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Undergraduate Programs Information

Major or minor in Asian Studies.

Graduate Programs Information

Including: Master of Arts in Asian Studies, Master’s in Asian International Affairs, and Graduate Certificates in Asian Studies.

Student Testimonials

Christina Geisse

The Asian Studies Program was incredible because most professors were undertaking their own research, passionate about their subject of study, and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with students. It felt fresh and profound at the same time. Inspiring! 

Christina Geisse
Kim Sluchansky

I was able to delve deep and focus on the areas of Asian Studies that truly interested me, and therefore gained a much more thorough and developed understanding of my fields of interest, which are applicable to my current career path. Also, the professors are extremely helpful and want their students to succeed. They were very supportive both while I was at UH and after I graduated.

We are hiring: Graduate Assistant

To begin February 5, 2024 pending position clearance and availability of funds. Position includes tuition waiver. Possible renewal contingent on performance and availability of funds. Applications due January 29, 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator:
1. Assist in planning and implementing online and in-person, and hybrid mentoring activities (including seminars, workshops, and week-long professional development series)
2. Assist in organizing hybrid Pedagogical Lab workshops, including travel arrangements for participants, booking venues, accommodations and catering.
3. Maintain and update project website and social media in collaboration with the program coordinator and project leads.
4. Oversee and edit Zoom recordings, and upload to appropriate YouTube channel or other online video outlets.
5. Assist in producing communications materials and reports.
6. Assist in collecting and organizing data for university and foundation reports.
7. Monitor and respond to project communications (i.e. email and social media) and archive data and projects.
8. Participate in online and in-person staff meetings.
9. Other duties as related to the Tree and Canoe project.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Full-time classified graduate student enrolled in a UHM graduate degree program.
2. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with work in and ongoing commitment to AAPI Studies and/or environmental humanities. 
3. Experience with website maintenance.
4. Experience using social media for publicity and/or organizational communications.
5. Experience coordinating outreach and public relations activities.
6. Proficiency in English professional communication skills (writing, reading, and speaking) at native or near-native level. 
7. Ability to work collegially and independently with diverse groups of students and faculty.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Familiarity with CoSchedule and Mailchimp.
2. Web design experience, using WordPress or similar software.
3. Experience in organizing conferences and workshops.
4. Basic video and sound editing skills.
5. Competence in hosting and recording Zoom meetings.
6. Experience with preparing databases and spreadsheets.

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter describing how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications, your resume or CV, and the names and contact information of two academic or professional references. Email these materials to, with the subject line “Mellon GA Application – [your last name]”

Inquires: Dr. Cathy Clayton,

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