This year’s anniversary of Philippine martial law is momentous, says professor Christine Bacareza Balance.Read More
Asian American Studies Program
At 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. With a minor in Asian American studies, you’ll examine the histories and experiences, identities, social and community formations, politics and contemporary concerns of people of Asian ancestry in the U.S. and other parts of the Americas.
Currently a professor of history at the University of Washington, Moon Ho-Jung '00 returned to Cornell University to give a talk on his book, "Menace to Empire: Anticolonial Solidarities and the Transpacific Origins of the US Security State" on April 26, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.Read More
Growing up as the child of Filipino immigrants in California, Christine Bacareza Balance, Performing and Media Arts, had no idea that the world of performing arts held a place for someone like her. “And then in my sophomore year in high school, the musical Miss Saigon premiered on Broadway,” she rem...Read More
On Cornell’s eighth Giving Day, held March 16, 15,905 alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends from more than 80 countries made gifts totaling a record-breaking $12,268,629.Read More
This interview was conducted by Alyssa Kamath '23 and Juhwan Seo, PhD student in sociology, with Diane Wong '18, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, Newark. The Asian American Studies Program hosted Dr. Wong for a virtual talk, "Research Justice and Stretching the Contour...Read More
Faculty Publication Spotlight
- Christine Bacareza Balance Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America
- Derek Chang Citizens of a Christian Nation: Evangelical Missions and the Problem of Race in the Nineteenth Century
- Viranjini Munasinghe Callaloo or Tossed Salad? East Indians and the Cultural Politics of Identity in Trinidad
- Sunn Shelley Wong The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature
The Asian American Studies Program has been an invaluable part of my Cornell experience. While I initially began taking Asian American Studies courses as a way to make more meaning of my own Asian American identity, the breadth of courses I’ve taken through the AAS minor has pushed me to engage and think critically about ideas that span not only identity but also literature, art, history, politics, education, philosophy, music, and film. The program has helped me grow intellectually in ways that my technical major could not.
— Charles Yu ‘19