The UCLA Asian American Studies Center (AASC) is one of the most widely respected ethnic studies centers in the country. It has established partnerships with a wide range of community-based organizations locally, nationally, and internationally and helped to develop institutions across Southern California to serve and represent the Asian American and Pacific Islander population.
The Center Press publishes the Amerasia Journal, AAPI Nexus Journal: Policy, Practice and Community, as well as CrossCurrents – a news magazine, and many other Asian American Studies publications. It awards visiting researcher and scholar fellowships, research grants, as well as undergraduate and graduate funding awards.
The Center’s academic research ranges from history and social science to the humanities, law, education, public policy and public health. Its 2015-2016 events included regular book talks and film screenings, community civil rights discussions, roundtable discussions, and briefings on “The Color of Wealth in Los Angeles” project.