Photos from our national conference on the Lau v. Nichols decision

Happy New Year! Thank you for a wonderful 2014. Please click HERE to view photos from our national conference on the Lau v. Nichols Supreme Court decision that  had a profound impact on public education and fundamentally changed the way American public institutions provide services to people with different needs. There were a host of experts […]

Fall 2014 AAADS 20A class “Puppy Dog Prize

Four students in Christopher Chua’s Fall 2014 AAADS 20A class received the “Puppy Dog Prize”–with accompanying Qing-Dynasty scholars’ caps (note the queues)–for their “generous spirit, encouraging presence, and contributions to their classmates’ learning.”  From L-to-R:  GSI Claire Kunesh, Tien Nguyen, Josh Ko, GSI Khoa Ngo, Rikio Inouye, and Hannah Li.

White House Initiatitive on AAPI’s Internship Opportunity

Looking for the internship of a lifetime? Want to make a difference in the AAPI community? Apply to the spring internship program with the White House Initiative on AAPIs by this Sunday, November 16! Apply today!  

VIDEO: UC Berkeley Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Today

VIDEO: UC Berkeley Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Today

Directions to Our Fundraising Kickoff Dinner on Friday, November 7th

Our fundraising kickoff dinner is a little over a week away! It will take place on Friday, November 7, at Far East Café in San Francisco’s Chinatown. The restaurant is located at 631 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108. We will begin seating at 6:30pm. Below are directions to the restaurant and parking information.Driving Directions […]


OCTOBER 15th, 2013A public forum, 15% and Growing: The Civic Engagement of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California, was held on the civic engagement of AAPIs in California, featuring insights from policy scholars and community leaders on the ways to forge a new path forward. OCTOBER 17th, 2013A historic convening of nationally recognized community leaders […]


hardboiled was founded in 1997 in response to the lack of Asian Pacific American (APA) perspectives in the mainstream press. It seeks to empower the APA community by raising awareness and facilitating discussion on issues in an inclusive space. It currently functions as a student publication, an ASUC-sponsored student organization, a DeCal course, and an […]

Dawn Lee Tu, Director, Asian Pacific American Student Development Office at UC Berkeley

Dawn Lee Tu is the new Director of the Asian Pacific American Student Development  (APASD) Office. Jere Takahashi, currently a lecturer in AAADS, stepped down from APASD after 25 years of service. Before coming to Berkeley, Dr. Lee Tu was at the University of San Francisco as director of both the Intercultural Center and the […]

Racial Formation in the United States: Third Edition

It has been thirty years since AAADS Professor Michael Omi and Professor Howard Winant (currently at UC Santa Barbara) first published Racial Formation in the United States. Regarded as a seminal work on race theory, the book was re-released twenty years ago as a second edition in the middle of the Clinton years, when racial dynamics […]

Hannah Michell and The Defections

AAADS lecturer Hannah Michell’s debut novel, “The Defections,” published in February, 2014, is a narrative set in the backdrop of the turbulent geopolitical climate between modern day South Korea and North Korea. The novel follows the stories of three displaced characters, each suffering from a sense of “unbelonging” in the metropolis of Seoul: Mia, a […]