Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC): 2022-23

UCLA has the largest and most diverse faculty in Asian American Studies in the nation, with nearly sixty professors who teach and undertake research on Asian Pacific Americans from disciplines ranging from History to Urban Planning, and Literature to Public Health.

Faculty Advisory Committee Chair

Purnima Mankekar

Purnima Mankekar (Asian American Studies, Gender Studies, Film, Television, and Digital Media, Anthropology)


By Last Name:

Nancy Harada (Medicine)


Grace Hong (Asian American Studies, Gender Studies)


Jerry Kang (Law)


Brian Keum

Brian Keum (Social Welfare)


Gina Kim (Film, Television, and Digital Media)


Suk-Young Kim (Theater)


Vinay Lal (History, Asian American Studies)


Anna Lau (Psychology, Asian American Studies)



Eunice Choi Lee (Nursing)


Evyn Le Espiritu Gandhi

Evyn Le Espiritu Gandhi (Asian American Studies)


Rachel Lee (English, Gender Studies)


Jinqi Ling (English, Asian American Studies)