We want to congratulate our Asian American Studies student who has been awarded this year’s Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA Scholarships! Michelle Le, Exp. ’22 – Undergraduate Michelle Le is a rising junior majoring in Public Affairs with a double minor in Education Studies and Asian American Studies. She intends to pursue a career […]
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The faculty of the UCLA Asian American Studies Department stands in solidarity with Afghan people who are facing Taliban rule as only one of a number of brutal consequences arising from twenty years of invasion, occupation, and war waged by the US military and its allies. In tradition with Asian American Studies’ long critique and […]
UCLA Asian American Studies Department Professor Renee Tajima-Peña’s five-part miniseries entitled, “Asian Americans,” has received a Peabody Award. The series, which aired in Spring 2020, tells stories of struggle, progress and solidarity from the perspectives of multiple Asian American communities, highlighting their national, ethnic, religious, political, linguistic, and cultural diversity. Read full article here. […]
This past year was an opportunity to become even stronger advocates for social justice and equity. This article features Asian American Studies Department Professor Karen Umemoto and Professor/Vice Provost David Yoo. Please read more about this article here. Photo by UCLA.
UCLA is the first University of California campus to offer a program specific to Pilipino Studies. The program, which began this academic year, offers a range of courses spanning history, language, literature and more. Read article here. For more about the Asian American Studies Department Pilipino Studies Minor, please visit our page. Photo by […]
Professor Paul Ong speaks with LA Social Science about the challenges the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, big data research, and the xenophobic racism the AAPI community face here in Los Angeles and elsewhere. Read more about it here.
Asian American Studies Department Professor Renee Tajima-Pena featured in UCLA Newsroom story about her UCLA video campaign focusing on multiracial solidarity for AAPI month. Read more about it here.
For anyone who is interested, we are still accepting enrollment for one of our summer sessions courses, ASIA AM 191A: Topics in Research Methodologies: Seminar 1. This course will be held via Zoom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 1:00pm – 2:20pm with Lecturer Albert Kochaphum. Please see below information regarding ASIA AM 191A: Explore intersections […]
UCLA alumna Rita Phetmixay is the host of “Healing Out Lao’d,” a podcast dedicated to supporting the healing of intergenerational trauma that many of the Lao diaspora face. Read more about it here!
“Please allow me to share a podcast episode I have been working on that was just released today, on Operation New Life and the role Guam played in processing Vietnamese refugees after the Fall of Saigon.” “On this day 46 years ago, my mom and grandmother left Vietnam as refugees and were processed on Guam. […]