Asian American Studies


Civil Discourse and Social Change Awarded $100,000 Grant

July 6, 2020


Civil Discourse and Social Change (CDSC) was awarded a $100,000 California Civil Liberties Public Education Fund grant for 2020-2022. Civil Discourse and Social Change is a CSUN social justice initiative founded in the aftermath of CSUN student mobilizations for undocumented students and against fee hikes and the increasing neoliberalization of the public university during the Great Recession. It is co-directed by Professors Jinah Kim (Communication Studies) and Clem Lai (Asian American Studies). Read more

Graduation Message from Department Chair, Eunai Shrake

May 27, 2020

Eunai Shrake

Asian American Studies, Class of 2020, Congratulations! On behalf of the Department that loves and cares about you so much, I extend my deepest congratulations and best wishes to each and every one of you and to your families.  I am extremely proud of all of you!  Read more

Dr. Laura Receives CSUN Emeritus Status After Retiring on June 2020

May 20, 2020

Laura Uba

Dr. Uba, upon her retirement on June 2020, will be Emeritus Faculty in the Asian American Studies Department. Dr. Uba started teaching at CSUN in 1986 and helped establish the Asian American Studies Department at CSUN. She has been teaching in the AAS department for the past 30 years, since 1990 when the department was established. Read more

A Message from Department Chair, Eunai Shrake

April 1, 2020

Eunai Shrake

I am writing  to you to remind us all that we are all in this together. We are going through unprecedented times with COVID-19 ravaging the globe. This is a stubborn and voracious virus. And if the impact of the virus on our physical, mental,  emotional, and economic well-being is not enough, Asians in the U.S. and around the world are being targeted for hate crimes because of the virus' origination in Wuhan, China. This is all the more reason why Asian American Studies *must* be part of the educational lexicon here in the United States from K-12 through the university.  Read more

AAS Student Awards Descriptions & Applications

March 27, 2020

The University Library

The deadline for submissions has been extended to April 15th, 2020

Every year, Asian American Studies faculty members honor students for their achievements and contributions to the department, campus, and community. Students can apply to be considered for one of the departmental awards by submitting an application, 3 brief essays, and a resume. Read more

Omatsu House Hours

January 27, 2020

Omatsu house hours

The Omatsu House hours for the semester are: Monday, 1 pm - 5 pm; Tuesday - Thursday,  11:30 am - 3 pm.  Read more


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