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Guide to the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations oral history collection 2011.019

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Julia Lipkins with assistance from Elena Locascio

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Manu Sachdeva and Laurel Turbin, 2012 December 3

Biographical note

Manu Sachdeva was born to Punjabi parents in Amritsar, India. Sachdeva's family immigrated to the United States when he was seven years old. He was raised in Vermont and received a B.F.A. in visual communication design from the University of Hartford in Connecticut. He worked as a graphic and web designer in New York City, Oakland, California, and Oahu, Hawaii.

Biographical note

Laurel Turbin was born to a Chinese American mother and a white American Jewish father and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Turbin attended the University of California at Los Angeles and received an M.P.H. from Columbia University in New York City. She went on to pursue a Ph.D. in geography at the Graduate Center at City University of New York.

Scope and Contents

In the interviews, Turbin and Sachdeva discuss their gender, racial, and queer identities; families’ Jewish and Sikh religious convictions; involvement in the Asian American community in New York City; and plans for having children. Interviews conducted by Manissa Maharawal.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library. The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.

Subject Topics

  • Asian American Jews -- Hawaii -- Honolulu
  • Chinese Americans -- Hawaii -- Honolulu
  • East Indian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Education, Higher -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Gender identity
  • Interfaith dating
  • Interracial dating
  • Queer identity
  • Race identity
  • Racially mixed families
  • Racially mixed people
  • Sikh Americans -- New York (State) -- New York

Subject Places

  • United States |x Emigration and immigration