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Asian American Studies professor looking for research assistants to work with him this Fall.

Candidates with experience teaching large lower division classes (200+ students) encouraged to apply.

Research & Scholarship

The Department of Asian American Studies congratulates Professor Lisa Sun-Hee Park, co-director of the ÉXITO program, on the $3 million grant she and her collaborators have received from the US Department of Education! Known in full as Educational eXcellence and Inclusion Training Opportunities, ÉXITO is intended to address the California legistlature's passage of Assembly Bill 2016, mandating the development of ethnic studies curricula for high schools.

Professor Park and her ÉXITO co-director, Professor Rebeca Mireles-Rios of UCSB's Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE), are working to make ÉXITO a ”4+1” program, in which undergraduates who earn their bachelor’s degree in an ethnic studies or feminist studies major can then go on to get a master’s and a teaching credential at GGSE. ÉXITO committee members include professors from Asian American Studies, Black Studies, Chicano and Chicana Studies, Feminist Studies, and Education.  

Congratulations again to Professor Park and her colleagues!  Read the full story in UCSB's The Current: Receipe for Success.

Department Spotlight

A warm welcome to our new Assistant Professor, Alexander Cho! Professor Cho is a media scholar, digital design researcher, critical theorist, and pop culture geek.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, Professor Cho will be teaching AS AM 118: Asian Americans in Popular Culture; AS AM 127: Asian Americans in Film, Television and Digital Media; and AS AM 8: Introduction to Asian American Gender and Sexuality.

Learn more about Professor Cho on his Faculty Bio page.