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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

Legacy Project: Ji-Yeon Yuh

Watch Professor Ji-Yeon Yuh give an interview with Korean American Story's Legacy Project and learn about her family's experience immigrating to the US and her pathway to becoming a founding member of the Asian American Studies Program!  WATCH it HERE

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Asian American Summer Community Fellowship


We are currently accepting applications until May 7, 2020! Find out more here.


Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2019 Summer Community Fellowship!


Lillian Guo (Class ’20) 

Last summer, Lillian worked with KAN-WIN, a community organization that works with survivors of gender-based and domestic violence. 


William Paik (Class '20)

Last summer, William worked with Stir-Friday Night, an Asian American improv comedy troupe in Chicago.



Asian American Studies Office and Coronavirus/COVID-19
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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