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.

AAS 372 hosts "She Who Has No Masters" poetry reading

Professor Isabelle Pelaud's class, "Vietnamese American Literature," worked with the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network to host the "She Who Has No Master(s)" poetry reading on May 5th and 6th. As part of the The United States of Asian America festival, students presented their own creative works alongside other, published poets, writers, and artists.

AAS Faculty Sweep Awards Ceremony!!

SF State AAS faculty swept the awards ceremony for the Filipino Section of the Assoc of Asian American Studies. Prof. Eric Pido won the Early Career Award, Prof. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales won the Mentorship Award, and Prof. Dan Gonzales won the Lifetime Achievement Award. Prof. Dawn Mabalon of the SF State History Dept won the Mid-Career Award. Pictured is Dr. Tintiangco-Cubales receiving her award

AAS hosts Alumni Reception

About 100 SF State Asian American Studies alumni gathered at the Chinese Culture Center on Fri, 3/30 for a reunion during the Assoc of Asian American Studies conference. So many alumni stepped up and gave back that now each student majoring in AAS will have a mentor. We also aim to provide stipended internshps for all students who are low-income or the first generation in college. Pictured here are former faculty and original TWLF strikers (From left to right: Dan Gonzales, Ben Kobashigawa, Juanita Tamayo-Lott, Laureen Chew, Linda Gonzales)