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Welcome to the Asian American Studies Program & Center at Hunter College. We are proud to offer CUNY's largest undergraduate program in AAS, recently serving 1100 students. Please check out our many diverse course offerings."  Spring 2022 Asian American Studies Program Schedule of Classes. Take a brand new course ASIAN 49000 - Immigration Policy with AAS Director and Prof. Vivian Louie! Check out the flyer here!

Congratulations to Devashish Basnet, Hunter College '22, & minor in Asian American Studies - Basnet has been named a 2022 Rhodes Scholar and is only the second student in the history of Hunter College to receive a Rhodes. Read more about Basnet's journey from Nepal to the United States and his amazing accomplishments here

November 17th (WED) @ 4 p.m. ET  Why BTS and K-Pop Should Matter to Asian Americans

RSVP to join Hunter's Asian American Studies on Nov. 17 (Wed) at 4 p.m. ET for an exciting discussion with Yale Sociologist Grace Kao about how BTS' worldwide visibility - and public stands on BLM, racial solidarity, and gender identity -- affect images of Koreans and Asians, and the identities of Asian Americans. For more details check out the flyer here!

October 20th (WED) @ 5PM Arts & Activism: Reflections from Curtis Chin and Bino Realuyo

RSVP to join Hunter's Asian American Studies on Oct 20 (Wed) at 5 p.m. ET  for an exciting discussion of Arts & Activism: Reflections from Curtis Chin, award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker, and acclaimed novelist Bino Realuyo.  For more details check out our flyer here!  

Minors, apply to our Asian American Studies Program Scholarship. Deadline November 29th, 2021 (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

November 16, 2021

In memory of Mary Li Hsu, alumnus of the Hunter Graduate School of Social Work. A leader in Asian American communities and in student affairs at Yale (Class of 1980), BMCC and Hunter College. She was a kind, inspiring and dedicated advocate, leader and mentor, especially to first generation college students.  See tribute

Asian American Studies at Hunter College (Fall 2021)

We recognize that education is more important than ever. This is especially true during these challenging times of anti-Asian hate. We highlight the work of our director, faculty affiliates, and adjunct faculty in Asian American Studies at Hunter College along with our Hunter students and alumni. We are proud to have offered two community trainings in responding to Anti-Asian harassment. See some of our recorded events. 


Director, Vivian Louie


Research Article

Quoted In

Featured in Podcasts and Webinars


Faculty Affiliates in Education, Social Work, Urban Policy & Planning and Sociology


Adjunct Faculty 


Our Alumni  


Our Students 


For more information, see our full list of Faculty and Affiliates


Additional Work from our Faculty and Affiliates

Higher Education and Faculty of Color

Vivian Louie Moving It Forward: The Power of Mentoring, and How Universities Can Confront Institutional Barriers Facing Junior Researchers of Color

Immigrant Labor

Seo, J. Y., Chao, Y.-Y., & Strauss, S. M. (2019). Work-related symptoms, safety concerns, and health service utilization among Korean and Chinese nail salon workers in the greater New York City area.Asian Pacific Journal of Public Health, 31(3), 199-209.

Seo, J. Y., Chao, Y.-Y., Yeung, K. M., & Strauss, S. M. (2019). Factors influencing health service utilization among Asian immigrant nail salon workers in the Greater New York City area.Journal of Community Health, 44(1), 1-11.


Magpantay, Glenn. TIGER: A Sustainable Model for Building LGBTQ AAPI Community, 30 Asian Amer. Pol'y Rev. 5 (2020) (Harvard J.F.K. School of Government)


Christopher Lin


Constance DeJong: Digital Constellations, Hunter College, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery, New York, NY, 2020

 Earthly Delights, Good Naked Gallery, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY, 2020

Hibernation, The Royal at the Royal Society of American Art, Brooklyn, NY, 2020

Choreography for an Unfamiliar Here, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2021



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