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Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Asian American Studies

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About the Program

The Asian American Studies Program (AASP) was established on the initiative of students and faculty in 1993. An interdisciplinary program, the AASP offers a range of courses on the history, contemporary experiences and contributions of Asian immigrants to the Americas, with close attention paid to how Asian immigrants are an integral part of the history of the United States, redefining American culture and reconstituting American society.

The AASP benefits from its location in a global city with unmatched cultural and intellectual resources and diverse and dynamic Asian populations, and contributes to the growing scholarship in the vital field of Asian American studies while also serving as a resource for New York City’s Asian American communities and community-based organizations. Faculty and students are ideally positioned to become actively involved in a field at the forefront of contemporary research and scholarship and to contribute to the growth and develop­ment of local and national Asian American communities.

The program draws its faculty and course offerings from traditional disciplines such as history, sociology, anthro­pology, political science, education and literature, as well as interdisciplinary fields such as American ethnic studies, women and gender studies, postcolonial studies, international human rights, and policy studies. The AASP grounds its curriculum in the firm belief that a rigorous approach to Asian American studies necessitates an alliance of these areas and methods of study.

Programs and Courses 

 Programs and Courses in Asian American Studies 

 Adminsitration and Faculty

Department Office:

1037 East
(212) 772-5660
Web site:


Jennifer Hayashida
1037 East
(212) 772-5660


Asian American Studies Faculty 

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