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AAP Virtual Panel "Decolonizing Research" on Oct 13!

The AAP Anti-Racism Committee invites you to join us for the first in a new series of

virtual conversations on

Decolonizing Research: Scholars in Practice

Friday October 13, 2023 from 3:00-4:00pm EDT / 12:00-1:00pm PDT

This new series of online dialogues centers on the process of decolonizing research and creative practice, especially through the use of theories and methodologies drawn from Black Studies, Indigenous Studies, Disability Studies, and other areas that challenge the normative modes of North American academic research. Our first event will be held on and will feature a conversation between Dr. Ivanna Sang Een Yi (Cornell University) and Dr. Hentyle Yapp (University of California San Diego) moderated by AAP ARC chair Dr. Tarryn Chun (University of Notre Dame. We will discuss our guests’ theoretical and methodological approaches, how they came to work with these approaches, and their research process, with time for audience Q&A at the end.

Video of the conversation will be made available to AAP members following the event, in order to increase accessibility and include members across different time zones.

Please contact Tarryn Chun ( with questions or for more information.

Hentyle Yapp is associate professor of Performance Studies in the Department of Theatre + Dance at UC San Diego. His research broadly engages the theoretical and methodological implications of queer, feminist, disability, and critical race studies for questions regarding the state and the transnational. He is the author of Minor China: Method, Materialisms, and the Aesthetic (Duke University Press) and co-editor with C. Riley Snorton of Saturation: Race, Art, and the Circulation of Value (MIT Press), and has published widely in academic journals. His next project analyzes how disability has been understood not only within the law, but also across the arts and humanities. In addition to his academic work, Yapp is an artist. Having danced professionally for experimental and contemporary companies in New York and Taipei, he continues to choreograph and perform.

Ivanna Sang Een Yi is an Assistant Professor of Korea Studies at Cornell University. As a scholar of Korean literature, culture, and performance, her research focuses on the performative dimensions of living oral traditions as they interact with written literature and the environment from the late Chosŏn period to the present. Her current book project, Continuing Orality and the Environment in Korean Literature, examines the flourishing of Korean oral traditions such as p'ansori (epic dramatic storytelling) and sijo (lyric poetry) through transformative encounters with writing, the environment, and recording technology. The monograph engages Indigenous perspectives and theories from the Americas to illuminate ways in which land has been treated as a sentient interlocutor rather than a commodity by Korean singers and writers both before and after the rise of global capitalism.

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