Asian American Studies
The minor in Asian American Studies is designed to enrich critical understanding about both individual experiences and collective histories of Asian Americans in regional, national, and transnational contexts. As an inter- and multi-disciplinary program, it underlines transnational contexts and comparative perspectives for the study of Asian American experiences. Through promoting knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Asian American individuals and groups in teaching and research, the minor aims to provide new classroom opportunities for undergraduate students to explore Asian American experiences. It intends to enhance communication and collaboration among various cultural, ethnic, and racial groups; and facilitate intellectual exchanges and broaden academic inquiries on the subjects of migration, ethnicity and race across different disciplines and programs at Washington University, including American Culture Studies; East Asian Studies and South Asian Studies; African and African-American Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and American Indian Studies.
The minor in Asian American Studies can nicely complement a major in American Culture Studies, East Asian Studies/East Asian Languages and Cultures, English, History, International and Area Studies, Sociology, and other fields. Because the questions that animate Asian American Studies span disciplinary boundaries, the minor will inspire students to draw on the methods and insights of multiple disciplines to engage complex, real-world problems that necessitate interdisciplinary thinking. Situated in the larger context of the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion, the minor in Asian American Studies is an integral part of diversity and inclusion initiatives at Washington University for nurturing a culturally inclusive and academically stimulating environment.
Asian American Studies is an independent minor that is administered by International and Area Studies but is not a minor within the IAS program..
Exhibit: April 24-27, 2017 | DUC Millstone Lounge
Panel: Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 5p-6p | DUC 236
Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 | 3:30p-5p | Umrath Lounge
Open to the public. Reception to follow.
November 11, 2016 Ampersand Article
Asian American Speaker Series
Asian American Speaker Series: Prof. Madeline Hsu | March 8, 2017
Asian American Speaker Series: Prof. Evelyn Hu-Dehart | "Asian American Studies for the 21st Century" April 13, 2016
Read the story about Professor Hu-Dehart's address!
Asian American Studies Welcome event | September 30, 2016
Lunch conversation with Prof. Wei Li | September 17, 2016
IAS Speaker Series: Prof. Wei Li | September 16, 2016