University of Connecticut. Asian american studies institute

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Founded in 1993, the Asian American Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut is a leading East Coast multidisciplinary research and teaching program that reflects the heterogeneity of both Asian American Studies and Asian America. Although the primary focus of the Institute is upon experiences of people of Asian ancestry in America, attention is also given to the study of Asia, since Asian informs the Asian American Experience. This transnational orientation is reflected through the Institute's research initiatives, teaching, and community outreach. The institute encourages students to explore the ways in which race, gender, and class are shaped though immigration histories, social inequalities, changing global dynamics and shifting border politics. The Asian American Studies Institute has nationally recognized holdings on the Japanese American Internment and the Fred Ho Collection. The Institute has proudly hosted a number of national initiatives (including "East of California," "History and Politics of Filipino Americans," and a conference focused on Nepali Women). The Institute's commitment to community engagement is apparent in its programming, such as the annual Nazrul Conference and "Day of Remembrance" Lecture.

From the description of Asian American Studies Institute records, undated, 1997-2010. (University of Connecticut). WorldCat record id: 730450355

Founded in 1993, the Asian American Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut is a leading East Coast multidisciplinary research and teaching program that reflects the heterogeneity of both Asian American Studies and Asian America. Although the primary focus of the Institute is upon experiences of people of Asian ancestry in America, attention is also given to the study of Asia, since Asian informs the Asian American Experience. This transnational orientation is reflected through the Institute’s research initiatives, teaching, and community outreach. The institute encourages students to explore the ways in which race, gender, and class are shaped though immigration histories, social inequalities, changing global dynamics and shifting border politics.

The Asian American Studies Institute has nationally recognized holdings on the Japanese American Internment and the Fred Ho Collection . The Institute has proudly hosted a number of national initiatives (including "East of California," "History and Politics of Filipino Americans," and a conference focused on Nepali Women). The Institute’s commitment to community engagement is apparent in its programming, such as the annual Nazrul Conference and "Day of Remembrance" Lecture.

The Institute offers a minor in Asian American Studies and cross-list courses with several departments. Detailed information about the Institute and its activities and programs is available on the Institute website .

From the guide to the University of Connecticut, Asian American Studies Institute Records, undated, 1997-2010., (Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries)

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