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- The Department of Asian American Studies seeks an assistant, associate, or full professor with interdisciplinary expertise in Health Humanities and/or Environmental Justice. The general areas of specialization include poverty, inequality, housing discrimination; health disparities, medical racism,... Read full story Department of Asian American Studies Seeks New Faculty Member
- The Asian American Studies department is celebrating its faculty member, Dr. Maryam Kashani, on her new book release. Prof. Kashani is a filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies here at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Well-known for... Read full story Dr. Maryam Kashani's Newest Publication Released this Month
- Congratulations to AAS Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow Vivian Yan-Gonzalez for the publication of her new article in the Washington Post! Read the article on the Washington Post's website. Read full story Article by AAS Postdoctoral Fellow Vivian Yan-Gonzalez Published in the Washington Post
AAS 100: Intro to Asian American Studies
Interdisciplinary introduction to the basic concepts and approaches in Asian American Studies. Surveys the various dimensions of Asian American experiences including history, social organization, literature, arts, and politics.
AAS 200: US Race and Empire
Invites students to examine histories and narratives of U.S. race and empire, drawing upon multiple theoretical and methodological works in Asian American studies and related fields.
AAS 215: US Citizenship Comparatively
Examines the racial, gendered, and sexualized aspects of US citizenship historically and comparatively. Interdisciplinary course taught from a humanities perspective. Readings draw from critical legal studies, history, literature, literary criticism, and ethnography.
AAS 300: Theories of Race, Gender and Sexuality
Explores theories for performing interdisciplinary, intersectional and comparative studies within the field of Asian American studies. Follows multiple genealogies of critical work in ethnic and American studies.