Kavita Daiya: Graphic Migrations: Hannah Arendt, Statelessness, and South Asia Across Media
March 6 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Don’t miss the brown bag discussion with Kavita Daiya earlier on Friday at noon in the Center for 21st Century Studies.
Join us for a special lecture by Kavita Daiya (George Washington University) in Curtin 175!
This lecture draws upon Hannah Arendt’s theorization of statelessness to examine how migration and citizenship are represented in public culture in post-1947 South Asia. Daiya maps how gender and religion inhabit a range of media representations about displacement and border-crossing that raise questions about the politics of belonging and historical memory. Juxtaposing photography, comics, and new media, she will reflect on the contemporary resonance of Arendt’s work for understanding refugee experience and imagining dissent in South Asia.
There will be a reception with light refreshments at the Center for 21st Century Studies (CRT 939) following the talk.
About the Speaker:
Kavita Daiya is Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and Associate Professor of English at GWU. She is the author of two books: Violent Belongings: Partition, Gender, and National Culture in Postcolonial India (Philadelphia: Temple UP,  2011; New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2013), and Graphic Migrations: Precarity and Gender in South Asia and the Diaspora (forthcoming, Temple UP, 2020). She edited the essay collection Graphic Narratives of South Asia and South Asian America: Aesthetics and Politics (Routledge, 2019). Her articles have appeared in several edited volumes and journals including the Oxford History of the Novel in English, Asian American Literatures in Transition, PMLA, South Asian History and Culture, and Journal of Postcolonial Writing, among others.