Being Brown: South Asian Narratives of Brownness in Southeast Michigan Exhibit Opening

Event Information

Date & Time
April 5, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
Location Information
Event Type
Exhibit Opening

Join us for the opening of the Being Brown: South Asian Narratives of Brownness in Southeast Michigan exhibit! Come hear from these panelists:

Gunalan Nadarajan, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design
Leela Fernandes, Womens’ Studies
Akil Kumarasamy, English and Creative Writing
Aliyah Khan, Department of English
Swarnavel Pillai, English and Media & Information, Michigan State University  

About the exhibit:

Using an interdisciplinary lens, the exhibit explores the heterogeneity in the contours of brown narratives among South Asians in the Midwest. Although there is an emerging interest in the social construction of brownness on its own terms, most of such explorations are situated either in the East or West Coast. Rarely have the narratives of brownness in the Midwest been explored. The Midwest, particularly Ann Arbor and the greater Detroit area, has a sizable population of South Asians who work in a variety of blue collar to professional jobs that range from motel cleaners to doctors.

Additional Infomation

Library Contact
Bridget Kennedy
Event Contact
Ram Mahalingam
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