The Program in Asian/Pacific/American Studies is part of the Department of
Social and Cultural Analysis. A/P/A Studies explores the histories,
experiences and cultural production of peoples of Asian or Pacific origins
living in and moving through the Americas. Our classes cross boundaries
between literature, history, visual culture, urban studies, legal studies,
and gender/sexuality studies, and connect the lives and concerns of local
communities to national and global dynamics.
Its faculty members, many of whom also operate as museologists, artists,
journalists and community activists, have a broad range of research
interests in the realm of APA Studies including contemporary piracy, the
fashion industry and avant-garde cinema. Classes, while open to everyone,
have traditionally been of particular interest to students majoring in
politics, East Asian studies, psychology, food studies, history, literature,
sociology. The Program is also a close partner of the A/P/A Institute. Learn more.