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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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.

Faculty Accomplishments

Congratulations to Professor Victor Bascara on receiving the 2015 Royal Morales Community Achievement Award! The UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association pays tribute to the legacy of Royal Morales, or Uncle Roy as affectionately called, by presenting the Royal Morales Community Achievement Award to an alumnus, faculty member, or community partner who have made extraordinary contributions to the UCLA Pilipino community.

 For further faculty accomplishments please click here.