Asian American Studies

Asian American Studies

Welcome to the Asian American Studies Department

   Department Statement on the War in Gaza

The Department of Asian American Studies at CSUN grieves over the ongoing deprivation, mass suffering, death, and destruction in Israel and Palestine. We join millions around the world calling for the violence and oppression to stop in this uneven war. We share the analyses expressed in the Association of Asian American Studies Solidarity Statement with Palestine and the CSU Ethnic Studies for Palestine Statement. You can sign petitions to demand a ceasefire with Amnesty InternationalOxfam International, and Jewish Voice for Peace

 If you are a student in need of support, please consider reaching out to the University Counseling Services.

 Please also note that the Asian American Studies Pathways Project is collaborating with University Counseling Services to present to you: “Let’s Talk” with Dr. Joshua Chow at The Glenn Omatsu House. This is every other week meeting starting on Oct 11, 2:15-3:45 PM. Dr. Josh Chow (he/him) is a therapist at CSUN University Counseling Services who identifies as Asian and Queer. He believes in the power of representation, from his personal and professional experiences, and enjoys providing support to those who hold systemically marginalized identities.

 For students interested to learn more about the struggles in Palestine, please check out Students for Justice in Palestine.




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


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