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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 

Wednesday Lunch Series with Mary Beth Grant.

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Our first Wednesday Lunch Series in the Spring 2016 semester will feature Mary Beth Grant, Senior Associate Dean of Students for Inclusion, Engagement, and Community Support. Please join us welcome Mary Beth Grant to the 4th floor of Rockefeller on Wednesday, February 3rd at noon. A free catered lunch is provided in informal setting.

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Spam & Eggs

Our last SPAM AND EGGS COMMUNITY BREAKFAST of Fall 2015 semester is scheduled Friday, November 20th from 9:00AM to 11:00AM.  The event is sponsored by Asian & Asian American Center and Asian American Studies Program. 

Swing by for some fine dining and great conversations with fellow Cornellians!

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Wednesday Lunch Series with Joana Chan.


Our last Wednesday Lunch Series of Fall 2015 semester sponsored by Asian & Asian American Center and Asian American Studies Program will feature Joana Chan an environmental social scientist who is working at Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture. Come join us in 429 Rockefeller Hall on November 11th at noon to meet Joana and enjoy a catered lunch in an informal setting!

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AASP Spring 2016 Course Roster is Here!!

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The AASP Spring 2016 courses are ready! Please take your time to review these great courses and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. For more details click below.

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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