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    Building Student & Faculty Community

    AASP faculty often invite minors to their homes for enriching food and conversation.

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    Cultivating Student Leadership

    The AASP Student Advisory Board meets throughout the academic year to discuss issues on diversity and brainstorm initiatives.

  • Excellent Teaching

    In 2013, Nitasha Sharmareceived the Charles Deering McCormick Professorship of Teaching Excellence award.

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    Engaging with Top Artists

    Director and Producer Leo S. Chiang talks about his documentary, "Mr. Cao Goes to Washington" which follows the journey of Rep. Joseph Cao. Read more about the film

  • Colloquium for Ethnicity and Diaspora

    The CED provides an intellectual space for faculty and students to interrogate issues in history, comparative race and ethnic studies, critical race theory, community formations, and citizenship.


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Nov. 9, 2015

Check out the 2016 Winter Course Listings in time for registration!



Aug. 31, 2015

Click here to see the innaugural issue of the NU Asian American Studies Newsletter!

Feb. 1, 2015

Read this article about the topic of racial inequality in advertisments written by Professor Shalini Shankar


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Asian American Studies Program: Why Minor?

Assistant Professor of Instruction in Asian American Studies

Northwestern University invites applicants for a non-tenure line, renewable Assistant Professor of Instruction position in Asian American Studies. We seek a candidate trained in the humanities and specializing in Asian American literature, media, and/or cultural studies. Geographic areas of specialization are open but those with expertise in Asian American Transpacific Studies, Hemispheric American Studies, Pacific Islanders, Filipino Americans, or Southeast Asian Americans are especially welcome. The successful candidate should be able to teach Introduction to Asian American Literature and other courses in their area of specialization. Responsibilities include: teaching six quarter-length courses with possible course reductions for additional service; program building; and collaborating with Asian American Studies students and faculty. This is a benefits eligible, full-time appointment starting September 1, 2016. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, two sample syllabi, three letters of reference, and teaching evaluations via this link. Deadline to submit applications is January 4, 2016.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Asian American Studies at Northwestern University was established by a sweeping student movement in the 1990's that demanded a deeply needed program of study that gives access to the long and rich histories, culture, and politics of Asians in the United States. Thus, the program fosters leadership and engagement with the most significant issues of the day: to model pride and interethnic cooperation that our society still struggles to achieve.

Join Asian American Studies. Become a leader for our global and multiracial 21st century. Learn more

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