March 26, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm ET
Barnum 216
updated flyer with Crystal Parikh's face and text in blue about the event

The Center for Humanities at Tufts, RCD, and Tisch college invite the Tufts community to a special lecture & Q&A event with NYU professor Crystal Parikh. Her talk is entitled "First World Problems: Rights, Racial Form and Asian Americanist Critique." This talk is part of  the Asian American and Latinx Studies Lecture Series, with events happening throughout the spring. 

About the scholar: 
Crystal Parikh is Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis and English at New York University. She specializes in twentieth-century and contemporary American literature and culture, with a focus on comparative race and ethnic studies, as well as ethical and political theory, and gender and sexuality, diaspora, and postcolonial studies. In addition to numerous essays and articles, Professor Parikh has published Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), which was the recipient of the Association for Asian American Studies Award for Outstanding Achievement in Humanities and Cultural Studies: Literature. She is also the author of An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literature and Culture (Fordham University Press, 2009), which was awarded the Modern Language Association Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary Studies. She is the editor of the recently published The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights and Literature (2019), and she co-edited with Daniel Y. Kim, The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature (2015). Professor Parikh is the Director of the Asian/ Pacific/ American Institute at NYU.

Please RSVP if you would like to attend.