35 YEARS OF ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES AT UW-MADISON

WELCOME TO THE ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM

Students posing for Asian American Studies Program graduation photo

WELCOME TO THE ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM

The Asian American Studies Program office and lounge is open
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, located on the third floor of Ingraham Hall.
We welcome students, faculty, staff, and community members to enjoy the
May 2nd lounge (339W) as a safe space to gather, study, or relax.

Program News

  • 2023 Madison’s Asian American Media Spotlight

    Thursday, October 5th – Monday, October 16th This year Madison’s Asian American Media Spotlight is sponsoring and co-sponsoring 5 in-person film screenings that include Waiting for the Light to Change (2022), Big Fight in Little Chinatown …

  • Modern Shaman

    An absurd and satirical dramedy about a young Hmong American shaman who must balance his work as a spiritual healer for his community and his newfound interest in acting. Join us for a test screening …

  • 2023 Amy Ling Yellow Light Award Recipients

    In honor of the memory and legacy of our beloved founding director, Professor Amy Ling, the Program in Asian American Studies is proud to announce the Amy Ling Yellow Light Awards: 2 Creative Endeavor and …

  • 35 Years of Asian American Studies: Past, Present, and Future

    Join us in celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Asian American Studies Program at UW-Madison and opening of the AASP Oral History Project exhibit currently on display in the Class of 1973 Gallery. The event …

  • #AtlantaSyllabus

    Syllabus PDF Available Here On March 16, 2021, eight people were killed at Atlanta-area spa businesses — six of whom were Asian women. Despite the fact that two of the women were Chinese and four were Korean, news media were quick to deny racist motivations. Worse yet, an official spokesperson for the sheriff’s office investigating…

Announcements

2 New HMoob American Studies Faculty

Kong Pheng Pha

Professor Pha will be joining us as an Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies. He will teach AAS 170 Hmong American Experiences in the U.S. this fall and AAS 240 Hmong Refugee Texts in the spring.

Mai See Thao

Professor Thao will be joining us this fall as an Anna Julia Cooper Postdoctoral Fellow, and will begin in fall 2024 as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies.

2023 Amy Ling Yellow Light Award Honorees Announced