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, . . .
- January 26, 2017
OC & SEAA CENTER FILM SERIES
- February 21, 2017
Day of Remembrance "Beyond the DOR"
- February 23, 2017
Performance of "F Yeah! and Other Adventures" by poetry slam artist Alvin Lau followed by Q&A
- February 25, 2017
Common Ground: The Heart of Community, Guided Tour
- February 27, 2017
Far from Vietnam: The Legacy of the Vietnam War and Contemporary Art
News and Announcements
- The Asian American Studies Department (AAS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks one postdoctoral research associate for
- UCI's Prof. Jennifer Lee receives the award for best social science book from the Association for Asian American Studies!
- AAAS Statement Regarding Executive Order
- U of M's Immigration History Research Center launches #ImmigrationSyllabus
- Recruitment for 10th Korea America Student Conference
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!