"Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: 2014" Almost 100 students, faculty, staff, and community members attended the Adoption & Identity event November 13, a Crossing Borders Luncheon Dialogue with Devorah Goldstein and Kimberly McKee sponsored by Asian American Studies and OSU Hillel…. [more…] More than 100 attended the Racism and Violence After 9/11 event, a discussion forum cosponsored by the Asian American Studies program in response to trends of hate crimes and violent speech at OSU and against Asian American communities nationally.... Judy Wu was honored at the inaugural Ohio Asian Leaders & Legends Gala for her service and contributions as coordinator of Asian American Studies as well as a faculty in Departments of History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies... [more...] OSU

Welcome to The Ohio State University's Asian American Studies (AAS) website.


Asian American Studies (AAS) is an interdisciplinary and comparative field that explores the histories, cultures, and experiences of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the United States. As an integral component of the Diversity and Identity Studies Collective (DISCO), the AAS program focuses on the diversity of Asian American communities and cultural practices; develops intersectional approaches to the study of identity, power, and resistance; and considers a range of issues—such as immigration, citizenship, and imperialism—central to a critical understanding of our contemporary world. The program sponsors research workshops and cultural events, and offers an undergraduate minor that draws courses from various departments.