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SPRING 2019 NEWS

A few key updates:

1)      Our new assistant, Gabriel Galindez, is in Hunter West 1338 if you have questions. ggalinde@hunter.cuny.edu. Tel: 212 772 5660. Check AASP's office hours on the door of Hunter West 1338.

2)      Our Spring 2019 Class Schedule is posted below.

3)      We are accepting applications from AASP Minors for the AASP Scholarship through a generous gift from Dr. Robert E. Lee, Hunter College Class of 1965. Please see details below. 


SPRING 2019 CLASS SCHEDULE

Asians in the U.S. - ASIAN 21000 M,Th 11:10AM - 12:25PM, HN-C112 - An -- Tu,F 2:10PM - 3:45PM, HN-C112 - Ly -- Tu,F 3:45PM - 5:00PM, HW-412 - Louie -- Online (Two Course Offerings) - Wu

Asians in the US provides a critical introduction to Asian American history and contemporary experience, frequently omitted or marginalized in mainstream narratives about the origins and ongoing formation of the United States.

South Asian Women Literature ASIAN 22005 - Online - Qidwai

In South Asian Women Literature we will read South Asian women writers to examine how colonialism and nationalism have intersected with migration in the formation of the South Asian diaspora.

Filipino American Literature - ASIAN 22006 - Tu, F 9:45AM - 11:00AM, HN-C112 - Francia

The historical and social contexts in which Philippine-American literature has evolved and the diverse aesthetics and themes of individual writers, whether they developed in the Philippines or matured as writers in the United States.

Asian American Literature - ASIAN 22012 - Tu, F 12:45PM - 2:00PM, HN-C112, Qidwai

Asian American Literature examines literature, film, and critical essays by contemporary Asian American writers in order to explore "Asian America" as a contested category of ethnic and national identity.

Asian American Art - ASIAN 22500 - M, Th 1:10PM - 2:25PM, HN-C112, Lin -- F 5:40PM - 8:40PM, HN-C109, Jefferies

Asian American Art explores the social construction of Asian American identity in various genres: video art, prose, poetry, memoir, performance, and film.

Asian American Communities and Mental Health - ASIAN 23002- M,Th 9:45AM - 11:00AM, HN-C112, Yoon -- Tu,F 12:45PM - 2:00PM, HW1441, Liu

Asian American Communities and Mental Health is an introduction to the psychological experiences of Asian Americans, including the historical, sociopolitical, and cultural influences that shape personal and mental health.

Muslim Diasporas - ASIAN 33308 - Online - Qidwai

Muslim Diasporas is an interdisciplinary course that seeks to analyze the experiences of Muslims in "the west" historically and today.

Asian Pacific American Media - ASIAN 34001 - Tu, F 12:45PM - 2:00PM, HN-C103, Park

Asian American Pacific Media will explore and critically analyze representations of Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) in the media.

Asian American Civil Rights & Law - ASIAN 39002 - W 9:10AM - 12:00PM, HN-C108, Magpantay

Asian American Civil Rights & Law will explore civil rights jurisprudence through an analysis of the historical and contemporary experiences of Asian Americans.

Asian American Poetics - ASIAN 39018 - Tu, F 11:10AM - 12:25PM, HN C-112, Park

Asian American Poetics will provide a broud survey of contemporary poetry by Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) as well as examine assumptions and dominant narratives about APIA identity, culture, behavior, sexuality and history.

 


Through a generous gift from Dr. Robert E. Lee, Hunter College Class of 1965, the AASP is pleased to offer AASP minors these TWO important scholarship and grant opportunities, which support academic work and at the same time recognize students' ongoing commitments to advocating for local and national Asian American communities. 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION GUIDELINES

The AASP Undergraduate Scholarship is intended to support the academic and professional aspirations of Hunter College undergraduates with an AASP minor who intends to utilize their AASP course work to make positive change in local or national Asian American communities. Each student will be granted $1,000 - $2,000 per year ($1,000 if merit only; $2,000 if merit- and need-based). Questions? Please email aaspscholar@gmail.com. 

ELIGIBILITY 

  • Must be a 2nd or 3rd year AASP minor at Hunter College who has completed at least 6 credits (2 classes) of AASP course work with a minimum grade of B+ in both classes;
  • Must be a full-time matriculated student with an overall GPA of 3.0 with no outstanding INC grades;• Must have a record of contributing to Asian American community advocacy, on campus and/or in local Asian American communities.
  • Transfer students are eligible and encouraged to apply;  

APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • COVER PAGE: Full name, EMPL ID, and email address:
  • PAGE 1: Describe your personal history of academic or professional engagement with Asian American Studies and/or Asian American community advocacy. What motivates your commitment to Asian American Studies and/or community advocacy, and how has this work made a difference in your life?
  • PAGE 2: Please describe the issue of concern to you, why it matters in the broader context of your course work in Asian American Studies, and how you see your work as an AASP minor potentially impacting this issue in a positive way;
  • LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION: Letter from an AASP faculty member or community-based supervisor/colleague;
  • UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • • Email AASP Undergraduate Scholarship Applications to: aaspscholar@gmail.com with YOUR NAME and "SCHOLARSHIP" in the subject line.
  • • Please have your recommender email the letter to: aaspscholar@gmail.com with YOUR NAME and "LETTER" in the subject line. 

DEADLINE: MARCH 15TH, 2019


RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES

The AASP Undergraduate Research Grant is intended to encourage academic collaboration and mentorship between an AASP adjunct (part-time) faculty member and a student minoring in Asian American Studies at Hunter. Projects should be semester-long and can be discipline-specific or interdisciplinary, including both traditional research or creative projects. Each year, the Committee will recommend awards up to $1,000 for each faculty-student "team," who will then divide the grant award between them. Note: the AASP adjunct faculty member must have agreed in advance to this research project; the committee will not accept applications where the faculty member has not agreed to work with the student in question. Questions? Please email aaspscholar@gmail.com.

ELIGIBILITY 

  • Must be a 2nd or 3rd year AASP minor at Hunter College who has completed at least 6 credits (2 classes) of AASP course work with a minimum grade of B+ in both classes;
  • Must be a full-time matriculated student with an overall GPA of 3.0 with no outstanding INC grades;
  • Must have a record of contributing to Asian American community advocacy, on campus and/or in local Asian American communities.
  • Transfer students are eligible and encouraged to apply; 

APPLICATION MATERIALS

COVER PAGE

  1.  Full name, CUNY ID, email address;
  2. Faculty member's name & email address

2-PAGE RESEARCH PROPOSAL CO-AUTHORED BY THE STUDENT AND THEIR FACULTY RESEARCH MENTOR THAT OUTLINES:

 

  1. Title and one-paragraph description of research project;
  2. One-paragraph description of need for research or creative work addressing this subject and how findings/final project will be presented;
  3. One-paragraph rationale for student-faculty research collaboration (i.e. why are you working together?) and research methods that will be used;
  4. One-paragraph timeline for project, with specific details regarding how project is scaffolded, deadlines, and any pertinent information concerning realization and/or presentation of project. Will it be presented in a public setting, e.g. at the Hunter College Undergraduate Research Conference, or another academic setting?

 

 UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Email AASP Undergraduate Research Grant Applications to: aaspscholar@gmail.com with YOUR NAME and "RESEARCH GRANT" in the subject line. 

DEADLINE: MARCH 15TH 2019.

Abacus: Small Enough To Jail' Film Screening and Q&A Friday December 14th

Please join us for a free screening of Abacus: Small Enough to Jail at Hunter College, CUNY. The film tells the story of Abacus Federal Savings Bank in Chinatown, NYC. Owned by the Sung family, it was the only bank indicted for mortgage fraud in the 2008 financial crisis. From acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams and The Interrupters), the documentary follows the Sung family's fight to clear their name.

There will be a Q & A afterwards with Sung family members Chanterelle, Vera, and Jill. Panel to be moderated by Chris Kwok, Chair of Issues Committee, Asian American Bar Association of New York.

Event is open to the public. RSVP is required. Please bring ID to check in at the lobby.

EVENTBRITE: Bit.ly/abacus-18 

For additional information, please email: abacus.screening.hunter@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/199672927639462/


Welcome!

I am the new director of the Asian American Studies Program and look forward to connecting. Stay tuned for future updates to the program’s website.

Vivian Louie, Ph.D
Professor of Urban Policy and Planning
Director, Asian American Studies Program & Center
Hunter College, CUNY

vl923@hunter.cuny.edu 

 


Course Registration for Spring 2019 will begin on November 6, 2018. 

Check CUNYFirst for the most up-to-date information.

 


New York City Asian American Student Conference (NYCAASC) 


(NYCAASC) is accepting applications for the 2019 team! Be a part of a community of students who are passionate about empowering fellow Asian American students around issues of social justice, activism, identity, and more. 

NYCAASC is a day-long conference for students who are passionate about issues around Asian Americans. 

All info and links are available at nycaasc.com

General member application: bit.ly/nycaasc2019generalapp  

E-Board application: bit.ly/nycaasc2019eboardapp

 

List of committees and their responsibilities: bit.ly/nycaasc2019committees

If you have any questions or concerns about applying, email Richard (richard@nycaasc.com) and/or Julia (julia@nycaasc.com).



ARE YOU AN AASP MINOR?

APPLY NOW FOR AN AASP SCHOLARSHIP OR RESEARCH GRANT!


See

bit.ly/aasp_scholarship

 

 

GET INVOLVED WITH THE ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM AT HUNTER!

 

Hunter College AASP Minors at the 2012 New York City Asian American Student Conference at NYU

 

 

NEW ONLINE-ONLY VERSION OF ASIAN 210!

ASIAN 210 NOW AVAILABLE IN BOTH ONLINE-ONLY AND IN PERSON SECTIONS! NOTE THAT ONLINE-ONLY SECTIONS ARE LISTED AS 'TBA' IN CUNYFIRST: CLICK ON THE COURSE IN CUNYFIRST AND YOU WILL SEE THAT IT'S ONLINE-ONLY!

ABOUT THE AASP, THE HUNTER CORE, AND CUNYFIRST

MOST currently offered AASP courses satisfy the GER Pluralism & Diversity requirement as well as the new College Option that is part of Pathways. However, for students looking at the Schedule of Classes on CUNYfirst, there will be no mention of Pluralism & Diversity: courses will say that they satisfy either "College Option" or "Regular Liberal Arts." If you were an incoming student in Fall '13, you take courses under the so-called Hunter Core, but if you entered Hunter before fall '13, you still need to satisfy the old P&D that's part of the GER. All currently offered AASP courses will meet at least one of those requirements, so please visit our course listings for more information.

 

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