February 2016 – Crystal Parikh on Child Migrants and the Right to Family

Please join us for a lunch discussion this Friday, February 19th from 12.30-2.30pm in Rm 306, 244 Greene St (between Waverley and Washington Place) in the NYU English department Cultures of War and the Post-War working group’s Other War Zones series. All welcome!

 Child Migrants and the Right to Family in US Law and Literature
a discussion with:
Crystal Parikh,
Depts of English and Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU

Friday, February 19th 12.30-2.00pm
Rm 306, 244 Greene St


*more details below*
Lunch and refreshments will be provided!


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A Border Patrol agent and child in Texas. Photo by US Customs and Border Protection on Flickr

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Syrian refugees stand on muddy ground at a refugee camp in Zahle in the
Bekaa valley. Reuters pic, December 7, 2014.

Speaker bio:
Crystal Parikh is Associate Professor at New York University in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and the Department of English. 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 articles, in 2009 Professor Parikh published An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literature and Culture, which won the Modern Language Association Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary Studies. She is currently completing her second monograph, Writing Human Rights, and has co-edited The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature with Daniel Y. Kim.

Please put the following dates for upcoming Cultures of War sessions in your calendar:
Fri March 4th 12.30pm;
Fri March 25th 12.30pm;
Thurs April 7th, 6.00-8.00pm, Symposium on The Post-War, Reparations and Moral Injury;
Fri April 8th, 12.30pm;
Fri April 29th, 12.30pm.
More details to follow!

The NYU Cultures of War and the Postwar Research Collaborative aims to contribute to the debates around war culture and to produce concrete outcomes for post-war cultural policies which bridge the divides between academia, veterans, the military, activists, writers and creative artists in today’s challenging global climate.