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Listen now: AAS Professor Lila Sharif on Imagine Otherwise Podcast
posted Wed, 31 May 2017 08:00:00 CDT

What does the rising popularity of the olive mean for global consumers, producers, and resisters? How do our intimate connections with food build memories and notions of place?

In Episode 39 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast, host Cathy Hannabach and guest Lila Sharif discuss the role of food in both transnational settler colonialism and resistance to it, how Lila uses the classroom to get students thinking about their own food histories, the complex dynamics of ethical consumerism and where we get our food, and decolonization as an embodied, everyday form of imagining otherwise.


AAS Professor Augusto Espiritu wins Excellence in Mentoring Award
posted Wed, 17 May 2017 08:00:00 CDT
Congratulations to Asian American Studies Professor, Dr. Augusto Espiritu for winning this year's Association of American Studies Excellence in Mentoring Award!
New AAS Grad course for Fall 2017: AAS 590 Militarized Violence & US Empire
posted Thu, 13 Apr 2017 08:00:00 CDT

New AAS Grad course for Fall with Prof A. Naomi Paik

You don't want to miss this one.....

This seminar examines the relationship between militarized violence and US empire. Given that the United States has not formally declared war since WWII, the course approaches the question of militarized violence broadly, to encompass not only warfare, but also the production of state sanctioned
and extra-state violence deployed against external enemies “over there” and internal enemies within US territory. Course description

AAS Professor Fiona Ngo Named Conrad Humanities Scholar
posted Sat, 09 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

Asian American Studies and Latino/Latina Studies Professor Fiona Ngo has been named a Conrad Humanities Scholar for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences for 2016-2021. The award recognizes mid-career scholars with the highest potential for continued achievement in the humanities fields.

AAS Professor Martin F. Manalansan wins Richard Yarborough Mentoring Award
posted Tue, 07 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT
Congratulations to Asian American Studies Professor, Dr. Martin Manalansan for winning this year's Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award!
The American Studies Association Minority Scholars Committee awards the Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award to honor a scholar who, like Richard Yarborough, demonstrates dedication to and excellence in mentoring underrepresented faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and/or college, university or high school students.


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