Sep 26, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [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. The AASP is an interdisciplinary program and offers a range of courses on the history and contemporary experiences 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, continuously redefining American culture and reconstituting American society.

The AASP is located in a global city, with unmatched cultural and intellectual resources and diverse and dynamic Asian populations: our faculty and students actively contribute to scholarship and advocacy in the field of Asian American studies as engaged members of New York City’s diverse Asian American communities and community-based organizations. Our courses are discussion-driven and firmly rooted in the belief that linkages between theory and practice must always be maintained; as a result, our program works actively to be a bridge between the Hunter College campus community and the city and nation’s rapidly expanding APA populations.

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, gender, and sexuality studies; postcolonial studies; international human rights; and policy studies. The AASP grounds its curriculum in the firm belief that a rigorous intersectional 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  

 Administration and Faculty

Department Office:

1338 Hunter West
(212) 772-5660
Web site:

Interim Director:

Joong Oh
1604A Hunter West
(212) 772-5643

Affiliated Faculty

Asian American Studies Faculty  

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