ASAM is excited to announce a new podcast on Asian American Studies Program history in partnership with The University of Pennsylvania Asian Alumni Network (UPAAN.) Through the ASAM-UPAAN Podcast, we hope to document the oral history of the ever-changing, multifaceted APA experience on Penn's campus across generations, as well as to share and highlight our alumni's stories, both from their time on campus as well as from their lives after graduation.
Listen to the UPAAN x ASAM25 Podcast
Please find the trailer here!
Episode 1: "This Asian American Studies Life"
Tsiwen Law, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School alum L'84 was only an 18 year old freshman at UC Berkeley when the Third World Liberation Front protests started in 1969.
Listen to him describe how the idea of the Asian American identity arose out of the antiwar movement in the 60s.
Episode 2: "Planting seed for a harvest"
In this second episode of the UPAAN podcast mini-series celebrating the Asian American Studies program at Penn (ASAM), we look at the early years of the Penn ASAM program, from the student and faculty activism to establish the program in 1996, to a budget cut crisis in 2008.
Episode 3: "A story about ourselves"
In this third episode of the UPAAN podcast mini-series celebrating the Asian American Studies program at Penn (ASAM), we hear from four students (or recent students) of the ASAM program about how the classes they took in Asian American Studies helped them process and develop their relationship with their Asian American identity.