Reading Groups

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Asian Pacific American Reading Group

The Newcomb Institute's Asian Pacific American Reading Group (APARG) is a space for students, staff, faculty, and allies to discover and discuss contemporary literature by APA authors and creators. If you are interested in joining this group or learning more, visit:

Upcoming Meetings:

  • We are planning a Crafternoon in December; check back here or join our mailing list to learn about future events.

Past Meeting:

  • December 2, 2022 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in Diboll Gallery, 3rd Floor of Malkin Sacks Commons (43 Newcomb Place)
  • Thursday, March 16, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm in room 337 at Newcomb Institute, 3rd Floor of Malkin Sacks Commons (43 Newcomb Place)
  • Friday, March 17, 12:00 am - 1:00 pm in room 337 at Newcomb Institute, 3rd Floor of Malkin Sacks Commons (43 Newcomb Place)
  • Any who attend the book group are invited to join Min Jin Lee for lunch on Tuesday, March 21, at 12:00 pm. Details will be provided after you RSVP for a book discussion date.

If you want to join our mailing list, please fill out this form here. Please contact for any questions or more information. 

Fall 2022

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a disabled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant and her lover is married, she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations. Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty.

Reproductive Justice Faculty

The Reproductive Justice Faculty Working Group, a group of around 50 Tulane faculty, is dedicated to developing interdisciplinary collaboration, courses, and research relating to reproductive rights and reproductive health. Current members represent Tulane's School of Liberal Arts, Law, Public Health, Social Work, and Science and Engineering. The group meets throughout the school year for reading group discussions, writing retreats, and speaker series.

Anyone interested in joining can email Dr. Clare Daniel at

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