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Message from the Director

Jason Chang
Associate Professor of History and Director of the AAASI
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Welcome to the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute. Read Jason Chang's message here.



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.


  • Forum 1
    ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES FOR THE UNPROGRAMMED: HOW TO BUILD YOUR SHELTER IN THE ACADEMIC STORM Mai-Linh Hong, Assistant Professor of English, Bucknell University and Co-Chair, Circle for Asian American Literary Studies Audrey Wu Clark, Associate Professor of English, United States Naval Academy   In this forum, we will discuss vulnerabilities and challenges of AAS scholars […]
    Posted on November 14, 2019
  • Basketball in Asia- Event Recap
    The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute Presents Basketball in Asia: History, Trends, and Careers. A panel presentation and discussion with a player, recruiter, journalist, and scholar. Connecticut is basketball country. The state is home to amazing basketball talent. From the WNBA Sun team to the home of ESPN, the center of sports journalism, and […]
    Posted on October 17, 2019

Upcoming Events

  1. Apr 3 Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology10:00am
  2. Apr 3 Not Stories About Race, Per Se: On the Indie Asian American Indie Rock Film4:00pm
  3. Apr 7 AAHO Opens With JASMINE CHO - CANCELLED7:00pm
  4. Apr 15 Humanities Fellow Research Talk: Nu-Anh Tran4:00pm

Asian American Representation & Cathy Schlund-Vials

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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