Spring 2021 Event Recordings

All videos are available on our Vimeo page.

Book Launch & Roundtable for Hentyle Yapp's Minor China _ 4.15.21


A virtual book launch and roundtable for the release of Professor Hentyle Yapp's new book, Minor China: Method, Materialisms, and the Aesthetic (Duke University Press, 2021). The roundtable features Mel Chen (UC Berkeley), Jasbir Puar (Rutgers), and Petrus Liu (Boston University) in conversation with the author.

This event was co-sponsored by NYU Center for the HumanitiesAsian/Pacific/American Institute at NYUCenter for the Study of Gender and SexualityDepartment of Performance Studies, and Department of Comparative Literature.


The following four events were part of the Art & Its Publics program series, produced in partnership with NYU Skirball and The 370J Project. The series received generous support from NYU’s Institute of Performing Arts.

Agents of Recovery & Change: The Arts in Year Two of the Pandemic _ 4.7.21


Senator José M. Serrano and Oskar Eustis, in conversation with Pato Hebert. This discussion explores how the arts can continue to serve as agents of recovery and change as we rebuild our society after a year of plague, political polarization, protests and public acknowledgements of racism and police violence.

Mutual Aid + Collective Formations: What Does an Uprising Doula Do? _ 3.31.21


Join this roundtable discussion that brings together grassroots activists to discuss mutual aid, transgender arts organizing, and cross-racial coalition building at the present time. Jordyn Jay, Kimi Lee, Melissa Olson, and Aya Seko each work at different scales and across multiple formations. These four BIPOC women speak about their experience working on the ground from Minneapolis, Oakland, Los Angeles, and New York and share from their contributions to the What Does an Uprising Doula Do? zine, a project made in collaboration with One Archives Foundation.

Setting the Stage for What’s Next: The Future of American Theatre _ 3.30.21


Moderated by Professor Anna Deavere Smith, this roundtable discussion engages Artistic Directors whose bold leadership is reshaping regional theaters across the country. Join Nataki Garrett of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Hana S. Sharif of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and Eric Ting of the California Shakespeare Theater for a vibrant conversation.

Liminal Spaces: Art, Migration, and Guyanese Women          _ 3.11.21                                       


A conversation with NYU Provost Fellow and Arts Politics Professor Grace Aneiza Ali on her recent book, “Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora.” She is joined by M.A. Arts Politics alumni Jessica Duby and Kimiyo Bremer to discuss the Guyanese narratives of migration featured in the book and the role of art in telling women’s migration stories.