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:

Kyeyoung Park (Anthropology, Asian Amerian Studies)


Sunita Patel (Law)


Ninez Ponce (Health Policy and Management, Asian American Studies)



Loubna Qutami (Asian American Studies)



Robert Chao Romero (Chicana/o and Central American Studies, Asian American Studies)


Ananya Roy (Urban Planning, Social Welfare, Geography)



Cindy C. Sangalang (Social Welfare, Asian American Studies)


Margaret Shih (Management and Organizations, Psychology)


Shu-Mei Shih (Asian Languages & Cultures, Comparative Literature, Asian American Studies)


May Sudhinaraset (Community Health Sciences)


Renee Tajima-Peña (Asian American Studies)


Robert Teranishi (Education)


Tritia Toyota (Asian American Studies, Anthropology)

May Wang (Community Health Science)



Lee Ann S. Wang (Social Welfare, Asian American Studies)


Benjamin Woo (Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Asian American Studies)


Cindy Yee-Bradbury (Psychology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences)


Karen Umemoto (Urban Planning, Asian American Studies)


David K. Yoo (Asian American Studies, History)


Min Zhou (Sociology, Asian American Studies)