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Current Projects

Asian/Pacific Islander American Cultural Performance & Shows at the University of Michigan

Directed by Amy Stillman

Launched in 2012, this site documents student-organized cultural performance activities among the Asian/Pacific Islander American community at the University of Michigan. The website was created, and is maintained annually, by students enrolled in the course AMCULT & ASIANPAM 352 “Asian American Cultural Performance.” There are PDF files of printed program booklets from shows reaching back into the mid-1990s, original research projects conducted by students in the course, and links to organizationsʻ Facebook pages and YouTube channels.

Asian/Pacific Islander American Cultural Performance & Shows site.

South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)

Professor Manan Desai is actively involved in the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), an organization which aims to document, preserve, and share stories about the diverse South Asian American experience. Professor Desaiʻs contributions include original archival research and developing collections on early South Asian immigration, the Gadar Party, and the anti-war activist Eqbal Ahmad. He served as a member of the Board of Directors from 2010-2016, and also as an editor and contributor to Tides, the online publication of SAADA. SAADAʻs work has been featured on The New York Times, PRI, Indian Abroad, and Sepia Mutiny.