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AAS Major Mariah Manibusan Named College Hood Recipient

The College of Ethnic Studies named AAS major Mariah Manibusan has its hood recipient to represent her undergraduate class at commencement. As a peer mentor for SF State’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Services Office, Mariah Manibusan has been honored as Resident Assistant of the Year two years in a row. She founded the first Residential Housing Association Asian American and Pacific Islander organization in the United States.  Upon graduation, Manibusan plans to work with nonprofit groups serving the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

Hundreds Come to Hear MacArthur Fellows Viet Nguyen and An-My Le

Over seven hundred students, faculty, and community members attended the public conversation between MacArthur Fellows Viet Nguyen and An-my Le on February 19, 2019 at SF State. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Black Student Union/Third World Liberation Front student strike that established ethnic studies, Nguyen and Le spoke about how their work has been transformed by memory, war, trauma, and social movements.

AAS in Focus: AAS Across the Disciplines

Join Asian American Studies in Focus, our research colloquium where we feature cutting-edge research in AAS. This spring semester, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of AAS by highlighting faculty in other departments at SF State. Their work demonstrates how AAS has flourished not only in our department, but across campus. Meetings are the 3rd Fridays of the month at noon, in EP 116.

AAS Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the BSU/TWLF Student Strike

Asian American Studies commemmorated the 50th Anniversary of the Black Student Union and Third World Liberation Front strike. Beginning in November 6, 1968, the strike lasted five months, shut down the campus, and eventually won the founding of the College of Ethnic Studies. In this photo, students from Denman Middle School and Balboa High School learn from student strikers.