The Political Invisibility of Asian Americans: Fighting Racism and Misogyny

Monday, April 19, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Virtual Event


Why have Americans only begun to speak up against anti-Asian racism after the tragedy in Atlanta? How has portrayals of the Asian community on media affect all of us? What can we do to fight racist misogyny? Drawing on Alexa Alice Joubin’s book Race, this presentation examines the history of Asian Americans as an invisible minority; stereotypes that are framed as “positive” but are actually harmful; and the intersection of racism and misogyny.


Speaker Bio

Alexa Alice Joubin writes about cultural globalization, race, gender, and film and performance studies. She is Professor of English, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Theatre, International Affairs, and East Asian Languages and Cultures at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she is the founding co-director of the Digital Humanities Institute.  

She is the author of Shakespeare and East Asia (Oxford University Press, 2021), co-author of Race (with Martin Orkin, Routledge, 2018), and co-editor of Local and Global Myths in Shakespearean Performance (Palgrave, 2018) and Shakespeare and the Ethics of Appropriation (Palgrave, 2014).

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#DEI, Diversity, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Racism

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