Adoption in the Wake of War
by A/P/A Institute at NYU
Tue, March 3, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST
NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
53 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
FREE but registration required https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adoption-in-the-wake-of-war-registration-88674187883?
This panel highlights academic scholarship and adoptee voices to examine the complex intersections of Asian American racialization.
Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the A/P/A Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis.
Spanning the second half of the twentieth century to the present, Asian American transnational and transracial adoption has been shaped by the changing landscapes of US wars abroad. While emerging from differing social and historical contexts, adoption from Asia converges with transracial adoption within the United States through the shared racialization of Asian American adoptees. This panel highlights academic scholarship and adoptee voices to examine the complex intersections of Asian American racialization, and adoptive family formation in the wake of US wars in Asia.
Featuring Kori A. Graves (University of Albany–SUNY), author of A War Born Family: African American Adoption in the Wake of the Korean War (NYU Press, January 2020); Matthew Salesses (Coe College), author of The Hundred-Year Flood (Little A, 2015); and Allison Varzally (California State University, Fullerton), author of Children of Reunion: Vietnamese Adoptions and the Politics of Family Migrations (University of North Carolina Press, 2017). Moderated and curated by LiLi Johnson (University of Wisconsin–Madison).
FCC Greater New YorkWe are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Chinese adoptees and their families and friends.
fb • fb grp • insta • twtr