Projects with Afghan-American Writers/Artists: Mariam Ghani

Interview with Mariam Ghani, conducted by Zohra Saed Mariam Ghani has been awarded the NYFA and Soros Fellowships; grants from the Graham Foundation, CEC ArtsLink, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the Experimental Television Center; and residencies at LMCC, Eyebeam Atelier, Smack Mellon, and the Akademie Schloss Solitude. Exhibitions and screenings include the Rotterdam, transmediale and CPH:DOX [Continue Reading…]

On Mexipino Foodways: Essay & Photography

[cincopa AkMALTL00MDO] By Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr. Growing up Mexipino in San Diego, California, I spent a significant amount of time in the kitchen.  We had a large household that included our immediate and extended family from both sides.  Cooking food for five to ten people at any given time was a chore, but one [Continue Reading…]

Projects by Afghan-American Writers and Artists, edited by Zohra Saed and Leila Nadir

For AALR’s special issue on mixed race, we brought together a series of interviews with Afghan-American writers and artists alongside essays and multimedia artworks about lived experiences of hybrid ethnicity. We approached hybridity as a marker of mixed ethnicity as well as a characteristic of media, disciplines, and history, flooding boundaries and breaking down categories. It [Continue Reading…]

Special Issue on Mixed Race

Covers by Ricardo Yamamoto, Simrat Kang AALR’s special issue on mixed race, coming in Fall 2013, is not simply a reexamination of race or a survey of mixed voices, important as both are. We envision our role as that of provocateur–inspiring new conversations and cross-pollinations, pushing into new corners. All contributions to the issue are [Continue Reading…]

Call for Proposals: Special AALR Issue on Mixed Race:

Thanks to political organizing, scholarship, and the arts, not to mention media coverage, mixed race has become hyper-visible. So what’s next? AALR’s special issue on mixed race, due out in Fall 2013, won’t simply be a reexamination of race or a survey of mixed voices, important as both are. We envision our role as that [Continue Reading…]

Mixed Race Initiative

SPECIAL ISSUE ON MIXED RACE Four members of the great initiative team, clockwise from top left: Tyrone Nagai, Art Director; Melissa Poulsen, Project Coordinator; Emilio Eusebio, Student Intern-Editor; and Michele Troutman, Student Intern-Editor. Thanks to political organizing, scholarship, and the arts, not to mention media coverage, mixed race has become hyper-visible. So what’s next? AALR’s [Continue Reading…]