Upcoming NYU Humanities Events

After Now: Navigating Life After Prison

Date: February 20, 2018

After Now (2018) is a documentary short film that captures the joys and challenges of navigating life after prison, and the ways that incarceration touches us all. Following three people, and their families, for a one-year cycle, the film captures everyday life in New York City and the complexities of what it’s like to transition from prison back into society. Weaving intimate portraits of work, family, and neighborhoods, the film walks us through Earl’s first day out of prison; captures Carlos’s relationship with his wife and three sons, after nearly 13 years away; and follows Joshua as he moves forward from his past.

This is a premiere screening of After Now and will include a panel discussion with participants from the documentary. Featuring:

Joshua Barreto
NYU Prison Education Program Alumnus; Documentary Participant

Raechel Bosch
Co-Director and Cinematographer, After Now

Carlos Evans
NYU Prison Education Program Alumnus; Documentary Participant

Earl Neal
NYU Prison Education Program Alumnus; Documentary Participant

Moderated by Thuy Linh Tu, Associate Professor of American Studies, New York University; Co-Director, After Now

Co-sponsored by the NYU Prison Education Program.

Event Location:
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
New York, NY
10003


Urban Digital Humanities: Design and Sustainability

Date: February 27, 2018

The quest to design digital and real solutions to environmental problems will be the theme of three interdisciplinary presentations crossing the boundaries of the humanities, architecture, and engineering.

Micro dwellings: where the Quantified Self meets the Quantified Home
Louise Harpman
Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Architecture for Crickets and Butterflies
Mitchell Joachim
Associate Professor of Practice, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Digital Pedagogy: School of the Earth, and more
Peder Anker
Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Moderated by Marion Thain, Director of Digital Humanities, NYU

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color

Date: March 20, 2018

Crystal Parikh's Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color contends that unlike humanitarianism, which views its objects as victims, human rights provide avenues for the creation of political subjects. Join us for a panel discussion, with the author, exploring how the book illuminates a human rights critique of idealized American rights and freedoms that have been globalized in the twenty-first century. Participants include:

Lisa Duggan
Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU

Jeffrey Flynn
Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, Fordham University

Crystal Parikh (author)
Associate Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, NYU

Moderated by Cristina Beltran, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU.

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


Vegan America: Race, Food, and Politics

Date: March 27, 2018

Is veganism for white people? Learn about the political and sociological implications and histories of veganism in the United States. Panelists will discuss and raise questions about how veganism is represented, lived, and politicized in the context of inequality, ethics, and social justice. Featuring:

David Carter
Founder, 300 Pound Vegan; retired NFL defensive lineman

Syl Ko
co-author of APHRO-ISM: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters

Renan Larue
Assistant Professor of French Literature, UC Santa Barbara

Marion Nestle
Paulette Goddard and Professor Emerita, Nutrition and Food Studies, NYU

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States