Viet Thanh Nguyen contributes to the New York Times Op-Ed page with this entry. Congratulations!

“…we are returning to the familiar story about an American soldier’s redemption. Many Vietnamese are also focused on that story now, even as it comes at the expense of remembering Vietnamese suffering.”

Perri Keyes (ASE BA Alum ’14) created a documentary called “Beyond Fear” as part of her Senior Honor’s thesis

Click here for the link to her documentary.

Congratulations to ASE Alumni Tonna Kenneth Onyendu meeting President Barak Obama with Fr. Greg Boyle from Homeboy Industries looking on.

ASE Alumni Tonna Kenneth Onyendu meeting President Barak Obama with Fr. Greg Boyle from Homeboy Industries looking on

Professor David Roman takes his class to watch a play

AMST 350(Junior Seminar) students visit the Pasadena Playhouse to watch Real Women have Curves and meets Christina Frias, the lead actor, in class to rave reviews! Thank you Prof. David Roman for creating this wonderful experience for our undergraduates!

American Studies and Ethnicity students posing at the Pasadena Playhouse

Breanna Betts wrote a senior honors paper thesis on “Remembering & Forgetting Psychiatric Survivors:  Restoration & Restitution in Asylum Cemeteries.”

Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors!

6 American Studies and Ethicity graduate students and professor Nayan Shah similing in their graduation gowns and stoles with the

Congratulations new Ph.D. Graduates!

Seven American Studies and Ethicity graduate students at their graduation ceremony


A glimpse of ASE Club activities

Here is a photo from the ASE Club – Sigma Lambda Gamma Study Session.  The Nu Alpha Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma at USC and ASE Club hosted a study session in KAP 445.  Pizza was served and students were provided a safe and productive atmosphere where we were able to study.

Students studying together in a classroom

Marco Valadez is a senior, double majoring in American in American Studies & Ethnicity and Economics. Click here to read the article on “Why elite universities should admit more community college grads.”

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