CSAS Lecture Series | The Price of Acceptability: On South Asian Inclusion and Exclusion in the US
Vivek Bald is a scholar, filmmaker, and digital media producer whose work focuses on histories of migration and diaspora, particularly from the South Asian subcontinent. He is the author of Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America (Harvard University Press, 2013), and co-editor, with Miabi Chatterji, Sujani Reddy, and Manu Vimalassery of The Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in an Age of U.S. Power (NYU Press, 2013). Bald's articles and essays have appeared in Souls, Dissent, South Asian Popular Culture, and the collections Black Routes to Islam, Asian Americans in Dixie, and With Stones in Our Hands: Writings on Muslims, Racism, and Empire. His documentary films include Taxi-vala/Auto-biography (1994) and Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music (2003). Bald is currently working on a second book, The Rise and Fall of "Prince" Ranji Smile: Fantasies of India at the Dawn of the American Century, as well as the transmedia "Bengali Harlem/Lost Histories Project" which includes a feature-length documentary film, "In Search of Bengali Harlem", slated for broadcast on PBS in 2012, and an accompanying web-based community history platform. He is Associate Professor in Comparative Media Studies and Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of MIT's Open Documentary Lab.
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|Event Type:||Livestream / Virtual|
|Tags:||Asia, History, Media Studies, South Asia|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Center for South Asian Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures|
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