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2017-2018 Undergraduate Student Essay Competition
Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018, 5:00 pm EST

2018 Graduate Student Research/Creative Activity/Travel Awards
Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018, 5:00 pm EST

2018 Fall Course Offerings

News : Events


  • AAST affiliate faculty member Lisa Kwong was recently interviewed for an article featured in Mic, about the fetishization of Asian places in Hollywood films.


In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, AAST is co-curating with the Asian Culture Center and IU Cinema the Movement: Asian/Pacific America film series at the IU Cinema.

MELE MURALS (2016 Documentary)
Monday, April 2, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

MOTHERLAND (2017 Documentary)
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

GOOK (2017 Drama)
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 6:30 p.m.


  • Friday, March 23, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    College Arts & Humanities Institute, 1211 E. Atwater Ave.
    2018 AAST Research Symposium
    "The Third World Liberation Front Movements at 50: Scholar Activism in the 21st Century"
    Keynote Speaker Dr. Jan M. Padios, Assistant Professor, American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
    Ruth Almy, PhD Candidate, History
    Karen M. Inouye, Assistant Professor, American Studies
    Samuel Kye, PhD Candidate, Sociology
    Y. Joel Wong, Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology

  • Friday, December 8, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Ballantine Hall 542C
    Latino Studies, Asian American Studies and Native American and Indigenous Studies Open House

  • Friday, November 10, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Social Science Research Commons, Woodburn Hall 200
    Kevin Wang, Visiting Scholar, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES), Associate Professor of Communication, Butler University.
    Thinking Through New Media: Asian American Research in the Web 2.0 Era

  • Friday, September 8, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Politics, Promises, & Possibilities: Immigrant & Indigenous Intersections Symposium

    Dr. Maile Arvin, Assistant Professor, Departments of History and Gender Studies, University of Utah
    Dr. Gregorio Gonzalez, UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Willy Palomo, Poet, IUB Graduate Student, Department of English

    Karen Inouye, Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies, Indiana University-Bloomington