AASP graduates with faculty

Academics

The centerpiece of the Asian American Studies Program's curriculum is its undergraduate minor. Open to all undergraduates throughout Cornell University, the minor affords students an opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Asians in the hemispheric Americas.
Click here to access the AASP online minor application.

I had never thought that a field like Asian American Studies could even be remotely connected to my interests or my struggles. After all, I was just a Mexican/Puerto Rican kid from Chicago. But then I took Intro to Asian American Studies the spring of my freshman year . . . I learned about Yuri Kochiyama fighting alongside Malcolm X and the Puerto Rican Young Lords. I learned about Larry Itliong's work with the United Farm Workers and Cesar Chavez. I realized that the struggles I viewed as so separate from my own were actually intimately connected.

— Barbara Cruz ‘19