Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

Affiliation:   Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Brief Profile:   The Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program, one of the programs under the Department of Ethnic Studies, is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of historical and contemporary experiences of Asian-ancestry groups in local, national, and global contexts. Asian American is a pan-ethnic term designating a racialized population made up of various groups of Asian ancestry, and encompassing both the foreign-born and the U.S.-born. As initially constituted as a component of the emergent field of ethnic studies in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Asian American Studies program centered on domestic U.S. concerns. It continues to be part of a national activist effort to increase the political, economic and cultural representation of people of color in American life, more specifically, to improve the educational relevance and ethnic diversity of institutions of higher learning.

Contact Address:   Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Department of Ethnic Studies 506 Barrows Hall #2570 Berkeley, CA 94720-2570 (510) 643-0796 (510) 642-6456 fax


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