Global Asian Studies (GLAS)

UIC's Very Own Global Asian Studies Program

First place winner of the GLAS video contest – responding to the question of “How do you experience Global Asia?”

Video produced by Alysha Mancha and Phoenix Chen (member of the GLAS Student Advisory Board), class of 2017

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Second place winner of the GLAS video contest  – “How do you experience Global Asia?”

This video was produced by Germaine “Armani” Kindred.

What Exactly is Global Asia?

Honorable Mention – GLAS Video Contest – responding to the question of “How do I experience Global Asia?”

Video produced by Cammille Go, member of the GLAS Student Advisory Board,  class of 2018

When Milestone
Spring 2020 Formation of the Asian and Asian American Student Collective. Yellow Peril and COVID-19 Student Teach-In is held on May 1. Virtual GLASapalooza celebration is held on May 11.
Fall 2019 Fredy Gonzalez joins UIC as a tenured appointment in GLAS (75%) and History (25%). Inauguration of Chai Guevarra Weekly Student Hangout every Wednesday, 4-5 pm.
Spring 2019 Third GLASapalooza held on April 23, 2019.
Fall 2018 Mark Martell joins as an affiliated faculty in GLAS. Mark Chiang becomes 75% in GLAS. Hana Rafee and Gabe Tiemann joins GLAS as the inaugural visual artists in residence interns.
Spring 2018 GLAS hosts the second GLASapalooza event with record attendance. Featuring presentations and a research gallery to celebrate the minors, graduates, and fierce work GLAS undertakes in the classroom, on campus, and in the Chicagoland communities, the event enjoyed a 30% attendance growth from last year.
Fall 2017 Glenda Genio joins GLAS as the Assistant Director of Administration
Spring 2017 GLAS hosts inaugural GLASapalooza event featuring presentations and a research gallery to celebrate the minors, graduates, and fierce work GLAS undertakes in the classroom, on campus, and in the Chicagoland communities.
2016 Asian American Studies (ASAM) and Asian Studies (ASST) merge to create Global Asian Studies (GLAS); Michael Jin joins UIC as a tenure-track appointment (75% in GLAS and 25% in History), as a result of efforts by ASAM and CCSAA; Jin is part of the Chancellor’s Diaspora Cluster Initiative; Radha Modi joins as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in GLAS (funded by AANAPISI).  GLAS Opening Ceremony is held. Catherine Becker (100% in Art and Art History), Diem-My Bui (100% in Communication), Laura Hostetler (100% in History), Rama Mantena (100% in History), and, Xuehua Xiang (100% in Linguistics) become 0% affiliated faculty in GLAS.
2015 The consolidation of ASAM and ASST into GLAS is approved by EPC, LAS Faculty, SCEP, the Senate, and the Board of Trustees.
2014 ASST and ASAM faculty meet for several weeks in the fall to discuss the merger; Asian Studies and Asian American Studies officially vote to pursue the merger and submit a proposal for the Global Asian Studies Program and Minor to the Dean.
2013 “Preliminary Thinking Document” written by the newly formed Asian Studies Faculty Advisory committee is submitted to the College to begin plans for merging the programs.