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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

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  • Ellen Wu is appointed as Director of the Asian American Studies Program. She has been appointed to the state advisory committee (the full article is posted in the Herald Times). Also check out "Hawaii As 'Racial Paradise'? Bid For Obama Library Invokes A Complex Past" on the NPR website. In December of 2014, Professor Wu was awarded a $50,400 NEH grant for her book project "Asian Americans in the Age of Affirmative Action."


  • Friday, March 27, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
    NMBCC Bridgwaters Lounge
    Why Ferguson Matters to Asian Americans
    Professor Julie Merseth (Postdoctoral Fellow, CRRES and Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, IUB)
    Professor Ishan Ashutosh (Assistant Professor, Geography, IUB)
    Reverend Mihee Kim-Kort (Clergy, Presbyterian Church, USA and author/blogger)

  • Thursday, March 26, 7:00 p.m.
    Ferguson Campus Wide Event and Social Justice Fair
    Alumni Hall, IMU
"Religion, Race, and the Right in Asian America"
  • Friday, March 27, Time: TBA
    Location: TBA
    Janelle Wong (Asian American Studies and American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park)
IU Cinema Film Series "Movement: Asian Pacific American Films"
  • Thursday, April 2, 7:00 p.m.
    Emerging Asian Pacific American Voices: An Evening with Director Ougie Pak (including world premiere, The Boardwalk; reception and Q&A with Pak)

  • Sunday, April 5, 3:00 p.m.
    Revenge of the Green Dragons
AASP end of year Recognition Reception
  • Tuesday, April 28, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    Location: TBA
    Featuring Professor Dina Okamoto (sociology) book talks, Redefining Race: Asian American Panethnicity and SHifting Ethnic Boundaries.


  • 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.