Last week’s attack on an eighteen-year-old IU student reminds us that anti-Asian acts are not one-off events or a distant problem, but rather belong to broader pattern of American racism. As a result, AAPI Hoosiers continue to find themselves being targeted. The Asian American Studies Program calls on IUB students, faculty, and staff to stand by their AAPI colleagues and neighbors, to speak out against racist statements, to combat racist actions, and to be active allies.
Preparation for our globalizing world
Our program’s overarching goal is to prepare students for the promise and challenges of the 21st century through innovative teaching and research. We offer an undergraduate minor, relevant and engaging classes, and an interdisciplinary community for graduate students who share an interest in our field.
Gain analytic + intercultural skills
By offering an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the big questions of today, our courses equip students with a range of analytical tools to navigate the complex changes taking place in Indiana, the United States, and the world.
A supportive community
We are a small program with a nationally prominent faculty and dedicated teaching staff. The intimate size of our program allows you to work closely with mentors to pursue the research and creative activity of your choosing.
Past, Present, and Future
Learn more about the national, regional, and campus events that led to the creation of IU’s Asian American Studies program.