AAS Faculty & Students present at the National Association of Ethnic Studies Conference

AAS faculty and students present the following papers at the National Association of Ethnic Studies Conference held March 23-25, 2017 at  San Francisco State University:


Developing Culturally Relevant and Community Responsive Leaders 

Arlene Daus-Magbual

Angelica Faustino

Allen Ocampo

Robert Bisquera

Shannon Deloso

Lorenzo Escalante

Deodor Tronco


Transracial & Transnational Adoptee Wellness through Digital, Local, and Global Culture and Community-Making

Kira Donnell


AAS Faculty speak at SFUSD School Board Meeting

On January 24, the San Francisco Unified School District board voted unanimously to rescind San Francisco’s anti-Asian school policies dating as far back as 1871, all of which have never been rescinded. Commissioners Emily M. Murase and Stevon Cook co-presented the resolution with community support and speakers from TACT (The Association of Chinese Teachers), the Association of Asian American Administrators (AAAA), the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS), and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL).

Square and Circle Club Internship Award Application Due Friday, February 10


The Square and Circle Club Civic Engagement Internship Program is pleased to offer a total of $1,000 in stipends for Spring 2017 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);

Eric Mar, former SF Board of Supervisor, to teach Asian American Communities & Public Policy

Eric Mar, a former member of the SF Board of Supervisors from 2008-2016, will be teaching AAS 595 Asian American Communities and Public Policy this Spring 2017. In addition to his work as a SF Board of Supervisor, he is also the past President of the SF Board of Education where he served from 2000-2008. He taught Ethnic Studies and Asian American Studies at SFSU from 1992-2008 and returns to the classroom bursting with lessons, insights and stories about law, public policy, and local, regional, state and federal government.  

Participate in an ASPIRE Learning Community this Spring 2017


ASPIRE is a collaboration between the Asian American Studies [] department and the Student Affairs & Enrollment Management [] cabinet area. ASPIRE has been designed to address and promote college access and success by identifying and removing institutional barriers for high-need Asian American and Pacific Islander students.