"I chose to pursue an Asian American Studies minor at Ohio State initially because I wanted to learn more about Chinese American culture, which is part of my ethnic background. What I quickly learned is that Asian American history is way more complex than I initially expected – I find it incredibly interesting that such a diverse body of people exist within one racial category in America.”

-Lily Wang


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May 6, 2020

Asian American Studies is pleased to announce Professor Jian Chen, Julianna Crame, Mia Cariello, Molly Jasina, and Matthew Urwin as the recipient of Asian American Studies Awards.

May 7, 2019

On Wednesday, April 17th, the Center for Ethnic Studies celebrated the end of the school year by recognizing the work of faculty and students in our programs. Two students in Asian American…

April 17, 2019
Presented by the OSU Student Life Multicultural Center, and co-sponsored by The Center for Ethnic Studies, Dolores Huerta visited campus on March 21st. Huerta, a civil rights activist and community…
February 5, 2019

Affirmative Action on Trial
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
Nosker Burgee Room, Nosker House, Room 100

Creating Racial Wedges: Affirmative Action on Trial examined the Harvard…

People Directory

Melinda Dang
Undergraduate Student, College of Public Health Sociology specialization
Jian Chen
Program Director, Asian American Studies; Associate Professor, Departments of English and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Film Studies Program
Pranav Jani
Program Director, Asian American Studies; Associate Professor, Department of English
Martin Joseph Ponce
Associate Professor, Department of English