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, . . .
- December 7, 2016
Join UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinksy and Yonsei Law Professor Chaihark Hahm in a comparative discussion of the United States and Korean Constitutions.
- December 13, 2016
Invisibility, Hyper-visibility, and the Model Minority Stereotype: Hmong Americans Working Within and Around Racial Discourses
- January 21, 2017
The Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Association (APSA) at UC Irvine would like to invite you to our 32nd annual Asian Pacific American Awareness Conference (APAAC)
- April 29, 2017
I Dream of Chang and Eng - Written by Philip Kan Gotanda, Directed by Ricardo Rocha
News and Announcements
- Karen Ishizuka, a kick-off guest speaker for the UCI Asian American Studies' Homescapes/Warscapes 25/30 series, authored this essay, "What'
- Recruitment for 10th Korea America Student Conference
- Summer internship Opportunity: CAUSE Leadership Academy (CLA)
- Support UCI Undocumented Students
- Art Work by Bo Daraphant
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!