Asian American Studies Student Research Fund

September 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

The Program in American Studies asked us to share this information about a new funding opportunity for student research in Asian American studies:

The Program in American Studies is proud to announce the availability of the “Asian American Studies Student Research Fund.


This fund encourages and supports original research in the field of Asian American Studies and is open to undergraduates and graduate students in both the humanities and the social sciences.

Scholarly and/or creative projects are welcomed.  Proposed research should directly contribute to senior theses, junior papers, PhD dissertations, and other sustained projects.


Please check the AMS website for application guidelines, available starting October 1, 2014.

Princeton Searching for Professor in Asian American Studies

September 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

Princeton has launched a search for a senior, tenured professor in Asian American Studies! The search will occur across several departments, with the hire being offered a position in the department suiting his/her field of research along with an affiliation with the Program in American Studies. Further details on the search can be found on the Princeton jobs website here.


The announcement is as follows:

Asian American Studies Position at Princeton:
Job Title: Professor/Associate Professor

Department: Council of the Humanities – 21000

Princeton University seeks distinguished candidates for a tenured professorship in Asian American Studies, including, but not exclusive to, migration and transpacific Asian Studies. Preference will be given to candidates whose work, while centrally located in Asian American Studies, also builds substantial and visionary bridges to other fields of inquiry, especially Anthropology, East Asian Studies, Politics, Religion, literary/cultural studies, and comparative race studies.

The successful candidate will be appointed in the department(s) best suited to his or her research and will be affiliated with the Program in American Studies. Field of specialization is open.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest along with a vita which includes three names of reference, and a writing sample. The letter of interest should include the candidate’s sense of the field and his or her vision for the future of Asian American Studies. Evaluation of applicants will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Princeton is an AA/EEO employer and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and those with disabilities.

Essential Qualifications:
Excellence in a humanities or social science discipline.
Thematic focus in Asian American Studies.
Ph.D. in a humanities or social science discipline.

Unfound: The Princeton Journal of Asian American Studies – Submission Deadline in 1 week!

August 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

Unfound: The Princeton Journal of Asian American Studies has its submission deadline for its fall issue in just over a week!The inaugural volume of the journal is accepting submissions from undergraduates and graduates across the country and abroad. Deadline is September 8 at 5:00pm. Submission details on the flyer below. More information can be found on their website:


Asian American Studies Fund: Goal Reached!

July 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

Good tidings from America’s premiere collegiate development office this Independence Day:

Not only has the Asian American Studies Fund reached its $250k goal, it has surpassed this goal, reaching as of last count $265,347! Donors from every decade between the 1950s and the 2010s are represented, in addition to graduate alums, multigenerational alums, and parents of alums.

The Princeton Asian American Students Association would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to this great effort. This permanently endowed fund is another major step in establishing an Asian American studies program here on campus.

One final note: professor Anne Cheng ’85, who taught the Introduction to Asian American Studies course last semester, will be co-director of the Program in American Studies in spring 2015, and director in fall 2015. AASA congratulates Professor Cheng, an absolutely integral advocate for Asian American studies on campus, for her appointment!

Support the Asian American Studies Program Fund – Deadline Soon!

June 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hope all of your summers are going well! Just a quick note from the Asian American Studies committee of AASA:

At about $225,000 the Asian American Studies Program Fund is not yet at the June 30th goal of $250,000, but we already have tremendous news to report! Participation has been broad and deep. Donors hail from both the US and abroad. Simultaneously, undergraduate and graduate alumni donors represent classes from the 1960’s to the 2010’s. Most notably President Eisgruber has made a personal donation to the Fund as a show of support. Current undergraduates, faculty, friends, and trustees are also pitching in to help support programming and research in AAS.

But we are pushing to make up the last $25,000 to show the administration just how strong support for this program is. If you know anyone who might want to donate to the fund, please give them the information below! Donors could be alums, parents, or even people not affiliated to the university.

Every gift, regardless of size, is a show of support to the Administration, which is also doing its part for AAS by hiring faculty and encouraging the development of a track in the Program in American Studies. Please help us reach our goal! For more information about the Fund and details of how to donate, please contact Jeanie Kim of the Development Office at You can also see our report on Asian American Studies here and our video for the fund here.

Thank you and sorry for how much of a blatant advertising campaign this is!
Asian American Studies Committee, AASA

AAWW Fellowships for Emerging Writers

May 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is calling for two fellowships for emerging Asian American writers! Their announcement is below.

 ImageThe Asian American Writers’ Workshop is excited to announce the call for two separate fellowships for emerging Asian American writers tied to the magazines we publish. The Open City Fellowship, now in its fourth year, gives five writers the opportunity to write and publish short-form and long-form narrative nonfiction on the vibrant immigrant communities of New York City. This year we’re announcing a new opportunity, The Margins Fellowship, which gives three emerging creative writers (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction) aged thirty and under the chance to establish a home for their writing and a space to develop their careers. The deadline is Friday, May 16, by 11 pm. For more info, see our fellowship page, which links to our FAQ and the application:

Each of our fellows will receive $5,000, access to the AAWW space, publishing opportunities in our magazines, free workshops, and more. The Margins fellows will also receive residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts, an innovative seven-acre artists retreat space at the former house and gardens of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. All fellows will serve as writers-in-residence with our online magazines, which have published Chang-rae Lee, Jessica Hagedorn, Ashok Kondabolu, Sarah Gambito, Jad Abumrad, and been linked to by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and The New Inquiry. We’re asking all applicants to read our FAQ for the fellowships before applying.

Beth Lew-Williams is New Junior Professor in Department of History

May 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

Princeton’s history department has recently hired a new junior professor specializing in Asian American studies! Beth Lew-Williams is currently a visiting assistant professor in the Department of History and Program in Asian American Studies at Northwestern University. She will be teaching a class titled “Asian American History” in the spring semester of the 2014-2015 academic year. The Asian American Studies Committee is very excited with Professor Lew-Williams’ arrival at Princeton, and we hope that this major development will be one in many leading to the establishment of an Asian American studies program on campus.
Please click here to see the Daily Princetonian‘s coverage of Professor Lew-Williams’ hiring.

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