Monthly Archives: April 2011

Asian American Center at Tufts University

Thursday night I gave a talk at Tufts University’s Asian American Center to a predominantly  undergraduate student population, many of whom were second-generation Indian-American Hindus. We touched on topics such as dating, eastern versus western values, mixed marriages, inter-generational conflict and the many ways one can formulate one’s identity in a two-hour event which also included delicious catering from a local Indian restaurant.

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“Asian American Perspectives” freshman composition class

For the first of two speaking events at Tufts University, I spoke to Professor Grace Talusan’s “Asian American Perspectives” freshman composition class about the writing process behind critical, analytical essays versus memoir writing. We also discussed how “everything is a text” (billboards, clothing, etc.) and in what contexts the skills we learn and hone in the university classroom are applicable to the “real world”. It was a pleasure talking about the writing process and meeting Professors Talusan’s diverse and engaged writing students.

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