Welcome to the Asian American Studies Program

The Asian American Studies Program supports courses and programs that highlight the complex experiences of Americans of Asian ancestry. In courses, students learn about the extensive critical work that surrounds the understanding of this fast-growing, complex, and important population. Students also gain opportunities to work with faculty whose research is focused on this topic from a variety of perspectives, and participate in thinking about how knowledge is connected to social justice issues that include and go beyond issues related to this group. Programs include sponsorship of speakers, events, and student activities.

For more information about the program, please contact the director Min Hyoung Song.

 

 

Events

Ricco Villanueva Siasoco Reads from The Foley Artist

Ricco Villanueva Siasoco Reads from The Foley Artist

Ricco Villanueva Siasoco is a writer, educator, and activist. He is thrilled to return to Boston College, where he taught writing and literature for a decade. Ricco has received fellowships from The Center for Fiction, Lambda Literary, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is a board member of Kundiman, a national literary organization dedicated to Asian American literature. He is currently completing his doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University, where his research interests are anti-racist education, critical pedagogy, and Asian American Studies. Ricco lives in Los Angeles, where he is the Director of Equity and Inclusion at The Chadwick School. The Foley Artist, a short story collection, is his first book. Author Alexander Chee calls it "a collection like a circus of daredevils . . . a bravura debut."
 

November 13

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Devlin Hall, 101

Contact
Elizabeth Graver (elizabeth.graver@bc.edu)

Ricco Villanueva Siasoco Reads from The Foley Artist

Ricco Villanueva Siasoco Reads from The Foley Artist

Ricco Villanueva Siasoco is a writer, educator, and activist. He is thrilled to return to Boston College, where he taught writing and literature for a decade. Ricco has received fellowships from The Center for Fiction, Lambda Literary, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is a board member of Kundiman, a national literary organization dedicated to Asian American literature. He is currently completing his doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University, where his research interests are anti-racist education, critical pedagogy, and Asian American Studies. Ricco lives in Los Angeles, where he is the Director of Equity and Inclusion at The Chadwick School. The Foley Artist, a short story collection, is his first book. Author Alexander Chee calls it "a collection like a circus of daredevils . . . a bravura debut."

November 13

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Devlin Hall, 101

Contact
Elizabeth Graver

Fiction Days presents Min Jin Lee: Pachinko

Fiction Days presents Min Jin Lee: Pachinko

Min Jin Lee is the author of Pachinko (2017) and Free Food for Millionaires (2007). She has received fellowships in Fiction from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard, and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and holds an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Monmouth College. Her writing appears in The New Yorker, NPR's Selected Shorts, and One Story amongst other publications. Lee is currently a writer-in-residence at Amherst College. In addition, she serves as a trustee of PEN America, and as a director of the Authors Guild.

Presented by the Lowell Humanities Series and cosponsored by the American Studies Program and the Asian American Studies Program.

March 25

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Gasson Hall, Room 100

Contact
Chandler Shaw