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April 18, 2021

Dr. Jonathan Saha on the Tatmadaw: Myanmar’s Military

We spoke to Dr. Jonathan Saha of the University of Durham on Myanmar, the violence of the current coup, and the fascist nature of Myanmar's Military: The Tatmadaw. Below please…
March 10, 2021

Dr. Atiya Husain: On Abolition & Terrorism in the era of Trump & Biden

Asia Art Tours was honored to be joined by Dr. Atiya Husain for a long-form conversation on her recent Boston Review Article: Terror & Abolition Below please find what I…
January 24, 2021

Cooking as Resistance: Liana Aghajanian on Food & Armenian Survival

As one of our founders is Armenian-American,  Asia Art Tours was thrilled to speak with writer Liana Aghajanian on the culinary history and political significance of Armenian food. Liana, besides being…
December 22, 2020

Cassie da Costa – How America Consumes Black Celebrity while Destroying Black Lives

This is the conclusion of our 2- part conversation w. Cassie da Costa (New Yorker, Daily Beast and Vanity Fair).  We discuss Cardi B, the NBA's failed strike for Black Lives…
December 14, 2020

Shaan Amin: On Manga in the era of MAGA

I spoke to Atlantic and New Republic contributor Shaan Amin for a wide-ranging conversation on how comics and YouTube are being pulled in radically different directions by fanbases on the…
AcademiaActivismMiddle East
November 29, 2020

Joey Ayoub: On Lebanon’s Diaspora and Identity in a Dying World (Part 2)

This is the conclusion of my 2 part conversation with writer and organizer Joey Ayoub. We hope this conversation, which blends the personal & political, inspires discussion on Lebanon, Identity…
October 31, 2020

Cassie da Costa on Black Lives Matter & The Limits of Black Celebrity (Part 1)

To better understand the conservative nature of Black celebrities in our revolutionary now,  I spoke to Cassie da Costa (New Yorker, Daily Beast and Vanity Fair). Cassie pens the sharpest…
AcademiaMiddle EastPhilosophy
October 25, 2020

Joey Ayoub: On Lebanon’s Collapse & Mental Health in a Dying World (Part 1)

This is part 1 of a 2 part series with my friend the writer and organizer Joey Ayoub. We hope this conversation, which blends the personal and political, inspires more…
October 6, 2020

Justice for Pato-chan: Trans Rights and Japan’s Brutal Immigration System

While the brutal and racist immigration policies of the US, EU and Australia are well-known, Japan has received little scrutiny about its violent practices against immigrants. To explain, I spoke…
September 27, 2020

Jordanna Matlon – Black Masculinity and the Global Violence of Racial Capitalism

To better understand how Racial Capitalism, Patriarchy and Blackness flows between Africa & the United States we were honored to speak with Dr. Jordanna Matlon.  Her articles in Boston Review…