Building Student & Faculty Community
AASP faculty often invite minors to their homes for enriching food and conversation.
Cultivating Student Leadership
The AASP Student Advisory Board meets throughout the academic year to discuss issues on diversity and brainstorm initiatives.
In 2013, Nitasha Sharmareceived the Charles Deering McCormick Professorship of Teaching Excellence award.
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.
Support AASP and sign the petition to create an Asian American Studies Major at Northwestern University!
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
Honorable Norman Y Mineta Speaks
October 4, 2016 • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Norman Mineta speaks on "Perspectives on Japanese Internment & Redress During WW2"
October 5, 2016 • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
The Admiral Weber Lecture presented by Secretary Norman Y Mineta Speaks on "National Security and Civil Rights"
October 5, 2016 • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Asian American Studies Program: Why Minor?
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
Explore the origins of AASP at Northwestern in our retrospective video.
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