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Author: Zhiwan Cheung

Author: Zhiwan Cheung

Author: Zhiwan Cheung

Class of 2015 ready copy

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FourthRFAt the time of its founding in 1987, the Asian American Studies Program at Cornell University was the first such program in the Ivy League. Today the program has faculty members in the humanities and social sciences in a variety of departments and colleges. This cross-college, university-wide position accommodates the extensive teaching and research interests of the Program's faculty and reflects the breadth of the vibrant field of Asian American Studies in general. In the classroom, in scholarship, and through campus and community advocacy, the Program is committed to examining the histories and experiences; identities, social and community formations; politics; and contemporary concerns of people of Asian ancestry in the United States and other parts of the Americas.

Program News & Events 

AASP class of 2015

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On Friday, May 22nd, The Asian & Asian American Center and the Asian American Studies Program were honoring student community leaders and the 22nd graduating class of minors in Asian American Studies. Congratulations Class of 2015!!! 

Jensen Cheong
Geraldine Ortega
Jeannie Park
Moseh Cho
Aminta Liu
Michelle Lee

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Wednesday Lunch Series with Frances Yufen Lee Mehta.


Our last Wednesday Lunch Series of this semester will feature Frances Yufen Lee Mehta from Department of Asian Studies. Come join us in 429 Rockefeller Hall on April 22nd at noon.

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Thank you for giving!!!


We learned what a big difference one day can make. We want to thank all who donated and helped us raise close to 5K during the Cornell's First Giving Day. Your support and kindness is much appreciated!!!

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April 15: Professor Lisa Marie Cacho


Please welcome Professor Lisa Marie Cacho from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Wednesday, April 15 at 4:30PM in Godwin Smith G22

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New Publications

Author: Minh-Ha Pham in Salon, ""Diversity" in fashion will never be enough."


Author: Minh-Ha Pham in Configurations, "Paul Poiret’s Magical Techno-Oriental Fashions (1911)..."

Author: Minh-Ha Pham in The New Inquiry, "Virtual Runways, Paper Dolls."

Author: Derek Chang
Paperback edition just published
: Citizens of a Christian Nation..., University of Pennsylvania Press.        


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Resource Center


Our Resource Center library contains materials and media pertaining to Asians in the hemispheric Americas and to issues of race and power in general. All materials are available for study, research, and viewing in 422 Rockefeller Hall.

Asian American/Pacific Islander-focused internship opportunities in four major U.S. cities: New York, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco