Over the Summer, I had the good fortune to work with Tizarat Gill, a recent UM graduate who also worked with SAADA through an internship, funded by the Center for South Asian Studies and sponsored by the Department of American […]
In 2010, I interviewed Detroit writer Marsha Cusic about her father, Joe Von Battle, for the University of Michigan Living Music oral history project. Last year, I noticed that the website — along with other websites from Michigan’s older web […]
This was a two-part essay written for SAADA’s Tides, which was initially posted in late August and early September 2014. The piece actually was borne out of several newspaper database searches Samip Mallick and I went through at the end of 2011. We’d found a few reports from various American and Canadian […]
A short piece I wrote on a play about racial violence and language in the 1960s. It also happened to star a very young Al Pacino and John Cazale (“Fredo”), before The Godfather films. Read the whole thing on SAADA’s Tides.
A short piece on D.W. Griffith’s short The Hindoo Dagger, which I had a chance to view at the Library of Congress’ Paper Print Collection last Summer. Read more here.
After years of collecting LPs, 7-inches, 10-inches, news clippings, and scouring old TV guides, I finally published this piece on Korla Pandit and his racial masquerade last Summer. Many thanks to Freek Kinkelaar for all his help with permissions and his […]