Konrad Ng Named Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program


WASHINGTON, D.C.- Konrad Ng, a scholar of Asian American cinema and digital media, has been named director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program, effective May 22. Ng will report to the Smithsonian’s Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture Richard Kurin. The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program provides vision, leadership and support for Asian and Pacific Islander American initiatives at the Smithsonian. Ng has been an assistant professor in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Academy for Creative Media since 2007. His scholarship examines how minority and diaspora communities use cinema and digital media to engage in artistic and cultural representation and preservation, and community mobilization. “We are very pleased that Konrad will be leading the Asian Pacific American Program,” said Kurin. “With his fine record as a scholar, academic and curator, Konrad will bring an