About Asian American Studies
The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine offers an undergraduate major, minor, and graduate emphasis in the School of Humanities. Formerly the Interdisciplinary Studies Program (since 1991), Asian American Studies explores the intersections of race, gender, citizenship, ethnicity, and dis/ability within Asian American histories, experience, . . .
- September 15, 2016
Asian American Studies Logo Competition
- October 13, 2016
THE KNOW-HOW SESSIONS
- October 27, 2016
HOMESCAPES/WARSCAPES SERIES: The Delta is in the Heart: Excavating the Historical Archaeology of Isleton's Chinese American Community
- October 28, 2016
INCORPORATING UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS AND YOUTH: A UC-WIDE WORKSHOP OF RESEARCH AND POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
- October 28, 2016
What is the Future of Asian American Activism?
News and Announcements
- Congratulations to Asian American Studies Professors Christine Balance and Julia Lee
- Prof. Judy Wu, chair of Asian American Studies, is co-convening a research residency group with Prof. Maylei Blackwell of UCLA on the theme
- New Opportunity! Winter and Spring Quarters 2017 Asian American Studies Research Internship!
- Video of Kick-Off Event and Historic Footage of Student Protest to Create UCI's Asian American Studies is now available
- Please check out the interview with Asian American Studies Professor, Jim Lee published in the School of Humanities Fall magazine
The UCI Department of Asian American Studies (AAS) and the Southeast Asian Archives (SEAA) are both marking important milestones during the 2016-2017 academic year. AAS is turning 25 years old and the SEAA is turning 30. The archive has a remarkable collection of primary sources on the resettlement of Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, and Vietnamese peoples after the wars in Southeast Asia. This premier institution attracts scholars from around the world and also has an extensive outreach program to UCI students and the local Orange County communities.
To commemorate our joint anniversaries, we are sponsoring a year-long celebration entitled “Homescapes/Warscapes 25/30.” The concept of “homescapes” highlights how Asian people have been displaced from their "home" countries, either voluntarily or involuntarily, and how they have sought to recreate a sense of “home” in the U.S. We paired "homescapes" with "warscapes" to foreground how militarism in the Pacific World and across the Asian continent has played a central role in displacement of Asian people from their home countries. Wars destroyed homes, created the need for new ones, and facilitated the formation of hybrid kinship structures and identities. We invite you to reflect on these themes of “homescapes” and “warscapes” by attending a year-long series of special events, many of them featuring UCI Alum!