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Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania’s Program in Asian American Studies (ASAM).

ASAM aims to prepare students intellectually as well as socially for the opportunities and challenges of their future careers whatever industry or area they choose. ASAM was established in Fall 1996 as a result of collective student, faculty, and alumni action. We are one of a handful of Ivy League institutions with a course of study in this dynamic and growing field, and we recently celebrated our 25th Anniversary!

Events


Asian American Across the Disciplines with Rorng Sorn, Director of Immigrant Affairs and Language Access Services at Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (BHIDS)

Mar 13, 2024 at

McNeil 473

Asian American Across the Disciplines with Rorng Sorn, Director of Immigrant Affairs and Language Access Services at Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (BHIDS). Hosted by ASAM Lecturer 


Mental Health and Immigrants with Dr. Denise Ziya Berte, Director of Peaceful Family Project

Mar 13, 2024 at

McNeil 473

CLALSES present Dr. Denise Berte Ziya, Clinical Psychologist specialized in Trauma and Refugees, hosted by Fernando Chan Muy, Thomas O’Boyle Lecturer in Law at the Un


Asian American Across the Disciplines with Paige Joki, Esq., Staff Attorney, Education Law Center

Mar 14, 2024 at

SNF Paideia Program and Asian America Across the Disciplines Series Spring 2024 present Race and Education with Paige Joki, Esq., Staff Attorney, Education Law Center.


Food for Thought with Linda M. Pheng, Assistant Professor of Graduate School of Education

Mar 15, 2024 at

McNeil 473

Please join us for a Food for Thought with Linda M. Pheng, Assistant Professor of Graduate School of Education.


Food for Thought with Weirong Guo, Panda Express Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian American Studies

Mar 20, 2024 at

McNeil 473

Please join us for a Food for Thought with  Weirong Guo, Panda Express Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian American Studies, who will be offering the course "Gender, Work, and Family in Global Asias" during the spring semester 2024.


Asian America Across the Disciplines with Sāgar Kāmath, interdisciplinary artist

Mar 21, 2024 at

McNeil 473

Join Asian America Across the Disciplines with Sāgar Kāmath, interdisciplinary artist. Hosted by ASAM Senior Lecturer Dr.


Asian American Across the Disciplines with Cara McClellan, Director of the Advocacy for Racial and Civil Justice Clinic and Practice, Penn Associate Professor of Law, and Debbie Wei, Founding Member of Asian Americans United (AAU)

Mar 21, 2024 at

SNF Paideia Program and Asian America Across the Disciplines Series Spring 2024 present Race and Housing with Cara McClellan, Director of the Advocacy for Racial and Civil Justice Clinic and Practice Associate Professor of Law at Penn and Debbie Wei


Beyond Borders: Navigating the Currents of Transnational Activism and Solidarity Symposium

Mar 22, 2024 at

Arch 108

The Asian American Studies Program (ASAM) presents "Beyond Borders: Navigating the Currents of Transnational Activism and Solidarity”

Join us in person. Please RSVP here! 


The Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecture 2024 with Celeste Ng, bestselling and award-winning writer

Mar 27, 2024 at

McNeil Atrium, 2nd Floor

The Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecture 2024 with Celeste Ng.


Asian American Across the Disciplines with Taylor Pacheco, Esq., Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity

Mar 28, 2024 at

SNF Paideia Program and Asian America Across the Disciplines Series Spring 2024 present Race and Criminal Justice with Taylor Pacheco, Esq., Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity,