Director’s Message

Welcome to the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute website. My name is Jason Oliver Chang, I’m Associate Professor of History and Asian American studies and I’m also beginning my first year as director of this academic unit.

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FOCUS ON FACULTY & INSTITUTE INITIATIVES

An interview conducted by Jason O. Chang, Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, with LJ Karam, an undergraduate at the University of Connecticut majoring in Economics and minoring in Asian American Studies.

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News

  • Director’s Message
    Welcome to the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute website. My name is Jason Oliver Chang, I’m Associate Professor of History and Asian American studies and I’m also beginning my first year as director of this academic unit. We have an exciting slate of events this year that highlight our transnational and diaspora focus. Our […]
    Posted on October 10, 2018
  • U.S. Marine’s Son Wins Okinawa Election – Alexis Dudden Featured
    By Motoko Rich Sept. 30, 2018  TOKYO — Denny Tamaki, the son of a Japanese mother and a United States Marine, became the first mixed-race governor in Japan on Sunday after winning a close election in Okinawa, a southern archipelago heavily populated by American military installations. His victory poses a setback to plans by the […]
    Posted on October 2, 2018
  • Queering Inter-Asian Linkages
    Professor Debanuj DasGupta wins prestigious Social Science Research Council Fellowship in TransRegional Studies: Inter-Asian Linkages & Connections.  This research focuses on the changing regulations related to LGBT communities across South & SE Asia.  Read more about the Fellowship here. DasGupta is an Assistant Professor of Geography and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University […]
    Posted on October 2, 2018
  • Student Spotlight: Life as an Asian American Studies Minor
    An interview conducted by Jason O. Chang, Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, with LJ Karam, an undergraduate at the University of Connecticut majoring in Economics and minoring in Asian American Studies. Chang: Tell us a little about yourself and what you do at UConn. Karam: My name is LJ Karam, and I’m […]
    Posted on September 25, 2018
  • Chino: The History of Chinese Migrants in Mexico
    Jason Chang is the author of Chino: Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico. In this segment, he sits down with host Maria Hinojosa to discuss the history of Chinese migration to Mexico, first in the 1800s and then again in the 1900s. Together, they unpack the parallels between the anti-Chinese rhetoric used in Mexico during that time […]
    Posted on September 25, 2018

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