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Chizu Iiyama and Jimi Yamaichi Visit Japanese American History Class

Front row (l to r) Marissa Simon, Sayo Guillaume, Cindy Guan, Kay Kim, Vivian Cheng, Michelle Loo, Yuki Matsumoto Back row (l to r) Khoa Dao, Justin Yoo, Wendy Steiner, Ben Porter, Jeffrey Chow, Emi Nishikawa, Brett Kamita On September 20, two eminent community elders, Mrs. Chizu Kitano Iiyama and Mr. Jimi Yamaichi, spoke about […]

New AAADS Course This Spring! AAS 20C: Asian American Popular Culture

AAS 20C: American American Popular Culture Professor Roger Chung This course will feature Asian American popular cultural practices and phenomena. While ethnic or traditional culture will be significant, we will approach “Asian American Culture” as an emergent cultural form that responds to racialization in America. Although race will be a prominent course analytical lens, the […]

October 18 Guest Lecture: Civil Rights Attorney Don Tamaki on Japanese American History

2012 Guest Lecture Series for Asian American/Asian Diaspora Studies 122: “Japanese American History: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives” Civil Rights Attorney Don Tamaki will be speaking on campus as a guest of the Asian American/Asian Diaspora Studies 122 course. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend his lecture. For additional information, please contact Dr. Lisa […]

AAADS Annual Welcome Luncheon on Friday, October 12

Join us at the annual AAADS Welcome Luncheon on Friday, October 12 from 12pm – 2pm! Performances by Cyntha Lin and Mandeep Sethi Welcome by majors Kassie Pham and Steven Cong Free lunch buffet by Rick and Ann’s And an opportunity to meet the AAADS professors and staff!

Guest Lecture: “Life Behind Barbed Wire: Lessons for Today” September 20

2012 Guest Lecture Series for Asian American/Asian Diaspora Studies 122: “Japanese American History: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives” The following community elders will be speaking on campus as guests of the Asian American/Asian Diaspora Studies 122 course. This lecture is the first of a series of lectures that the course will be sponsoring this semester. Students, […]

Manzanar Fishing Club Film Screening October 4 & 5

THE MANZANAR FISHING CLUB is a multi-faceted examination of the experiences of persons of Japanese ancestry who were incarcerated at the Manzanar War Relocation Center during World War II. There, some would find relief from the daily oppression of incarceration by matching wits with the trout in the surrounding waters of the famed Eastern Sierra […]

Cambodian Film: “Lost Loves” Screening October 3

CAMBODIAN FILM: “LOST LOVES” LOST LOVES is the heart wrenching true story of Leav Sila, just one of many countless mothers that did all they could to keep their family alive, only to see the vast majority be killed or starve to death in the fateful years of the Khmer Rouge regime. Written and starring […]

Joi Barrios Receives a 2012 Gintong Aklat [Golden Book] Award

Joi Barrios, Lecturer in Filipino American Studies, received a 2012 Gintong Aklat [Golden Book] Award for Bulaklak sa Tubig: Mga Tula ng Pag-ibig at Himagsik, [Flowers in Water: Poems of Love and Revolt] from the Book Development Association in Manila.

Spring 2012 Majors Dinner

The Spring 2012 Majors Dinner took place on Friday, April 28th. AAADS Professors and majors gathered in Sura Restaurant in Oakland to celebrate the end of the semester.

Graduating Seniors of 2011-2012

Congratulations to the graduating Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies majors of 2011-2012! They will be walking on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 2:00pm as part of the Ethnic Studies commencement in Zellerbach Playhouse. You can check out the profiles of the graduates here.