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  • jon jungJon Jang: A Lecture-Performance at UMBC

    Join us for the inaugural event of UMBC’s Asian & Asian American Faculty & Staff Council A Lecture and Performance with Musician-Activist Jon Jang Thursday • 6 April 2017 • 6:30PM UMBC Music Box • PAHB 151 Free and open to the public Information: Lecture: “The Sounds of Struggle: read more

  • TED x UMD think big event imageTEDxUMD – Mimi Khúc: The Revolution is in the Heart

    Dear AAST Students: We invite you to attend the TEDxUMD event on February 18, 2017 from 1-6pm. One of the featured speakers is AAST instructor Dr. Mimi Khuc (speaking at 4:20pm). For more information, please visit the TEDxUMD website. Mimi Khúc: The Revolution is in the Heart We know that read more

  • Maintaining Native Identity and Connections

    Join award-winning, internationally touring performers for a traditional Hawaiian welcome chant and intimate discussion focused on maintaining native identities and a sense of community away from the ancestral home. Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:00pm The Crossland Room (Stamp)

  • Internalized Oppression: The Tie That Binds Us?

    Join Dr. EJ David from the University of Alaska Anchorage for a talk on the manifestations and implications of internalized oppression as felt and experience by various communities. Tuesday, November 15, 2016 5:00-6:30pm Margaret Brent B Room (Stamp 2112) See Facebook Event

  • K-Pop Confidential: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About K-Pop

    Join Dr. Crystal Anderson from Longwood University for a talk on little-known aspects of the K-Pop (Korean Pop Music) genre, including how K-Pop relates to African American and Asian American identity and culture. Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:30PM – 1:45PM Benjamin Banneker Room (Stamp 2212) See Facebook Event

  • Elevate: AAPI Data Challenge (Submission Deadline: September 5, 2016)

    The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), which is housed within the Department of Education, and University of California, Riverside ( are sponsoring this challenge to hear from the public about novel approaches to analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data about AAPIs, particularly data that are broken read more

  • Introducing Asian American Studies Postdoctoral Fellow K. Anh Do

    The Asian American Studies Program welcomes postdoctoral fellow Anh Do to the University of Maryland! Anh’s focus is on working with people to promote healthy families and communities by recognizing and developing their strengths.  She believes that every person deserves a healthy environment to live in and to thrive.  Anh brings an interdisciplinary perspective with her read more

  • Asian American Studies Program Shares in $500K National Science Foundation Grant for Extensive Survey of Asian Americans in the United States

    Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, but despite their rapid growth and remarkable diversity, Asian Americans remain an understudied group whose experiences and attitudes are not reflected in national polls. To address this gap, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a multi-campus team of researchers, including the read more

  • New Fall 2016 Class! Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies; Asian American Identity, Families, and Communities

    This course provides students with an understanding of the ecological influences on Asian American psychological well-being. It begins with the individual, covering topics relating to various social identities pertaining to Asian Americans. Moving outward, it highlights family and peer relationships. At the community and cultural level, the course focuses on read more

  • Welcome Back, UMD Students! (Free T-shirts 1st Week of Classes)

    The Asian American Studies Program welcomes students to the University of Maryland! Be sure to stop by the AAST office to pick up a free swag to start off your semester. We are located in 2117 Susquehanna Hall (behind the South Campus Diner). If you would like to receive email read more