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Author: Zhiwan Cheung

Author: Zhiwan Cheung

Author: Zhiwan Cheung

Class of 2015 ready copy

Class of 2015 ready copy

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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 Vladimir Mičić.


Our last Wednesday Lunch Series of Spring 2016 semester sponsored by Asian & Asian American Center and Asian American Studies Program will feature Vladimir Mičić, Administrative Manager in Cornell Asian American Studies Program. Come join us in 429 Rockefeller Hall on May 4th at noon to meet Vladimir and enjoy a catered lunch in an informal setting!

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Cornell Giving Day, April 19th

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We hope that you’ll take a moment or two to reflect on the difference that the Asian American Studies Program has made in your life and to consider the difference that you can now make in the life of the Asian American Studies Program during the forthcoming Giving Day on April 19th, 2016.

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Wednesday Lunch Series with Sheryl WuDunn.

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Sheryl WuDunn '81 will join us for lunch and a informal conversation with interested faculty, staff, and students on Wednesday, April 20th, from 12:15-1:45 p.m., in 429 Rockefeller Hall.
Space is limited, please RSVP here by Tuesday, April 12th

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Wednesday April 13: Professor Quynh Nhu Le

Nhu Le

Please welcome Professor Quynh Nhu Le from the University of South Florida on Wednesday, April 13 at 4:30PM in Godwin Smith G22

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New Publications

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


Author: Minh-Ha Pham in Configurations, "Paul Poiret’s Magical Techno-Oriental Fashions (1911)..."

Author: Minh-Ha Pham in The New Inquiry, "Virtual Runways, Paper Dolls."

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


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Resource Center


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