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Being Brown: South Asian Narratives of Browness in Southeast Michigan Exhibit Opening

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Join us for the opening of the Being Brown: South Asian Narratives of Browness in Southeast Michigan exhibit! Come hear from these panelists:

Gunalan Nadarajan, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design
Leela Fernandes, Womens’ Studies
Akil Kumarasamy, English and Creative Writing
Aliyah Khan, Department of English
Swarnavel Pillai, English and Media & Information, Michigan State University

About the exhibit:

Using an interdisciplinary lens, the exhibit explores the heterogeneity in the contours of brown narratives among South Asians in the Midwest. Although there is an emerging interest in the social construction of brownness on its own terms, most of such explorations are situated either in the East or West Coast. Rarely have the narratives of brownness in the Midwest been explored. The Midwest, particularly Ann Arbor and the greater Detroit area, has a sizable population of South Asians who work in a variety of blue collar to professional jobs that range from motel cleaners to doctors.
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