Engaging AAPI Studies

"Voices and Stories from the AAPI Community"
Call for Expressions of Interest

Dear ASIANetwork colleagues,

We are writing to gauge interest for a grant proposal, “Voices and Stories from the AAPI Community,” which is part of ASIANetwork’s AAPI initiatives. This proposal seeks to support a series of oral history and cultural preservation projects to capture AAPI experiences in communities across the United States. 

Utilizing digital technologies, this project will:

  • train college and university faculty to lead student-faculty collaborative oral history projects, partnering up with community organizations;
  • publish, distribute, and digitally archive stories of the lived experiences of AAPI people in contemporary U.S.;
  • strengthen partnerships between academic and community organizations to support dialogue on cultural diversity, and promote changes towards more equitable and inclusive communities.

We envision a three-year program in which faculty are trained for oral history projects, then conduct those projects, and disseminate the results in order to advocate for positive community-centered changes. 

Your feedback on the following questions will help us greatly as we are seeking faculty who are interested in conducting digital-aided oral history projects. 

Please forward this questionnaire to colleagues who have expertise in oral history and/or digital storytelling who may be interested in this initiative regardless of disciplinary boundaries. 

Please direct questions to Dr. Sophia Geng, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University.