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Asian American Studies
Welcome to Asian American Studies
Welcome to the Asian American Studies program at California State University, Sacramento! We are an academic program that is meeting the needs of a dynamic and growing community. The program's dedicated faculty is nationally recognized for their teaching skills, scholarly activities, and community service.
Ethnic Studies developed from the student activism of African Americans, Chicanos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans under the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) in 1968-69, the longest student strike in U.S. history. The activist demands of the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) included Third World Colleges with full autonomy over hiring and retaining faculty and administrators of color and curriculum development. The Asian American Studies program continues the legacy of Ethnic Studies to achieve the original demands of TWLF. The program's curriculum is grounded in the discipline of Ethnic Studies and Asian American Studies that provide students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills to analyze contemporary race and racism alongside pertinent issues that impact Asian American communities in relation to other racial and immigrant groups. The program also focuses on community engagement and agency toward social change while helping students apply their knowledge in the community.
Major Concentration & Minor
BA in Ethnic Studies (Asian American Studies)
Minor in Asian American Studies
Meet the Faculty
Bao Lo, Ph.D., Director of Asian American Studies
Timothy Fong, Ph.D., Professor
William Gow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Wendi Yamashita, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Gregory Yee Mark, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor
Please contact Dr. Bao Lo, Program Director, for Asian American Studies advising. She can be reached at 916-278-6646, email@example.com
Asian American Studies Courses
ETHN 113 - Asian American Communities
ETHN 123 - Asian Americans in Media and Popular Culture
Recent Faculty Publications & Interviews
"Student documentary showcase focuses on Asian Pacific Islanders grappling with pandemic, rise in hate crimes"
Featuring faculty and students of the Asian American Studies program
"Leadership, determination and advocacy: Meet The Sacramento Bee’s 2022 AAPI Change Makers"
Interview featuring Timothy P. Fong, Ph.D.
Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders: A Historical Community Overview
Gregory Yee Mark, Wendi Yamashita, and Maritess Masulit
Student and Alumni Spotlight
Asian Pacific Islander American Research and Resource Center
Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Student Center
Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Faculty and Staff Association
Community Partners and Resources
OCA Sacramento - Asian Pacific American Advocates