Upcoming Events

Professor Pandya to discuss his new book, Members Only, as part of UCSB Reads 2021.

  1. January 25, 2021 - 4:00pm

Prof. Fujino to give talk about her new book, Nisei Radicals.

  1. January 26, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Research & Scholarship

The Department of Asian American Studies congratulates Professor Lisa Sun-Hee Park, co-director of the ÉXITO program, on the $3 million grant she and her collaborators have received from the US Department of Education!

Known in full as Educational eXcellence and Inclusion Training Opportunities, ÉXITO is intended to address the California legislature passage of Assembly Bill 2016, mandating the development of ethnic studies curricula for high schools. Professor Park and her ÉXITO co-director, Professor Rebeca Mireles-Rios of UCSB's Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, are working to make ÉXITO an ethnic studies education program for future high school teachers. Read the full story in UCSB's The Current: Recipe for Success.


Department Spotlight

The Department of Asian American Studies congratulates Professor John S.W. Park for his new role as the Director of UCSB's Migration Initiative! 

The Migratition Initiative supports scholars at UCSB who've studied migrants around the world, from multiple disciplinary and intellectual perspectives. Faculty affiliates of this initiative have produced important research on immigrant integration and acculturaion, health access and outcomes, refugee policies, and immigration histories in the United States and elsewhere, espcially in the context of emerging nationalist politics and hostility toward immigrants. For more information, please visit: https://migrationinitiative.ucsb.edu/home