Interdisciplinary program focused on the scholarship and experiences of Americans, Pacific Islanders, and immigrants to the US from Asian heritage groups.

The Program now offers a HMoob American Emphasis within the Asian American Studies Certificate Program.

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  • Celebrating 15 years of Freedom, Inc.

    The Asian American Studies Program proudly presents a special conversation with Kabzuag Vaj, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Freedom, Inc. Growing up in Dane County, Vaj noticed that there were no support services for HMoob girls …

  • FLIGHT: thorn like a rose

    “FLIGHT: torn like a rose”, is a dance-theater performance celebrating the12th century Persian sufi poem, “Conference of the Birds”, that inspires us to sacrifice self-interest and worldly gain for community transformation.   Inspired by the …

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Meet our two new faculty

LiLi Johnson and James McMaster

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"The Asian American Studies program has enabled me to learn about topics and issues that are often ignored in our society. By pursuing a certificate, I have discovered more about my own identity and have developed a better understanding of what it means to be Asian American."

Kayla Huynh '20