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.  


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

The Department of Asian American Studies is pleased to announce that Grace Kyungwon Hong, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies and Gender Studies (along with Erica Edwards, Associate Professor of English at UC Riverside) has received a Multi-Campus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) Grant funded for $1.07 million over four years by the UC Office of the President. 

For further faculty accomplishments please click here.