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  • Lisa Kwong, current featured poet for Line Poetry Podcast (also available on iTunes).

  • Lisa Kwong's lecture "Anna May Wong: She, Too, Was Hollywood," given at the Eskenazi Museum of Art featured in the IDS.

  • Elizabeth Martinez and Mai Thai were selected to receive 2016 Asian American Studies Graduate Student Travel Awards.

  • Grace Shen won first place in the 2016 Asian American Studies Undergraduate Essay Award for her paper "'I am not an American, I am a Human Being': History of Estelle Ishigo, a White American Renouncing her Whiteness."

  • Sidney Harris won second place in the 2016 Asian American Studies Undergraduate Essay Award for her paper "East Asian Cultural Appropriation of Black American Culture."

  • Lisa Kwong, AppalAsian poet and Adjunct Lecturer for English and Asian American Studies, publishes poems in Still: The Journal.

  • Ellen Wu, Director, Asian American Studies Program, Associate Professor, Department of History, received the 2016 History book award from the Association for Asian American Studies for The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority.


  • Friday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Bridgwaters Lounge, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
    Asian American Studies Research Symposium Expanding Visions: Asian American Studies Research at Indiana University
    Keynote Speaker, Dr. Sam Museus, Associate Professor, Higher Education Student Affairs
    Director, National Institute for Transformation and Equity.

The Asian Culture Center and the Asian American Studies Program curate the Movement Asian/Pacific America film series

  • Monday, April 10, 7:00 p.m.
    PAINTED NAILS (2015), directed by Dianne Griffin and Erica Jordan

  • Monday, April 3, 7:00 p.m.
    SPA NIGHT with special appearance by director Andrew Ahn

  • March 28, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    Mathers Museum of World Cultures
    2017 Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reception and Showcase, with special guest Popo Fan


  • Friday, December 9th, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
    Sassafras Room, IMU
    Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Professor, English and Asian/Asian American Studies and Director, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, University of Connecticut
    Prosthetic Ecologies: (Re)Membering Disability, Curating Culpability, and "The Dirty War" in Laos . Research talk (co-sponsored by Asian American Studies Program and the Department of American Studies).

  • Thursday, October 6th, 4:00 p.m.
    Persimmon Room, IMU
    Arissa Oh, Assistant Professor of History, Boston College
    "To Save the Children of Korea: The Korean Origins of International Adoption"

  • Friday, September 30th, 2:30 p.m.
    Walnut Room, IMU
    Anna Lau, Associate Professor of Psychology, UCLA
    "Levers for Change: Strategies for Reducing Mental Health Disparities for Asian American Youth"

  • Friday, September 9th, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    Farm Bloomington, 108 E. Kirkwood Avenue
    IU Asian Pacific American Faculty and Staff Council and Asian Graduate Student Association Fall 2016 Mixer. Please click this link to rsvp:
    Light appetizers will be provided; drinks on your own. (This event is supported by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs and IU Asian Culture Center. For more info, please call 812.856.5361 or email