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New Course Offered Fall 2012 on Filipino Performance in the Diaspora

In Fall 2012, Professor Joi Barrios will be teaching a course on Filipino theater, stand-up comedy, music, spoken word and rap, and dance in the diaspora. Texts will be studied in the context of Filipino American historical relations, identity discourse, globalization, and diaspora nationalisms. The course will be AAS 190: Filipino Performance in the Diaspora: […]

New Course Offered in Spring: Reading Post/De-colonialism through Literature by Muslim Authors

A new course will be offered in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies  in Spring 2012! Reading Post/De-colonialism through Literature by Muslim Authors will by taught by Huma Dar.  The course information and description is as follows: Course: AAS 190 (4 units); CCN: 05466; Wednesdays 2:00-5:00 PM; Room: 129 Barrows What relationships do the transnational […]

Cambodia: Twenty Years After Peace

AAADS is co-sponsoring Cambodia: Twenty Years After Peace… A Symposium                On October 23, 1991, a comprehensive political settlement, also known as the Paris Peace Agreement, was signed and endorsed by eighteen countries.  It brought an end to the decade-long war in Cambodia, and paved the way for the 1993 UN endorsed elections in Cambodia. […]

Dramatic Reading by Award-winning author Ed Lin on November 10th!

Come join us for a reception with Award-winning writer Ed Lin, the author of This is a Bust and Waylaid. The event will be held in the MCC on Thursday, November 10th from 2 to 3:30PM, and delicious refreshments will be served!

Photos from AAADS Welcome Reception!

Photos courtesy of Lana Choi Photography. Click image for full slideshow.  

AAADS co-hosts “Causes and Consequences of the Attitudes of Americans and Other Westerners Towards Their Muslim Minorities.”

On October 5th, in 145 Dwinelle Hall, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, International Area Studies, GTU Center for Islamic Studies, and Zaytuna College co-sponsored a lecture by Political Science Professor of Indiana University at Bloomington titled “Causes and Consequences of the Attitudes of Americans and Other Westerners Towards Their Muslim Minorities.” Professor Sinno is […]

You’re invited to the Asian American and Diaspora Studies Welcome Reception!

Asian American and Diaspora Studies invites you to the AAADS Welcome Reception! October 7th, 2011. Multicultural Community Center. 12 Noon to 2PM. Lunch will be served. There may be a MARTIAL ARTS DEMONSTRATION by Professor Harvey Dong, performances by Isa and Nomi of Power Struggle and much more! Come celebrate with us! Please RSVP here: […]

Profiles of the Class of 2011

DAPHNE LO is an Asian American Studies major with a pre-nursing track. She intended to major in Molecular and Cellular Biology, but she found her science courses to be competitive and impersonal. She says that there was lack of one-on-one time with her science professors. She switched to Asian American Studies last Spring, having taken Asian […]

FILBOOKFEST in San Francisco, October 1st & 2nd!

Coming to San Francisco this fall, the Filipino American International Book Festival is the largest gathering of authors of Filipino heritage from around the world.  From their website: “FILBOOKFEST celebrates the richness and fusion of Philippine and Filipino American culture through literature, visual arts and music. It’ll be held on Fulton Street in San Francisco, […]

New Courses Offered Fall 2011!

Three new Asian American Studies classes will be offered in this Fall: The first is AAS 138: Asian Popular Culture: Gender, Sexualities, and Racialization in South Asian (Indian) Cinematic Discourses taught by Huma Dar. It will explore the cinematic representations of the complex intersections and co-formations of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, religion and […]