Asian American Studies

Asian American Studies

Welcome to the Asian American Studies Department

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. Read more about the department


AASPP’s Annual Querencia Effect Open Mic Night

February 4, 2019

Querencia Effect flyer (description on webpage)

On behalf of Dr. Clement Lai and the Asian American Studies Pathways Project, we would like to invite you to attend AASPP’s annual Querencia Effect Open Mic Night on Thursday, February 21 @ 6:30 p.m. in the Glenn Omatsu House. For more information, please see the attached flyer. We are accepting musical performances, poets, and art pieces of any sorts to be showcased! Any further questions or inquiries, please email or visit us at 18356 Halsted Avenue Northridge, CA. Read more

Call for Essays for the Abarquez & Alcantara Prize

January 12, 2019

Abarquez-Alcantara Contest Flyer (description on webpage)

The AAS Department is doing a CALL FOR "OUTSTANDING ESSAYS on "ASIAN AMERICANS PROGRESSIVE LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION." We hope you will consider submitting your essays (Deadline: March 15th, 5 p.m.) This year's theme is: "The Heart of Asian American Studies: Why It Matters to Me".

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