Vivek Bald will read from a new essay that uses a teenage encounter with police and the justice system to explore questions of immigrant acceptability, racialization, and the South Asians American embrace of model minority status.
Vivek Bald, an Associate Professor in CMS/W and member of the MIT Open Documentary Lab, discusses his transmedia project documenting the lives of Bengalis who entered the United States at the height of the Asian Exclusion Era.
A reading and discussion with authors Gaiutra Bahadur and Vivek Bald.
Instead of a narrow emphasis on political effects, Aswin Punathambekar draws on a range of cases across India, China, and the Middle East to ask: what happens when such phases of participation fade away?
Combining music documentary and social documentary, Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music charts the meteoric rise of South Asian music in 1990’s Britain. Featuring: Asian Dub Foundation, Talvin Singh, State of Bengal, Fun-Da-Mental, Anjali, DJ Ritu, Black Star Liner and many others.
From dub music to South Asian Diasporas, to political theory and a PhD in American Studies, and onto digital media – the colorful professional trajectory of Vivek Bald has led him from his former base in New York to MIT’s Comparative Media Studies program.
Media change, negotiation of literary value and postcolonial hybridity through a study of The Wondering Minstrels, a largely South-Asian community on the Web dedicated to the celebration of English poetry.