Message from the Chair

The Department of Asian American Studies at UCLA is the largest of its kind in the country: it has seventeen core faculty members; a selective body of graduate students; a moderate but steadily growing major; and a minor comprised of students from social science, humanities, professional schools, and life/physical sciences.

The Department satisfies a significant portion of UCLA's demand for its graduate and undergraduate education, through a range of courses either specially designed by our faculty or offered directly from our curriculum. Supporting all aspects of the Department's teaching mission is a team of dedicated and efficient office staff.


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.