Dr Jay Prosser, Reader in Humanities at the University of Leeds, presents ‘A Legacy of Loving Strangers: On writing my Asian-Jewish family biography’. Dr Prosser will talk about his research into his family in Singapore and India, the Jewish communities there and the spice trade.
Jay Prosser (https://www.jayprosser.com/) has written and edited several books, on topics from transsexual life stories, to photographs of loss. His work in progress The Camphorwood Chest: A Legacy of Loving Strangers is winner of BIO’s 2020 Hazel Rowley Prize. As Reader in Humanities at the University of Leeds, his interests are diverse and independent. What drives Jay’s work is how we can connect personal stories with cultural history, in order to answer some of the big questions of our time.
Jay has led a number of award-winning international research projects, which have given him the opportunity to collaborate with artists, musicians, journalists, and many cultural and charity organisations. Jay was a Fulbright Scholar at the City University of New York, from where he received his PhD.
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