Spring Quarter 2021


Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - Saturday, April 10, 2021


This year's Association for Asian American Studies Conference will be taking place online. The UCLA AASC Press will have a virtual exhibitor booth. Come join us at the exhibitor Meet and Greet!


Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:00 pm PDT

Exhibitor Meet & Greet

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 889 1289 4208

Passcode: meet


Many of our publications will be discounted throughout the duration of the conference. For those not attending the conference, you can also visit our online store and take advantage of these offers! For the select publications on sale, the price displayed reflects the sale price. No additional code is needed. Domestic shipping orders ONLY. If you would like to place an international shipping order, please contact aascpress@aasc.ucla.edu.


Attend the AAAS Conference (Paid Registration Required).




Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Part 1: Main Panel Discussion | 2:00 pm — 3:15 pm

Part 2: Student Discussion | 3:15 pm — 3:45 pm


In light of the horrific recent increase in crimes against Asians and Asian Americans, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and campus partners are organizing a special panel discussion event for the UCLA community.


Featured Speakers (Main Panel Discussion)

  • Caroline Kong, Chair of UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association; Instructional Designer and Technologist, UCLA Center for the Advancement of Teaching
  • Manjusha Kulkarni, Executive Director, Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON)
  • Angela Li, UCLA Class of 2021; Director of the Asian Pacific Coalition (APC); Vice-Chair of the Campus Retention Committee (CRC)
  • May Sudhinaraset, Associate Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
  • Karen Umemoto, Helen and Morgan Chu Endowed Director’s Chair of the Asian American Studies Center; Urban Planning and Asian American Studies Professor, UCLA
  • Moderator: Margaret Shih, Associate Vice Chancellor, BruinX, UCLA Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Neil Jacoby Chair in Management; Professor of Management and Organizations, UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • Closing Remarks: Anna Spain Bradley, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCLA Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Featured Panelists (Student Discussion)

  • To be announced.

Organized by the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, UCLA Asian American Studies Department, UCLA Asia Pacific Center, UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association, UCLA Institute of American Cultures, and UCLA International Institute.


This event is open to everyone.


REGISTER: http://bit.ly/sah-ucla




Friday, April 2, 2021 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT


Forty years ago, a group of Los Angeles-based journalists banded together to form the Asian American Journalists Association, a group dedicated to supporting and organizing Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the news media.


On Friday, some of those same founders will describe that critical moment in journalism history, as part of the virtual panel "AAJA Founders Forum: Origin Story" and as kick off for AAJA's 40th Anniversary.


Co-sponsored by the Los Angeles chapter of AAJA and the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.


The panel will feature AAJA co-founders Bill Sing, David Kishiyama and Nancy Yoshihara, all of whom worked at the Los Angeles Times; Frank Kwan, then of NBC4; and Dwight Chuman, then of the Rafu Shimpo.


The forum will be moderated by ABC 7 news anchor David Ono.


RSVP: https://aajafoundersforum.eventbrite.com




Friday, April 2, 2021 | 10:30am - 2:00pm PDT


Join Asian American Studies undergraduate and graduate students as they present their research. Organized by Lauren Higa, Sharon Lau, Emiko Krantz, and Emily Mun.


Hosted and presented by the UCLA Asian American Studies Department and Asian American Studies Graduate Student Association.


RSVP: tinyurl.com/AASRESEARCHRSVP




Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 10:30am - 2:00pm PDT


Join a roundtable on innovative methodologies that attend to challenges or restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 lockdown. Short presentations will be followed by breakout rooms on the themes: 1) collaborative archival work, 2) Indigenous and Kanaka 'Ōiwi (Native Hawaiian) methodologies, and 3) patchwork ethnography.


The roundtable will be followed by discussion rooms led by the speakers. Access to breakout rooms will be provided at the end of the webinar.


Speakers include:

  • Gökçe Günel, Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Rice University
  • Su Lin Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Modern Global History, University of Bristol
  • Koa Luke, Graduate Student, Activist, Archivist, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Saiba Varma, Assistant Professor, Psychology/Medical Anthropology, UC San Diego

This event is co-sponsored by Northwestern University Program of Asian American Studies, UCLA Asian American Studies, UCLA English, UCSD Institute of Arts and Humanities, UCSD's Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies Program, UCI Center for Latin American Studies, and UCI Humanities Center.


Registration: bit.ly/TransOceanic




Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 6:30 - 8:00pm PDT


Click the following link at join the Zoom

Meeting: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/91268864382

Meeting ID: 912 6886 4382


Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) -identified students and allies are invited to a supportive dialogue session on Wednesday, March 31 at 6:30pm. Organizers understand that we all may be experiencing a number of reactions, including being in isolation, in dismay, sadness, and grief around the tragic incidents in Atlanta and the ongoing increase in hateful acts against Asian-Americans since the start of this pandemic. This space is an opportunity to be together virtually and is dedicated to sharing, listening, and building community. Campus resources will also be distributed.


Hosted and partnered by Residential Life, CAPS, RISE, The Transfer Center, The Dashew Center for International Students, and USAC Internal Vice President.


This event is open to everyone.