IU AAST Timeline Digital Exhibit
This timeline documents national, regional, and Indiana University events that led to the creation of Indiana University Bloomington’s (IUB) Asian American Studies (AAST) program and its activities through 2020, Indiana University’s Bicentennial Year. National and regional events influence decisions made locally. We include these three levels of history to provide the fuller context of IUB AAST’s origin story and trajectory. This timeline recounts how Asian American Studies has grown from its activist roots into a public-facing interdisciplinary field willing to question, adapt, and re-imagine solutions to contemporary social issues.