Join us in welcoming Professor Crystal Parikh as director of the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Professor Parikh 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. She writes, “It is deeply humbling and moving to be entrusted [to lead the A/P/A Institute at NYU] … and I am committed to continuing and expanding [its] efforts well into the future. In a time of political, economic, and environmental turmoil and uncertainty, not only is this work as urgent and meaningful as ever, but it is crucial for cultivating the resilience and creativity that Asian/Pacific Americans have always embodied.” During the reception, Deputy Provost C. Cybele Raver offers a toast.
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