"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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January 28, 2021

From leading a rally against former President Donald Trump’s travel ban on Muslim countries at the Columbus airport in 2017 to spending his free time chanting Hindustani classical songs, Pranav…

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…

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Vera Brunner-Sung
Assistant Professor, Film/Video, Department of Theatre
Pranav Jani
Program Director, Asian American Studies; Associate Professor, Department of English
Marjorie Chan
Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Mytheli Sreenivas
Associate Professor, Departments of History and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies