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Asian American Studies

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Department Overview

The Tri-College Asian American Studies Program enables students to think, read, and write about sociocultural issues relating to the experiences of Asian immigrants and Asian Americans in the United States today. The program centers Asian American perspectives and contextualizes Asian American experiences within the broader field of critical race and ethnic studies, including Black studies, Latinx studies, and Indigenous studies.

Our courses discuss the relation between race, ethnicity, and identity; migration and acculturation; intergroup relations; power and privilege; stereotyping and discrimination; diaspora; and globalization. Studying the experiences of Asian Americans helps students to learn more about themselves and their relationships in an increasingly multiracial and multicultural world.

Our program proudly brings together faculty, students, courses, and events across three campuses: Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, and Haverford Colleges.   

Taking Root: Screening and Q&A

Documentary screening followed by Q&A with Producer Lan Dinh and Kenny Mai of VietLead.

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