Greetings from the Chair

Welcome to the UCLA Asian American Studies Department website. We invite you to explore our website to find out more about the relevance and the rigor of interdisciplinary Asian American Studies at UCLA. Through research, teaching, advising, and service, we are carrying on the tradition of transformative education that Asian American Studies has been a part of for more than forty years at UCLA. Our website is updated frequently, so please check back often for the latest information about events, news, courses, profiles, collaborations, links, and ways to get more involved.

Professor Victor Bascara

Chair, Asian American Studies Department

April 28, 2017

The Nikkei Democracy Project, produced by Renee Tajima-Pena, has just launched its second video which follows activists Traci Ishigo and Sahar Pirzada as they organize the immigration ban protest at LAX. 

Link to the video on the Nikkei Democracy Project Facebook page--

June 8, 2017

Tiffany Lytle's debut LP "Cambodian Child" centers Cambodian American perspectives and experiences of imperialism, refugeeism, Asian American experience, mixed-race identity, and heart break. Featuring an all-star band, "Cambodian Child" mixes Khmer/ English language, Cambodian music...

Alumni Spotlight

Join us in congratulating Alice Hom in receiving a Soros Equality Fellowship, a new initiative to help emerging mid-career professionals become long-term innovative leaders in the field of racial justice.