The Department of Asian American Studies will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a Gala Dinner at SF State on Saturday, April 20th. The keynote speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, graduated with a Black Studies degree from the college. To order tickets, go here
AAS will host APIAs Waking Up! Jump into Action to celebrate APIA Heritage Month on Sunday, April 28 12-3 pm. The free event, which will include games and crafts for all family members, will be held at the SF Main Library, 100 Larkin Street
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.
In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front Student Strike, the Department of Asian American Studies at SF State is pleased to host a "Night with MacArthur Fellows Viet Nguyen and An-My Le."
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.
SF State AAS celebrates the life of Prof. Dawn Mabulon on Saturday, October 6th from 4-9pm at the Student Life Events Center, 1 North Street. Prof Mabulon, a popular History professor at SF State, passed away suddenly on August 10, 2018 while on vacation with her family in Hawaii. We extend our deepest sympathies to her family, friends, and students.
AAS started with a bang this fall semester. ASPIRE's study hall is packed with students, and we honored over fifty majors and minors who made the honor roll this past spring.
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.
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
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)