- Institute for Asian American Studies
Research, Education, and Community Building
The Institute for Asian American Studies at UMass Boston conducts community-based research on Asian American issues; provides data and education about Asian Americans to policymakers, service providers, educators and students, foundations, the media and community groups; and contributes to the success of Asian American students and the enrichment of Asian American studies on campus.
The Institute for Asian American Studies staff are currently working a hybrid model—both in-person and remote. Please email us individually or at our departmental email address below to contact us or schedule an appointment. Thank you.
Tables are available on our U.S. Census page, or click here to download our full report.
- Join a March 15 virtual event, "U.S. Foreign Policy towards China and its Impact on Racism towards Asian Americans Nationally and in Boston," featuring IAAS research associate, Nicole Filler, and former IAAS research associate, Michael Liu. Co-sponsored by U.S. - China People's Friendship Association, CODEPINK, and IAAS. Click here to RSVP and for more info.
- IAAS participated in a study with UMB's Sustainable Solutions Lab and conducted focus groups with Asian Americans in Greater Boston on views about climate change. The report, "Voices that Matter: Boston Area Residents of Color Discuss Climate Change" is available on SSL's website. Focus group results from the Latino, African American and Native American communities are also included.
- Read our Research Note that looks at the persistence of a glass ceiling for Asian American professionals working in the private industry in Massachusetts using data from the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission.
- An article by a UMB research team led by Professor Sun Kim has been published in the journal "Nurse Education in Practice." The article presents the results of a study conducted with support from IAAS and AANAPISI about the experiences of Asian American nursing students during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is available to view at no charge for a limited time.