Welcome to Asian American Studies

Asian American Studies Classes Available: Spring 2015

Classes start on January 26th, and as of the 23rd, there are still Asian American Studies classes with open seats. They are the following:

  • AAS 210-05, History of Asians in the United States. T/TH 2:10-3:25pm, Woo
  • AAS 210-06, History of Asians in the United States. M/W 12:35-1:50pm Fischer
  • AAS 211-01, Contemporary Asian Americans. T/TH 11:00-12:15pm  Jeung
  • AAS 211-02, Contemporary Asian Americans. T  4:10-6:55pm  Woo
  • AAS 212-01, 212-02, Asian Americans and Mass Media  T 4:10-6:55pm & W 4:10-6:55pm  Dong
  • AAS 213.02 & AAS 213.03    Asian American Ideals and Institutions ,  M/W, 9:35-10:50am & M/W 11:10-12:25pm,  Fung

  • AAS 214.01, Second Year Written Composition: Asian American Studies, M/W 2:10-3:25pm, Fischer

  • AAS 214.02, Second Year Written Composition: Asian American Studies, T.Th 8:10-9:25am,  Lawrence

  • AAS 216.02  Introduction to Asian American Literature,   T/TH  2:10-3:25pm,  Sudhakar

  • AAS 218-02, Asian American Culture. M/W 11:00-12:15pm   Tintiangco-Cubales
  • AAS 218-03, Asian American Culture. TH  4:10-6:55pm  Fisher
  • AAS 301-01, Asian Americans of Mixed Heritages, T/TH 9:35-10:50am  Dariotis
  • AAS 372-01, Vietnamese American Literature. M/W 11:00-12:15pm Pelaud
  • AAS 373-01, Vietnamese American Identities. M  4:10-6:55pm Pelaud
  • AAS 582-01, Asian American Women's Literature and the Arts. M/W 2:10-3:25pm  Pelaud
  • AAS 681-01, Asian American Community Changes and Development . M 4:10-6:55pm  Pido
  • AAS 697-01, Proseminar in Asian American Studies. T/TH 12:35-1:50pm  Dariotis

See the full class schedule for more information of these classes. 

Welcome Back AAS Majors and Minors

AAS majors and minors are invtied to snacks and refreshments on Monday January 26 & Tuesday January 27, 2015  from 1:00-3:00pm in EP 116.  

Come meet Asian American Studies faculty and other Asian American studies majors/minors.  Majors/minor advisors will also be be in attendance.  Students interested in minoring and majoring in AAS are also encouraged to attend.

News and Updates Last Updated: January 13, 2015

AAS Faculty in the News & Updates: January 2015


Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales has been featured in several news stories on the importance of institutionalizing Ethnic Studies courses  in local San Francisco  high schools including the. following Balitang America; Los Angeles Times; Mission LocalSanta Cruz Sentinel;  San Francisco Examiner;  San Jose Mercury News

Isabelle Pelaud's co-edited anthology Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora   was named to the 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic titles. This prestigious list reflects the best titles reviewed by Choice in the past year and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community.  They were chosen for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contributions to their fields, and their valuable treatment of the subject matter.

Betty Kano's art work is being exhibited at the Berkeley City Hall throughout 2015. For more information on the exhibit, please see these links: http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/civic-center-art-exhibition/ and http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/current/

Valerie Soe has received a $8,000  Individual Artists Commissions grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission.  Through a competitive peer panel review process, the SFAC granted Valerie Soe an award for her film, Love Boat: Taiwan. 

Anantha Sudhakar received the 2015-2016 Presidential Award for Professional Development.

Laura Lai Scholarship/Student Assistantship Applications Now Available


The Asian American Studies Department (AAS) is pleased to announce two Laura Lai Scholarship/Student Assistantships to work on the “AAS K-12 Curriculum Project.” The students will receive a joint scholarship and student assistantship, with the respective amounts to be determined.


  • Must be a full-time SFSU student enrolled for a minimum of 7 units in Spring 2015.

Square and Circle Club's Engagement Internship Award Application Now Available


The Square and Circle Club Civic Engagement Internship Program is pleased to offer a total of $1,000 in stipends for Spring 2015 SFSU students enrolled in AAS 688. The purpose of these stipends is to support student volunteerism and service in the Asian American community. Please note the following stipulations:

1.     Interns must be full-time SFSU students (7+ units); preference will be given to AAS majors, minors, and MA students.

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