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Asian American Studies Program

About the Program


Why Asian American Studies?

Asian American Studies students

Studying the experiences of Asian Americans will open up a window to examine globalization, international relations, the complexity of culture and prepares the student to learn more about themselves and their relationship to a new global world order.


Faculty Spotlight

Professor Shalini Shankar publishes new book

Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal About Generation Z's New Path to Success
In her latest book, Professor Shankar uses spelling bees as a lens to examine the unique and diverse traits of Generation Z–and why they are destined for success. Read more

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Asian American Summer Community Fellowship


Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2019 Summer Community Fellowship!


Lillian Guo (Class ’20) 

This summer, Lillian is working with Kan-Win, a community organization that works with survivors of domestic viloence. 


William Paik (Class '20)

This summer, William is working with Stir-Friday Night, an Asian American improv comedy troupe in Chicago.



Weinberg College Launches Intercultural American Studies Council

This council will be the home of tenure track faculty in AASP and LLSP. Thank you to our students, faculty, staff and supporters for their many years of demand that made this happen!

Professor Nguyen's Memorial Design Selected to Commemorate Survivors of Chicago Police Torture

Read this article about Professor Nguyen and her partner John Lee's design for a memorial commemorating the survivors of Chicago police torture.

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