Congratulations graduates in the Department of Asian Studies December Class of '22! It has been…
Incoming MAIA student Lauren Markle was featured in UH News for the reasons that spurred her to pursue a Masters in Asian International Affairs (MAIA): fighting anti-Asian racism, which she experienced as an undergraduate student on the US mainland.
“There are many people who have committed microaggressions out of ignorance rather than malice…I believe a part of the solution to that is to have more exposure to diverse peoples and their cultures.”Lauren markle, quoted in UH NEws
We agree with Lauren that an Asian Studies degree is an excellent way to gain more exposure to diverse peoples, cultures, issues, and points of view.
The fast-growing MAIA program emphasizes current affairs in Asia, and offers many opportunities for students to collaborate with community organizations toward solving real-world problems. Anti-Asian racism is an important one among them, and we welcome Lauren to our graduate program.
Read more about Lauren Markle and the MAIA Program at UH News: Racist Trauma Spurs Student to Pursue Advanced Asian Studies Degree.