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Why Indian Americans Win Spelling Contests
May 27, 2016
For the third time, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has been jointly won by children of Indian origin. Anthropologist Shalini Shankar explains this phenomenon to the BBC.

Panel of professors discusses Asian-American identity, unity
May 18, 2016

The problem with "But where are you really from?"  
May 17, 2016

Being Asian in America
May 17, 2016
Asian American Studies faculty speak to a packed house of over 150 students on “Being Asian in America.” The event was hosted by a dozen Asian/Asian American student groups.

Asian-American Studies Major at Northwestern University Starts This Fall
March 16, 2016

Major Approved  
February 24, 2016
The Major for Asian American Studies is approved by the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences faculty meeting, officially making the major an option for all students at the start of the 2016-17 academic year.

Advertising Diversity
November 2, 2015
The Asian American Studies Program and Department of Anthropology celebrated the publication of Shalini Shankar’s book, Advertising Diversity: Producing Language and Ethnicity in American Advertising. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.