Welcome to the Asian American Studies Program Website
The Asian American Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the scholarship and experiences of Americans, Pacific Islanders, and immigrants to the United States from Asian heritage groups. The Program sheds light on Asian American experiences and concerns, both historically and in contemporary society. The Certificate in Asian American Studies provides students with an opportunity to develop a sustained intellectual focus on Asian American racial formation, communities, and culture. The Program also serves as a teaching and resource center not only for Asian Americans but for the University and Madison community as a whole.
Media and Cultural Studies and Asian American Studies Professor, Lori Kido Lopez unpacks the cultural implications of new box office film, “Crazy Rich Asians.” It’s not every day that Hollywood makes a movie featuring a …September 7, 2018
The MSC is excited to welcome APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) students back to campus: come kickoff the semester this year with food, friends, and discussion! Learn more about fun events and learn how …
The May 2nd Lounge commemorates the activism of students of color who had rallied against racism. Among their legacies is the 1988 proposal written by the Asian Coalition requesting the creation of an Asian American Studies Program. Three years later, with the arrival of director Amy Ling, the first Asian American Studies Program in the…
"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