2020 NASPA Annual Conference

Lighting Voices and Igniting Action: Addressing the Invisibility of Asian American College Women (ID 604)

Many depictions of Asian American students still rely on the model minority myth, which mark the challenges of this student population as invisible. Presenters will utilize available research to depict the genuine experiences of Asian American women in higher education, who occupy the intersections of race and gender. This group not only navigates racism, but also sexism and stigma that persist both in and outside of Asian American communities. Presenters will facilitate a discussion about what actions can be taken to increase campus inclusion.


Wednesday, April 1
3:40 pm to 4:30 pm


306 AB
LA Convention Center

Presented by

Julie Van, Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Success, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Emily Ding, Student Life Intake Coordinator, Dean of Students Office, University of Massachusetts Amherst