Ethnic Studies Committee was established in 1988, and its status as a Secondary Field (minor) was approved in 2009. There has also been a push for establishing AAS as a separate entity in the College and more coursework, especially around 2007.
Harvard does not have an independent Asian American Studies program, but students can focus on AAS within Ethnic Studies Secondary Field, or minor.
Harvard offers one Asian American course, taught by Ju Yon Kim: ENGL181a Asian American Literature.
Ju Yon Kim, Assistant Professor of English and Ethnic Studies
Committee on Ethnic Studies: http://www.ethnicstudies.fas.harvard.edu/home/People.html
For more information, please visit http://www.ethnicstudies.fas.harvard.edu/home/Secondary.html