard from Halal Pork an upcoming collection of short stories by Cihan Kaan)

AAARI: Asian/Asian American Research Institute

25 West 43rd Street
Room 1000
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-869-0182
Fax: 212-869-0181


Do join me at this lecture, filled with video clips, that I will be delivering in a few weeks.

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