Asian American Studies (Program)
UMass Boston's Asian American Studies Program offers culturally-responsive instruction in the classroom with holistic practices of mentoring, community-building, service-learning, and advocacy to address the social and academic needs of students as well as the critical capacity-building needs of local Asian American communities. Featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education and highlighted by the Association of American Colleges & Universities as a national model, the program offers the most Asian American Studies courses, faculty, and community resources of any university in New England. The program's alumni include teachers, social workers, health care providers, business entrepreneurs, and leaders of local Asian American community organizations as well as the first Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees to complete Ed.M. and Ed.D. degrees at Harvard.
Some of UMass Boston's AsAmSt teaching faculty: Professors Shirley Tang, Chris Fung, Patricia Neilson, Loan Dao, Karen Suyemoto. Photo taken in AsAmSt 238L on September 29, 2011 by Peter Kiang