Ashanti Shih

Assistant Professor of History
Portrait of Ashanti Shih

Ashanti Shih (she/her) earned a B.A. in History and Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley (2011) and a Ph.D. in History from Yale University (2019). Her research focuses on Asian American environmental knowledges, Asian settler colonialism, and the history of environmental sciences in the twentieth-century Pacific and American West. Shih teaches Introduction to Asian American History, Asian American Women and Gender History, Asian American Social Movements, and Global Science and Empire.

BA, University of California-Berkeley; MA, MPhil, PhD, Yale University
At Vassar since 2022



Box 150


HIST/ASIA 104 Introduction to Asian American History

HIST/STS/ASIA 249: Global Science and Empire, 1800-Present