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Asian American Studies (AAS) is an interdisciplinary field that examines the history, arts, culture, and life experiences of people of Asian descent in the United States, ranging from recent immigrants to seventh- or eighth-generation Americans. [ Read more... ]

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Spring 2015 Course Offerings

News :: Events


  • Ellen Wu (Associate Professor, History) has been appointed as Director of the Asian American Studies Program.


  • Tuesday, April 28, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Bridgwaters Lounge, NMBCC
    Asian American Studies Program 2014-2015 Recognition Reception honoring the winners of the AAST 2015 undergraduate essay competition. Featuring Professor Dina Okamoto (IU Sociology), author, Redefining Race.
A celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Sunday, April 5, 3:00 p.m.
    IU Cinema

    Revenge of the Green Dragons

  • Thursday, April 2, 7:00 p.m.
    IU Cinema

    Emerging Asian Pacific American Voices: An Evening with Director Ougie Pak


  • Friday, March 27, 12 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
    Bridgwaters Lounge, NMBCC

    "Why Ferguson Matters to Asian Americans"
    Dr. Julie Merseth (Postdoctoral Fellow, CRRES and Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, IUB)
    Dr. Ishan Ashutosh (Assistant Professor, Geography, IUB)
    Reverend Mihee Kim-Kort (Clergy, Presbyterian Church, USA and author/blogger)

  • Friday, March 27, 4:15 p.m.
    Woodburn Hall 200

    Janelle Wong (Asian American Studies and American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park) "Religion, Race, and the Right in Asian America."

  • Thursday, March 26, 7:00 p.m.
    Alumni Hall, IMU

    "It's Not So Black and White: Talking Race, from Ferguson to Bloomington"
    Dr. Jeannine Bell, Moderator (Professor, Maurer School of Law, IUB)
    Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah (Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, IUB)
    Honorable Valeri Haughton (Judge of the Circuit Court, 10th Circuit, and Presiding Judge, Monroe Country Board of Judges)
    Dr. William Jelani Cobb (Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Institute, University of Connecticut)
    Q&A and Social Justice Fair to follow.

  • Wednesday, September 10, 12 Noon
    State Room East, IMU

    As part of the Themester Fall 2014 Eat, Drink, Think: Food from Art to Science Chef Edward Lee will discuss his development of a new vision of Asian-American cuisine. Chef Lee is a Korean-American who grew up in Brooklyn, trained in NYC kitchens, and has spent the better part of a decade honing his vision at 610 Magnolia restaurant in Louisville, KY. His cooking combines Korean and southern US influences in a creative way, and has earned him exposure on venues such as Iron Chef America and Top Chef. But he is also a very thoughtful culinary explorer, as is evident in his book from last year, Smoke & Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen.

  • Wednesday, September 10, 12:15-1:00 p.m. Gallery of Western Art, first floor, IU Art Museum
    "Beyond Food Porn: Images and Affect in the Politics of Eating" -- Vivian Halloran will explore how viewers' visceral reaction to food art can be manipulated to affect political or behavioral change.