Transnational Solidarities / Complicities

When and Where

Friday, September 18, 2020 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Online Event


Nadine Chan
Ryan A. Buyco
Cheryl Suzack
Jessica Harris
Kun Huang, moderator


“Transnational Solidarities/Complicities” is the second lecture for the Mediating Race, Reimagining Geopolitics, JHI-UTM Seminar for 2020-2021 co-hosted by the Department of Visual Studies, the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies at the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and the UTM Collaborative Digital Research Space.

Mediating Race, Reimagining Geopolitics proposes a series of lectures and film screenings featuring scholars and creators of cinema and media in order to investigate how moving image media contribute to formations of race, racism, and racialization from global perspectives. In a time when racist politics and racial capitalism pose increasing physical and psychical dangers to communities across the world, it is critical to examine the histories, theories and role of cinema and media in shaping the geopolitical imagination of the relations between people and nation-states from micro and macro scales.

Mediating Race, Reimagining Geopolitics aims to create a sustaining conversation among junior, senior scholars and film creators across disciplines, institutions and geographical locations.

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Nadine Chan, Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University
“Asynchronicity and the Time-Lagged Medium: Racializing Space-Time in the Colonial Documentaries of British Malaya.”

Ryan A. Buyco, Riley Scholar-in-Residence, Asian Studies Program, Colorado College
“Navigating Asian Settler Colonialism: Okinawa-Hawai’i Connections through the Works of Laura Kina and Lee A. Tonouchi.”

Cheryl Suzack, Associate Professor of English, University of Toronto
“Indigenous-Feminist Political Imaginaries in Four Settler-Colonial Countries.”

Jessica Harris, Assistant Professor of History, St John’s University
“African-American Women and Love, Italian Style in 20th and 21st Century Media.”

Moderator: Kun Huang, PhD Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature, Cornell University

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