In 1968, AAS faculty were active community members, contributing to the founding of the College of Ethnic Studies and the AAS department and TWLF strikers. Today, AAS faculty continue the legacy of our founding strikers by serving as teacher-scholars, mentors, community leaders and social activists.

Our instructional faculty consists of seventeen ladder-rank members and many lecturers. Our faculty teach the culture, history and lived experiences of diverse Asian American communities, including Asian American women, LGBTQIA+, Asian Americans, Asian immigrants, Chinese Americans, Pinays/Pinoys, Japanese Americans & Nikkei, Korean Americans, South Asian American & Desi, Southeast Asian Americans (Cambodian and Vietnamese), Asian Americans of Mixed Heritage & transracial adoptees, and those with identities intersecting Latinx, Indigenous, SWANA, African American and other communities.

In addition, their professional qualifications represent a diverse range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary specialization — Asian area studies, education, ethnic studies, fine arts, gender studies, history, law, literature, public/community health, religious studies and social and behavioral sciences (anthropology, economics, sociology, psychology, etc.). 

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