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Hari Kondabolu in conversation on “Global Circulations of Indian Brown Voice and Brownface”

November 15, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A flyer for the event with Hari Kondabolu, showing his face in close-upThis event will be the culmination of a short series on “From Dave Carson to Apu: Global Circulations of Indian Brown Voice and Brownface.”


Comedian Hari Kondabolu will be joined by Prof. Kumi Silva (Communications, UNC), and Kellen Hoxworth (Theatre Studies, Florida State University), moderated by Michelle Robinson (American Studies, UNC) to discuss stereotypes and mischaracterizations of South Asians in the media in the US and beyond. They will unpack the ways that brown communities have been presented, examine the global roots of these images, and share their own research and activism on this issue.


This event is free and open to the Carolina community, but it will be ticketed by the Carolina Union due to limited space. Please go to to reserve your spot.


The Carolina Asia Center is proud to co-sponsor this event with the Asian American Center, Carolina Union, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Institute for Arts and Humanities. Prof. Pamela Lothspeich is the academic lead for this suite of events. For any questions, please contact Brian Lackman at the Carolina Union.


November 15, 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Carolina Asia Center
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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