Asian American Studies Program Launches at Duke

Duke student moderates a four-person faculty panel

The Asian American Studies Program at Duke is proud to announce its formal launch on April 27, 2018. It will be directed by Dr. Nayoung Aimee Kwon, Associate Professor in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Although there is not yet a major, minor, or certificate in Asian American Studies at its outset, the establishment of this program is an important realization of more than a decade of efforts by students, faculty, and staff as well as a bright sign of more progress to come.

Read more about the launch of AASP in this article from the Duke Chronicle.

The first big push for Asian American Studies at Duke began in 2002. Efforts were reignited in 2013 following an Asian-themed "Asia Prime" fraternity party off-campus, which provoked outrage from the Asian American community. 

To get involved with programming and activism for Asian American Studies at Duke, consider reaching out to the Duke Asian American Studies Working Group (AASWG) at Follow the activities of AASWG on Facebook here.