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 surround 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 varies 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.




Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a Vietnamese American novelist. His novel The Sympathizer (2015)is a New York Times bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, among other prizes, and made it to over thirty book-of-the-year lists. His other books are Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction), Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America, and a short story collection, The Refugees (2017). He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He is a critic at large for the Los Angeles Times and has written for the New York Times, Time, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and other venues.

March 21

7:00 PM

Gasson Hall, Room 100

Lauren Wilwerding (lauren.wilwerding@bc.edu)