In Pursuit of Brown Women: Creating our Tribe

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
Carol and Park B. Smith Hall Rehm Lib
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Lecture - Speaker
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Karen Todd
508-793-3485
Department
CIS/ Asian Studies

Piyali Bhattacharya's anthology, Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion, examines multiple facets of daughterhood—from maintaining gratitude and respect for one's parents to attaining professional success--in South Asian American (i.e., Desi) families. In this talk, Bhattacharya will discuss how she found contributors willing to write their truths for this volume, and how writing and editing these pieces opened up much conflict, and perhaps just as much healing.

Piyali Bhattacharya is Writer-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University where she writes and teaches fiction and nonfiction. She is the editor of the anthology Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion, which received several prizes, including a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a gold medal from the Independent Book Publishers’ Award.


Open to the Public

Categories: Asian Studies,Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies,History,Political Science,Sociology and Anthropology,Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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