Asian American Studies

  • Celebrating 25 Years of Achievement
  • Group of AAS graduates from 2016
  • Groups of AAS students
  • AAS Welcome Back Event 2016
  • Group pictures of AAS faculty
  • Alpha Psi Rho with Dr. Masequesmay & Dean Say
  • Students and Faculty from Asian American Studies
  • AAS Wins Golden Spike Award 2016

Asian American Studies

Welcome to the Asian American Studies Department

Student standing in front of a blackboard that says "Welcome to AAS."The Asian American Studies department emerges out of social justice struggles in solidarity with multiple oppressed communities.  It is dedicated to academic and community-based goals, including promoting learning and intellectual growth; stimulating professional development; enhancing and empowering Asian/Pacific Islander communities across local and global scales; and highlighting social, economic, political, legal, and cultural issues within existing and emerging communities to envision and effect just alternatives and social transformation.

Founded in 1990, AAS is a vibrant interdisciplinary department that offers a major/double major and minor in Asian American Studies. Many AAS graduates work in a number of diverse fields, including education, entertainment, journalism, social work, community service, business and law.  Please check out our academic program page for more information on our courses and for advisement information.

New Featured Lectures Section

We are proud to announce our new "Featured Lectures" section! The first faculty lecture that we are highlighting is from Dr. Philip Hutchinson's AAS 347 class, focusing on the People vs. Hall case. Look for more in the future!

Annual AAS student Awards! Apply!!

Every year, Asian American Studies faculty members honor students for their achievements and contributions. To be considered for one of the departmental awards, all application materials must be completed and emailed as an attachment (Microsoft Word Doc or PDF) to Professor Tracy Buenavista at tracy.buenavista@csun.edu by Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 9:00 p.m. Please include in the email subject line: “AAS Awards Application – [First & Last Name].”

If you are interested, please see the instructions to find out how to apply (.pdf)

Open Position For a Student Assistant

The Asian American Studies department is looking to hire a student assistant. Get the job description and application instructions

Apply for The Abarquez Prize in Asian American Studies

The AAS department is Calling for Students to submit their essays on "Asian Americans and Education" for The Abarquez Prize in Asian American Studies at CSUN. Get more information and submission instructions here.