Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

APAHM 2013 Speaker Series: Crystal Parikh


Time: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Multicultural Center Great Room, Ohio Union

Join us for the Asian American Studies Distinguished Lecturer, Crystal Parikh:

The Right to Self Determination in a United Nations World: Minor Literatures and the Bandung Spirit

By the 1970s, Cold War geopolitics had instituted formidable obstacles to freedom struggles, both within the United States and across decolonizing nations. This lecture considers how, nevertheless, "minor literatures" by U.S. writers of color from the late Cold War archived the "Bandung Spirit" that animated postwar Afro-Asian solidarity. By probing the expansive "right to self determination" articulated in human rights instruments after World War II, we can see how this literature-which has otherwise been considered predominantly within a domestic context-offers transnational recognition to the political aspirations of earlier anticolonial and antiracist movements. 

This event is part of the 2013 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  For more information about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, please contact Annabelle Estera at or 614-688-8449.  Or, visit the Student Life Multicultural Center website at APAHM is presented by the Student Life Multicultural Center, Asian American Association, South Asian Student Association, and Asian American Studies.

Lynn Itagaki
Asian American Studies

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