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Musician and scholar Julian Saporiti will discuss how he turns his dissertation research at Brown University, focusing on WWII Japanese Incarceration and other Asian-American experiences, into songs aiming to reach people beyond the typical scholarly audience.
How does one translate years of archival and ethnographic research into something many people can interact with? Through performing concerts, embracing social media, and recording albums, Saporiti will discuss his "No-No Boy" project and unpack how aims not only to write articles and academic books, but also create art which can convey important histories and, in turn, inspire people to engage with their current political situation.
Lunch will be served. This event is free and open to the public.