Students Rising Above: Emily Taing

Check out CBS Bay Area’s profile of one of our amazing alumni, Emily Taing! Students Rising Above: Emily Taing

2022-23 Don T. Nakanishi Award for Outstanding Engaged Scholarship Awarding

The Asian American Studies Center at UCLA awarded this year’s Don T. Nakanishi Award for Outstanding Engaged Scholarship to graduate student Brian Kohaya and undergraduate student Steven Tran. Congratulations to the recipients!


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AASD Graduate Students Recipients of CSW Awards

On May 19, 2023, the Center for the Study of Women | Streisand Center held their annual awards luncheon at the UCLA Botanical Garden to celebrate the recipients of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate awards. Congratulations to the recipients, including Asian American Studies faculty Nguyễn-võ Thu-hương, and MA students Trinity Gabato and Pallavi Rudraraju.

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Building Historical Empathy: A classroom resource conveys personal stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Kelly Fong, Continuing Lecturer in Asian American Studies, was featured in an interview in Diversity in Action magazine about the upcoming AAPI Multimedia Textbook. Read more about it here.

In LA, Asian Americans Can Sway Elections But Can’t Decide Them

Natalie Masuoka, chair of UCLA’s Asian American Studies Department, discusses her new co-authored report that provides the first detailed look at the role Asian Americans have played in recent city elections. Click here to read more.

UCLA Newsroom: Bringing migrant and refugee stories – and connections – to light

UCLA Newsroom recently published an article on UCLA Asian American Studies Department Professor Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi’s relational approach to Asian American studies. Read more about it here.

Undergraduate Leadership Committee Applications Now Open

King-Kok Cheung Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

King-Kok Cheung, professor emeritus of English and Asian American Studies at UCLA, was recognized with a lifetime achievement award by the Association for Asian American Studies for her lifelong contribution to advancing the field of Asian American and Pacific Islander studies. Click here to read more about Cheung’s achievements.

Spring 2023 Course Offering: AAS 88S – Oceanic Filipinx Studies