MyanmarProtestSE Asia
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…
AbolitionAcademiaActivism
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…
Contemporaryfood
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…
AcademiaContemporaryProtest
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…
ContemporaryIndiaJapan
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…
AcademiaActivismContemporary
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…
ActivismJapanLGBTQ
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…
AcademiaFeminism
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…