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to rescind San Francisco’s anti-Asian school policies dating as far back as 1871, all of which have never been rescinded.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.

Professor Russell Jeung's book talk on Wednesday, January 25 at Merced Library

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event Location: 
155 Winston Drive, San Francisco

Professor Russell Jeung speaks about his new memoir "At Home in Exile"  at the Merced Branch of the San Francisco Public LIbrary on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 7:00-8:30pm.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Merced Branch, 155 Winston Dr. (at 19th Ave.)

Sponsored by the Merced Branch of the San Francisco Public Library and the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University

Professor Mai-Nhung Le presents her study on unmet needs of cancer survivors

On November 17, 2016, Professor Mai-Nhung Le presented her study on "Unmet needs of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders cancer survivors" at the annual UCSF/SFSU Asian American Health Research Roundtable.

Sponsored by the Asian American Studies Department and by the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH) at the University of California, San Francisco, SFSU faculty working on Asian American health issues presented their research at a roundtable at SFSU.

The presenters included: