Splash Biography

HERMAN PENG, Yale sophomore studying Global Affairs

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Herman Peng is a sophomore in Grace Hopper college. He is currently the Vice President of the Immigrant History Project, an organization that develops its own immigrant history curriculum and teaches it to the community; outside fo the Immigrant History Project, he is a consultant for the Elmseed Enterprise Fund, a contributor to China Hands publications, and a brother of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

Past Classes

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H3930: Transforming American History: From National Identity to Women of Color Feminisms in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Who gets to be in our melting pot? What does it mean to be “American” and who is included in American history? This course seeks to empower students to think critically and confront the histories typically presented in the classroom, by introducing vital narratives often erased in the American education system. Through lecture and a variety of interactive group activities, students will learn about alternate and transformative ways of thinking about race and identity.

C3880: Immigrant History: From Gold Rush to LA Riots in Sprout Fall 2019 (Sep. 28 - Oct. 12, 2019)
In 2019, we are wrestling with a political question that has followed us since the beginning of our nation’s founding: immigration. Yet, despite how long we’ve been discussing the same topic, we have rarely stepped back to learn our country’s history with immigration. Come with us to survey this country’s long history regarding who is and who isn’t American. *class is brought to you by the Immigrant History Project and the Asian American Student Alliance (AASA).