Asian American Studies


 Asian American Studies Pathways Project is Hiring!

The Asian American Studies Pathways Project (AASPP) aims to increase student success and foster a strong ethnic studies culture at CSUN through the following outcomes: 1) develop an internship program to increase on-campus employment opportunities for students; 2) increase knowledge of programs and resources vital to student recruitment and retention in AAS and the other Ethnic Studies entities at CSUN; 3) enhance leadership and professional development of students interested in AAS; 4) facilitate interaction, collaboration and networking among students enrolled in AAS courses, AAS faculty both on- and off-campus, and community members involved in off-campus ethnic studies projects; and 5) staff the Glenn Omatsu House, formerly known as the Asian American Studies Activities Center, to increase activity and access to support spaces for students interested in AAS specifically, and ethnic studies more broadly.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AASPP will mostly operate virtually. Starting Fall 2021, we plan on offering hybrid services, opening and staffing the Glenn Omatsu House on a part-time basis upon approval from the COH Dean’s office.

As an addition this year, we would also like to announce that we are opening up one position for a graduate student to join our team.

Title: AASPP Intern (10 hours/week at $17/hour)

Required Qualifications:

●  Undergraduate candidates must be at least sophomore standing and demonstrate a background in Asian American Studies or related Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women Studies, and/or Queer Studies coursework. Exceptions may be granted for strong candidates.
●  Graduate student candidates must demonstrate a background in Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women Studies, and/or Queer Studies, preferably an undergraduate major or minor in Asian American Studies. Exceptions may be granted for strong candidates.
●  Interest in social justice and in promoting greater welfare of on-campus and off-campus Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi-American (APIDA) communities.
●  Ability to work in a team collaboratively and alone on self-initiated projects for AASPP.
●    Strong written and verbal communication skills (including public speaking).

Preferred qualifications:

●  Preference will be given to candidates with Asian American Studies degrees, majors, double majors, and minors, but community-oriented students with a background in related Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women Studies, and/or Queer Studies courses are encouraged to apply.
●  Experience working or volunteering for APIDA community-based organizations and/or campus-based organizations or working on student success initiatives.
●  Word processing, spreadsheet, graphic design, audio/video recording, artistic talent, interviewing and/or qualitative and quantitative research skills encouraged to apply.
●  Experience with mentoring or tutoring.
●  Familiarity with campus resources for students.


●  Staff Omatsu House (upon discussion with the whole AASPP team and Covid-19 safety regulations) to provide mentoring and student support. Zoom and Discord will still be utilized as main platforms for virtual office hours and programming.
●  Plan, organize, and implement student-initiated, sustained projects for AASPP, including student workshops, outreach, mentoring/tutoring, and community-building activities.
●  Assist AAS Department in organizing events (e.g. Distinguished Lecture, AAPI Heritage Month, and related community-building events).
●  Research and record needs of APIDA students at CSUN . Data to be used for advocacy and organizing reports and projects.
●  Attend CSUN (and where relevant, non-CSUN) events and meetings to represent AASPP and the interests of APIDA students and their communities and to advance Ethnic Studies (e.g. outreach, student conferences).
●  Publicize AASPP to the CSUN community and the broader San Fernando Valley
●  Update and maintain AASPP social media (Instagram and Facebook), website, and mailing lists.
●  Maintain a list of resources for APIDA students (e.g. scholarships, mental health resources).
●  Coordinate activities with related campus units and centers (e.g. AS and EOP).
●  Attend meetings with AASPP Coordinator and, where relevant, AAS Department staff and faculty.

●  Report regularly on project progress to AASPP Coordinator.


Submit a cover letter, resume, and hours of availability to Prof. Margeaux Gamboa-Wong, by 6PM Monday, September 20th.

Interviews will be held on Zoom the week after the application deadline. Possible candidates will be informed of the interview date and time via email.

Part-time Job Announcements for Asian American Studies - 2021 to 2022 Academic Year 

We are pleased to post the part-time job announcements for the 2021 to 2022 Academic Year. Please note each different application pool contains a different class(es). Please complete the application and include this hiring form in your application.

Application Deadline: For AY 2021-2022: March 22, 2021

Inquiries and applications should be mailed to: