Skip directly to main navigation | secondary navigation | main content

Asian American Studies Program

Cornell University Cornell University Cornell Univeristy Asian American Studies Program

Asian American Studies Program

Author: Zhiwan Cheung

Author: Zhiwan Cheung

Author: Zhiwan Cheung

Class of 2015 ready copy

Class of 2015 ready copy

Previous ImageNext Image

Asian American Studies Program at Cornell Logo

FourthRFAt the time of its founding in 1987, the Asian American Studies Program at Cornell University was the first such program in the Ivy League. Today the program has faculty members in the humanities and social sciences in a variety of departments and colleges. This cross-college, university-wide position accommodates the extensive teaching and research interests of the Program's faculty and reflects the breadth of the vibrant field of Asian American Studies in general. In the classroom, in scholarship, and through campus and community advocacy, the Program is committed to examining the histories and experiences; identities, social and community formations; politics; and contemporary concerns of people of Asian ancestry in the United States and other parts of the Americas.

Program News & Events 

Wednesday Lunch Series with Vigor Lam.


Our second A3C/AASP Wednesday Lunch Series will feature Vigor Lam, Assistant Director of the Asian & Asian American Center. Don't miss out on this opportunity! Join us for a free lunch and an informal conversation with Vigor on Wednesday, October 19th, from 12-1 p.m., in 429 Rockefeller Hall.

read more

Witness Project/We See You: Opening reception


Join us for the opening reception of WITNESS PROJECT/WE SEE YOU: A multi-site installation of records, responses and representations of police violence

Monday, October 17, 2016 at 4:30PM
Africana studies, 310 Triphammer Road.

read more

Freedom Interrupted' event launches yearlong dialogue!


 Almost 100 people gathered in Klarman Hall’s Rhodes • Rawlings Auditorium Sept. 19 to kick off a yearlong conversation, “Freedom Interrupted: Race, Gender, Nation and Policing,” an interdisciplinary, cross-campus collaboration. Chief Sam George of the Cayuga Nation gave welcoming remarks, followed by a roundtable offering perspectives by members of eight programs and departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, the ILR School, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

read more

The Fall 2016 Wednesday Lunch Series Schedule!

Wednesday Lunch

Come join us for our monthly Wednesday Lunch Series, featuring Cornell faculty and staff guest speakers. Enjoy a catered lunch in an informal setting. For schedule see below... 

read more

New Publications

Autor: Shelley Wong in The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature,“I Seek Out Poems Now Incomplete”: Writing from the Angel Island Immigration Station. 

Author: Chrissy Lau in Southern California Quarterly, Towards a Pedagogy of Asian American Public History: Creating a Student Digital Exhibition.

Author: Derek Chang Paperback edition just published: Citizens of a Christian Nation..., University of Pennsylvania Press.    


Author: Minh-Ha Pham in Salon, ""Diversity" in fashion will never be enough."



Like us on , follow us on

Resource Center

To search the AASP Resource Center online book catalogue please click on the bookshelf


Our Resource Center library contains materials and media pertaining to Asians in the hemispheric Americas and to issues of race and power in general. All materials are available for study, research, and viewing in 422 Rockefeller Hall.

Asian American/Pacific Islander-focused internship opportunities in four major U.S. cities: New York, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco