Asian American Studies

Asian American Studies

Welcome to the Asian American Studies Department


AAS Statement about the Shooting Incidents in Club Q in Colorado and Walmart in Virginia

The Asian American Studies Department continues to advocate and fight against all forms of violence, especially those mediated by racialized, gendered, and classist hate against communities already vulnerable to premature death. The shooting in Colorado at Club Q and the Walmart in Virginia, highlight the important role we all play in illuminating the structural violence that affects us all, but in particular minoritized communities. We are committed to humanizing one another and recognizing the preciousness of each and every life irrespective of one’s race, ethnicity, gender, sexual, political, immigrant, socioeconomic or religious identity.  Our hearts are heavy with the pain and suffering created for those directly involved with the shootings and for the loss (once again) of precious life. These moments are always difficult to navigate and we will continue to take actions toward love for all in our classrooms and our communities.

October is Filipino American History Month 

Recently, our very own Professor Allan Aquino was interviewed by Meet the (818) Project co-founder Danrochelle Yumul about his role in keeping Filipino American History and Experience thriving at CSUN.  Click to read Yumul's article "It Began at CSUN: From Student for Pilipino American History Month to the Fil-Am Experience Class."  Featured in the article is an episode of Meet the (818) Chats with Professor Aquino chatting with CSUN alumnus, former CSUN FASA (Filipino American Student Association) President and co-founder, Moonie Lantion.  Click on the picture below to watch the episode.

 CSUN AAS 2022 Newsletter

Edited by Dr. Tracy Buenavista, the current AAS 2022 Newsletter chronicles so many important moments for Asian American Studies as we are finally back on campus post-pandemic.  Check out the newsletter by clicking on the picture above.

1st AAS Oral History Project: Professor Allan Aquino Interviews Professor Glenn Omatsu

(Click the picture to watch the interview on YouTube)


AASPP Featured in CSUN Today

October 6, 2021


The Asian American Studies Pathways Project (AASPP) is featured in CSUN TodayThe CSUN today article highlights all the great work that the AASPP interns do.  Delving into what inspires and motivates the group, writer Patty Park illuminates on the community-centered and student-centered philosophy that has grown AASPP into what it is today.  Click to read the article.
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Message from the Asian American Studies Department on Anti-Asian Violence

May 5, 2021

Stop AAPI Hate

We, the faculty of Asian American Studies at California State University Northridge, are sickened and enraged about the mass shootings that occurred in Georgia on March 16, 2021.   We grieve with the families and communities of the eight people killed in Acworth and Atlanta. Of the 8 individuals who were killed, 6 were Asian immigrant women.   Read more


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