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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.


Aug. 31, 2015

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

July 13, 2015

Check out the 2015 Fall Course Listings for the upcoming year!


Feb. 1, 2015

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

Nov. 10, 2014

Check out the 2015 Winter Course Listings in time for registration!

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Asian American Studies Program: Why Minor?

Assistant Professorship in Asian American Studies

Northwestern University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Asian American Studies in the disciplines of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, or Political Science. Areas of specialization are open but scholars in the qualitative social sciences who work on social inequality, immigration, race, global health, legal studies, and public policy are especially welcome. The successful candidate will be invested in the ongoing development of the Asian American Studies Program and hold a joint appointment with the Weinberg College department best suited to their research. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment on September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching interests, writing sample, three letters of reference, and teaching evaluations via this link. The deadline to submit an application is October 15, 2015.

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. 


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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