The Department of Asian American Studies is pleased to announce that our own Prof. Sameer Pandya will be featured in an event hosted by our local Santa Barbara Public Library! From the SBPL website:
"Pandya's novel, an NPR Best Book of 2020
, covers topics of race, class, family and belonging and is ripe for discussion! Here is a brief description provided by the publisher:
"First the white members of Raj Bhatt's posh tennis club call him racist. Then his life falls apart. Along the way, he wonders: where does he, a brown man, belong in America?"
has been selected for Montecito Library's in-person and virtual book clubs. Free copies of the book to give out to the communities of Montecito and Summerland have been supported by a Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries grant, offered through the American Library Association. The ebook
is also available to you free on Hoopla with your Santa Barbara Public Library card.
A local author and professor of Asian American Studies at UC Santa Barbara, Sameer Pandya has been published widely in the popular press, with work appearing in The Atlantic, ESPN, Salon, Sports Illustrated, New York Daily News, as well as scholarly essays in Journal of Asian American Studies, South Asian Popular Culture and Amerasia."
in advance to attend this event via Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2021, from 5:30-6:30pm!