A doctoral student and instructor in our Department of Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media, who was among those who protested the appearance of Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of Washington, has since the event been the target of hateful internet bullying, sexual harassment and violent threats.
The Department of CLCM is a community sponsor for the 2017 South Asian International Documentary Festival (SAID). The festival is organized by Tasveer, and is now in its 3rd year. It is the only South Asian Documentary festival in the Northwest. With submissions from a wide array of South Asian communities a rich set of subjects are offered. The festival aims to provide the community with quality documentaries that speak directly to the issues relevant to South Asia. All screenings will be held at the Northwest Film Forum (free of charge!)
We are cosponsoring an event organized by the UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies to be held on Wednesday, January 25th. MaNishtana will give a lecture: “Truth, Justice, and the American (Oy) Vey: The Significance of the Jewish Influence on Comic Books”
Nidesh Lawtoo (Ph.D. 2009) receives a 5-year European Research Council Starting Grant to work on his research project Homo Mimeticus at the Center for Global Studies, University of Bern, Switzerland. From 2013 to 2016, Nidesh was the recipient of an SNF Fellowship at the Humanities Center of Johns Hopkins University.
Also his new book, Conrad's Shadow: Catastrophe, Mimesis, Theory is out!