Community Studies Update

By Peter Kim During 2011-12, the AAADS Community Studies Task Force met to strategize about how best to strengthen the community engagement work done within so many of our courses. The faculty, students, and community workers on the Task Force designed and disseminated a survey tool to assess the best ways for AAADS students to […]

AAADS Welcomes Professor Lok Siu

We are delighted to welcome our new faculty member, Lok Siu, who will join us in the fall. Professor Siu was educated at Berkeley and Stanford before teaching first at New York University and most recently at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Memories of a Future Home: Diasporic Citizenship of Chinese […]

AAADS Welcomes Two New Lecturers

LISA HIRAI TSUCHITANI will be teaching Japanese American History. Active in the local Japanese American communities, dhe has taught previously in Asian American Studies as well as in Education. She directed the Cal Nikkei Alumni Oral History Project and helped organize commencement ceremonies for Japanese Americans who could not receive their undergraduate degrees because they […]

2011-2012 Veritaas Newsletter Online

Check out this year’s Asian American and Asian Diaspora Newsletter here. Previous newsletters are also available on the website.

Asian American Studies Highlighted on Department of State Website!

See original article here U.S. Colleges Embrace Asian American Studies By Louise Fenner | Staff Writer | 04 April 2012 Washington — Asian American Studies, an academic curriculum that looks at the experiences and contributions of the United States’ fastest-growing racial group, is expanding to more and more U.S. campuses. The field is also evolving […]

Ed Bok Lee Reading, April 3rd

Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies presents a reading by Ed Bok Lee this week on April 3rd! Ed Bok Lee is the author of Real Karaoke People, a national bestseller in poetry and the winner of a Many Voices Prize, an Asian American Literary Award, and a PEN/Open Book Award. Whorled is his second […]

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!