Daniel Cseh Fulbright Visting Student Researcher from Hungary studying with Professor Ueunten

Daniel Cseh is a Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher from Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary currently working with AAS Professor Ueunten. He is conducting research on the exclusion and incarceration of persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II for his PhD dissertation. He is a PhD student at the Modern and Contemporary World History Doctoral Program at ELTE. He also teaches courses on American History at both the Modern and Contemporary World History and at the American Studies Department at ELTE.

Juanita Tamayo Lott: From SFSU undergrad to Demographer/Statistician on Friday March 18th from 1:00-2:30pm, EP 116

Event Date: 
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Event Location: 
EP 116

Juanita Tamayo Lott  has lectured and written on demographic changes for 40 years for both public and scholarly audiences in the United States and abroad. In 2008, Mrs. Lott retired from the federal statistical system with service in the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Education Statistics, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and the Committee on National Statistics, National Academy of Sciences all in Washington, D.C.

AAS Major Vanessa Li Wins CAAMFest 2016 Student Award

AAS major, Vanessa Li, was recently awarded a AT&T Student Film Award  for her co-direction of, Do Not Think For a Moment, featured at CAAMFest 2016.  Do Not Think For a Moment,  is a short experimental documentary that follows three Asian American queer women who share their experiences, frustrations and identity amid the backdrop of San Francisco’s Castro District and other neighborhoods.  This film is co-directed by Vanessa Li, Vivian Wang and Adria Siu.  This film was Li's final project in AAS 514: Community Arts Workshop.

Book talk and discussion with author Karen Ishizuka, Serve the People-Making Asian America in the Long Sixties, April 4th, 12:30pm, LIB 121

Event Date: 
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Event Location: 
Library 121 (Events Room) J. Paul Leonard Library SFSU

Race and Resistance Studies and Asian American Studies are both  co-sponsoring a book talk with author, Karen Ishizuka, who has recently written Serve the People-Making Asian America in the Long Sixties. Ishizuka conducted 120 interviews to piece together a vivid illustration of the Asian American Movement. Come by LIB 121 on April 4th from 12:30-2pm to hear about Karen ishizuka's new book. 

Book Talk and Discussion with Erika Lee on Saturday March 26, 1:00pm, CHSA

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 1:00pm
Event Location: 
CHSA Museum in the Main Gallery, 965 Clay Street San Francisco, CA 94108

Author/historian Erika Lee will discuss her new critically accliamed book "Making of Asian America". There will be a brief Q&A at the end of the session. Books will be on sale and light refreshments will be served.  

Book Talk with Author Tony Robles, "Cool Don't Live Here No More: A Letter to San Francisco," Tuesday, March 30 , 6:15pm, SFPL

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 6:15pm
Event Location: 
Latinos/Hispanic Rms A & B San Francisco Public Main Library 100 Larkin St.

Tony Robles author of two books, Lakas and the Manilatown Fish and Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel as well co-editor Poor Magazine will read from and talk about his new book Cool Don't live Here No More: A Letter to San Francisco. 

Sponsored by the San Francisco Public Main Library and co-sponsored by the Asian American Studies Department at SFSU.

AAS Faculty & Students Involved in Annual TTT

TACT (The Association of Chinese Teachers) held its annual TTT (Teachers Teaching Teachers) on January 30. Involved in the planning and presentations were AAS faculty Lorraine Dong and Jeannie Woo (who serve on TACT's Curriculum Committee), and MA Student Katie Quan. Seventy-plus K-12 teachers attended to review over 200 APIA books put together by the Curriculum Committee. Some AAS 512 students were also present and met former MA student Jordan Loey who is now teaching history at Lincoln High School.

AAS Welcomes New Lecturers

Asian American Studies welcomes new lecturers for Spring 2016.

They include the following new lecturers:

Simmy Makhijani, Ph.D., AAS 540  South Asians in the U.S.

Judy Tan, Ph.D., AAS 591 Asian American Community Health

Justin Woodard,  M.A., Doctoral Candidate in Education,   AAS 301  Asian American of Mixed Heritage