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Current 2022 NEWS

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 2023 Asian American Studies Program Schedule of Classes

Still looking for a Spring 2023 course?

A few of our courses still have seats available, including the course below! Click here to view what we have!

Spring 2023 Course: ASIAN 49000 Immigration Policy -- One seat left!! We can add a few more seats if there's interest. 

Advanced Hunter undergrads, consider taking ASIAN 49000 Immigration Policy with Asian American Studies Director/Prof. Vivian Louie in Spring 2023. Taught in person on Th 5:30 PM - 7:20 PM Rm: W1640. Learn how Asian Americans and immigration and immigrant rights are a key part of American history and today’s contexts. This course is by permission only. Email with your EMPLID# to request consideration. 

Fulfills Pluralism and Diversity, Group B -- Cross-listed with URBS 40396. 

Harold Lui

The northeast corner of Walker and Centre Streets in lower Manhattan will be named "Harold Lui Way" in honor of the late Harold Lui - alumnus of Hunter College and Hunter Graduate School of Social Work, leading pioneer in NYC's Asian American, immigrant and Civil Rights communities and a kind, inspiring and dedicated advocate, leader and mentor. The dedication ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 10 at 12 noon at the northeast corner of Walker and Centre Streets. New York Times Obituary Harold Lui

Helen Zia Distinguished Lecturer in Asian American Studies & Deputy Director of the Asian American Studies Center

We are so excited to announce this Hunter College faculty position honoring Helen Zia, author, activist, journalist and leader in the Asian American Movement. We are seeking applicants here!

Asian American Minors Scholarship

Apply for the AAS Scholarship & Research Grant, two terrific opportunities! Deadline has been changed to Dec. 20th, 2022! Please click here for more info.

Brittany Moreno has been awarded the Hunter College Asian American Studies Scholarship (Fall 2022). In addition to Moreno's academic excellence, she has worked as a research assistant for “Seen, Heard, and Found,” conducting student interviews on how taking an Asian American Studies (AAS) course at Hunter College has impacted them. Moreno intends to apply what she has learned in AAS to work in human services to support AAPI communities. The AAS Undergraduate Scholarship for AASP Minors has been made possible thanks to a generous gift from Dr. Robert E. Lee, Hunter College Class of 1965.

October 18, 2022 (TUESDAY) at 2:00pm - 6:30pm EST Asian American Politics Today

Check out the video recording of this event with Director Vivian Louie, AAS professor Chris Kwok, journalist Rong Xiao Qing and political consultants Trip Yang and John Albert, New York City Council Member Sandra Ung (also a Hunter alum, Class of 1996), and The Race Epidemic Executive Producer Ron Wong. Introductions by Roosevelt House Public Policy Program Director Dr. Basil A. Smikle Jr. and Pres. Jennifer Raab.

June 2022

Congratulations to our graduating Asian American Studies minors & recent alums! Devashish 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. Mahnoor Ali has been awarded the Hunter College Asian American Studies Scholarship. In addition to Ali's academic excellence, she has done leading work for the NYC chapter of the National Asian Pacific Women's Forum, helping to create its first Urdu/Bangla Outreach Team. The AAS Undergraduate Scholarship for AASP Minors has been made possible thanks to a generous gift from Dr. Robert E. Lee, Hunter College Class of 1965. Kudos to two recent alums: Rachel Tieu has been an invaluable asset to Asian American Studies and HCAP this semester. Shakila Khan published Visuality of Violence: An Examination of Images Depicting Racialized Political Violence in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Journal (p 63). 

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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