Discover how an Interdisciplinary Minor in Asian and Asian American Studies can change your world!

Asian Americans are not silent. So many of us in the community are actively fighting injustices and anti-racism. However, historically, we have always been silenced, which gives the incredibly false interpretation that all Asian Americans are passive & do not care. Let's talk.

Join UConn Faculty, Staff, Graduate, Undergraduate, and Alumni Asian Americans to unlearn and relearn about each other.

Recording of the event

We thank the over 800 attendees for coming to this event!

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AAASI’s Illuminating Resilience Project

Want to see the work some students have done with the mental health and arts initiative involving the COVID-19 pandemic?

See this page, linked here!

“Academic Integrity at Stake: The Ramseyer Article – Four Letters” edited by Alexis Dudden

Alexis Dudden is Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. Her most recent book, Troubled Apologies, interrogates the interplay between political apology and apologetic history among Japan, Korea, and the United States.She is currently working on a project examining Japan’s territorial disputes. [...]

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UConn Alum, Ryan Verano on Student Union lawnAn interview conducted by Jason O. Chang, director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, with Ryan Verano ’18 (CLAS), a UConn economics major and Asian American studies minor, on his mission in the healthcare field.

Read the interview here.


2021 Asian American Heritage Observance Month Speaker

Tuesday, April 6 at 6 PM
Facebook event page: click here.


  • Statement from Centers, Institutes, and Programs on Racial Injustice and Ending White Supremacy
    We, the faculty and staff of the interdisciplinary Centers, Institutes, and Programs, stand together to express our shock, our heartbreak, and our outrage at the horrific and senseless killing of George Floyd and the ongoing violence against Black people. George Floyd, David McAtee, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor, Kathryn Johnston, Ayiana Stanley-Jones, […]
    Posted on June 8, 2020

This Year’s Inagaural Activist-in-Residence

Meet Mike Keo, founder of the #IAMNOTAVIRUS Campaign.

Read about the campaign, and find our resources here.

2020-2021 SCHARP Grant Artist-in-Residence: Ben Barson, member of the Afro-Yaqui Music Collective

We welcome Dr. Ben Barson, Composer, Coordinator, Musician and member of the Afro-Yaqui Music Collective as this year's Artist-in-Residence. Mr. Barson is the 2018 Winner of the Johnny Mandel Prize in Jazz Composition from ASCAP and a Jazz Studies PhD Candidate from the University of Pittsburgh.
He is a past winner of the AAASI research fellowship in UConn's Special Collections. Dr. Barson practices his art and activism in the traditions of abolition, decolonization, and anti-racism. As a member of the Afro-Yaqui Music Collective we welcome all their partners in a series of exciting programs, events, and workshops throughout the academic year.

Learn more about the Collective here.


Upcoming Events

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Meet The Director!

Jason Chang
Associate Professor of History and Director of the AAASI
(Bri Diaz/UConn Photo)

Welcome to the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute. Read Jason Chang's message here.


Contact US

For more information about the program, please contact Jason Chang, director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, at or (860) 486-5717.

For all other inquiries, please contact the CLAS Business Center at or (860) 486-1231.


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