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
- April 10, 2017
"Learn about the AAS 4+1: Pizza and Info Session," 5-6:30 p.m., HG 3341. RSVP to email@example.com by April 6 .
- April 20, 2017
The "Centering Stories: Asian American and Pacific Islander Undocumented Student Experiences" Symposium
- April 21, 2017
Militarism and Migration Conf 2017, a three-day conference in City Heights, San Diego.
- April 26, 2017
Critical Voices Workshop, "Economies of Vulnerability: Humanitarian Imperialism and Performance in the Burmese Diaspora," Emily Hue (Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Riverside)
News and Announcements
- Congratulations to Prof. Linda Vo for being featured on the UCI homepage as part of the "Making their Mark" feature for Women's History Mont
- Spring Lecture Series
- Spring 2017 Course Flier
- The Asian American Studies faculty congratulate the inaugural recipients of the AAS Conference Travel Award
- New Opportunity! Winter and Spring Quarters 2017 Asian American Studies Research Internship!
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!