Year: 2021

Journalism Meeting & Internship Info Session

Journalism Meeting

Wed., Nov. 17th
In person & online option available for this event. 
TV Studio HN 436 (in person) & Zoom
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Meeting for students, faculty and alumni to talk about the Journalism Program, spring classes and journalism internships.

Free Enemy of the People book by Jim Acosta for the first 15 students who sign up!

Why BTS and K-Pop should matter to Asian Americans with sociologist Grace Kao

Asian American Studies poster Why BTS and K-Pop Should Matter

Wed., Nov. 17th
4-5:30PM | Online

BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan or 방탄소년단) is the most prominent K-Pop group and one of the world’s most popular musical groups today. How does their worldwide visibility – and public stands on BLM, racial solidarity, and gender identity – affect images of Koreans and Asians, and the identities of Asian Americans? Sociologist Grace Kao will introduce us to K-Pop, and share some video clips and reflections of BTS’s impact on arts and activism. She will also present ongoing research on the influence of K-Pop and BTS in transforming “live” musical performances during the COVID- 19 pandemic.

Grace Kao is IBM Professor of Sociology and Professor of Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University.

Organized by: Asian American Studies Program
Co-Sponsored by: Africana, Puerto Rican, and Latino Studies Dept., Film & Media Studies Dept. & Women And Gender Studies Dept.

Prof. Andrew Demirjian presenting new work

Andrew Demirjian

Prof. Andrew Demirjian will be: