According to the Daily Princetonian, Former Asian American Students Association President Evan Kratzer claims that the university’s inability to find a suitable professor may be due to its reluctance to commit to the program.
“We aren’t necessarily entirely surprised that it failed, considering that the bureaucratic wrangling behind trying to hire this faculty member is unnecessarily complicated,” he said.
“At a very basic level, I think that an Asian American Studies professor is necessary at a university because it expands our view of race in America, especially as the Princeton community enters an increasingly globalized world. The Asian American narrative presents a much more complicated picture of race than that depicted in a strictly black-white narrative, ” Kratzer said.
For information on qualifications the university is seeking for the position, go to the Daily Princetonian.