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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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--
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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...