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MemberKay Sohini Kumar

I am a South Asian immigrant, a comics-maker and PhD candidate currently living in New York, originally from Calcutta, India. I am currently drawing my doctoral dissertation as a comic, which is an autoethnographic project about growing up in suburban India, homophobia in my hometown, living with chronic respiratory illness, and migrating to the US. In both my creative and academic work, I focus on how comics can be utilized by scholars and artists alike to amplify marginalized voices. My work on comics has been published in Assay: A Journal of Non-fiction Studies and Sequentials, and is about to be published in the Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives (de Gruyter) in 2020-21. In 2020, I received the Edward Guiliano Global Fellowship to fund the fieldwork for my comic “Resistance During the Fall of the World’s Largest Democracy”; this project aims to image textually capture the resistance movement against rising xenophobia in India, which has been exacerbated in the wake of COVID-19. I also serve as the Secretary of the International Comic Arts Forum, and write about comics and various precarities in Gradhacker, IHE. In 2019, I launched the webzine Comics from the Margins to highlight works by emerging diverse comic artists from the Global South Check out snippets of my work at my HCommons blog.  

MemberJohn Mcaleer

I am a historian of the British Empire. My work focuses on the British encounter and engagement with the wider world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, situating the history of empire in its global and maritime contexts. I am interested in the relationships, interactions and patterns of exchange created by the British Empire, and in assessing the impact of these experiences on both British and colonial societies. Before joining the University of Southampton, I was Curator of Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. During my time at the museum, I worked on the development and delivery of two gallery projects, focusing on Atlantic and Indian Ocean history respectively. I continue to be interested in the role of material culture and museums in representing the history of empire.

MemberSarena Abdullah

Sarena Abdullah, Ph.D is the current Deputy Dean (Research, Networking and Linkages) at the School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and a Research Fellow at Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CENPRIS) USM. She recently was awarded the London, Asia Research Award, by Paul-Mellon Centre, London and Asian Art Archive, Hong Kong.  She was one of the Field Leader for “Ambitious Alignments: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art,” a research project led by the Power Institute, The University of Sydney and funded by the Getty Foundation in 2015. She was also the recipient of the 2016 and 2017 CAA-Getty Travel Grant as part of the CAA-Getty International and Reunion Program. Her book on Malaysian art entitled, “Malaysian Art Since The 1990s: Postmodern Situation,” forthcoming will be published by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

DepositRace

“Race” offers a compelling study of ideas related to race throughout history. Its breadth of coverage, both geographically and temporally, provides readers with an expansive, global understanding of the term from the classical period onwards: Intersections of Race and Gender // Race and Social Theory Identity // Ethnicity, and Immigration // Whiteness // Legislative and Judicial Markings of Difference // Race in South Africa, Israel, East Asia, Asian America // Blackness in a Global Context // Race in the History of Science // Critical Race Theory