Students posing for Asian American Studies Program graduation photo


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

Response to Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay Shootings

As we return to new classes and a new semester, we in the Asian American Studies Program want to recognize the grief, trauma, and fear experienced by our Asian American community due to news of recent mass shootings in California. The horrific events in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay that resulted in so many Asian American deaths are just some of the many ways that violence continues to harm our communities. In January, a Chinese student at Indiana University was stabbed multiple times while riding on a bus in an attack that appears to be racially motivated. We are saddened and appalled by the tragedy of these terrible incidents and stand in solidarity with you in opposing violence in its many forms. Our Asian American Studies Program will continue to create safe community spaces for gathering, learning, and supporting one another throughout the semester. Please reach out to us if you would like to discuss any other ways that we can support you.

Asian American Studies News & Events

Program News

  • 2022 Madison’s Asian American Media Spotlight

    Thursday, October 13th – Saturday, October 15th Join us for a weekend of film screenings for Madison’s Asian American Media Spotlight. We will be showing three in-person films Bad Axe (2022), New York Ninja (2021), …

  • 2022 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 Award Creative Endeavor to two …

  • Asian American Studies Faculty Book Celebration

    Asian American Studies Faculty Book Celebration April 27, 4-5 PM Join four of our Asian American Studies faculty to celebrate the exciting books that they published this year — including books by Leslie Bow, Lori …

  • #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…

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2022 Amy Ling Yellow Light Award Winners Announced