Message from the Chair

The Department of Asian American Studies at UCLA, founded in 2004, has been a national leader in promoting the study of the histories, contemporary realities, and diverse experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.  The Department is also the largest and intellectually most diverse of its kind in the country: It has 15 core faculty; 12 affiliated faculty, 1 adjunct professor, 3 continuing lecturers, and more than 100 majors and minors.  

In addition to training students in the field, the Department satisfies a significant portion of UCLA's graduate and undergraduate eduction by offering over 70 Asian American Studies courses per year to more than 2,000 students from all over the campus.  

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February 3, 2017

In a panel discussion on the possiblity of a Muslim ban and registry, Professor weighed in on the historical lessons learned from Japanese-American internment from the Second World War.

Coverage of the entire discussion can be found here: ...

Department Spotlight

Asian American Electorate Expected to Double by 2040

New data collected by Paul Ong, Professor of Urban Planning and Asian American Studies, and Elena Ong predicts an increase in Asian American political power in the next 25 years. To learn more, please click here.