UMass Boston

Research Fellows and Affiliates

Since 1994, the Institute for Asian American Studies has been providing grant funding to faculty, graduate students, and other researchers who conduct studies on Asian American issues. The fellows and affiliates are expected to present their research at a public forum at UMass Boston and/or to produce a scholarly manuscript.


For 2023, IAAS awarded grants to three UMass Boston faculty as part of the university's Restorative Justice Initiative.

Stacy Bender
Counseling & School Psychology
College of Education
and Human Development
Uplifting Family Perspectives on Facilitators and Barriers to Educational Access in Urban Communities
(Awarded jointly with the Trotter Institute)

Chi Wan
Accounting and Finance
College of Management
Race and Entrepreneurship: Migration Fear and Minority Crowd-Funding Success

Songtian Zeng
Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education
and Human Development
Dismantling Structural Racism in Early Childhood Teacher Education for Asian American Students


For 2022, IAAS awarded grants to five UMass Boston faculty as part of its special Anti-Asian Racism Project.

Susan Crandall
Public Policy and Public Affairs
McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies
An Investigation of Public Benefits Receipt for Low-Income Asians in Massachusetts

Shan Jiang
Management Science and Information Systems
College of Management
Understanding Social Media Users' Psychological Reactions to Anti-Asian Racism: A Big-data driven Multilanguage Analysis

Sun Kim
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
The Experience of Anti-Asian Hate and Racism among Asian Nursing Students during Clinical Training

Jyoti Sinha
College of Liberal Arts
Fragile Solidarity: Working-Class South Asian Experiences of Anti-Asian Racism

Kerrie Wilkins-Yel
Counseling and School Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
“I am scared that another stranger might... pull out a gun": Anti-Asian Hate and its Effects on Mental Health among Asian Graduate Women in STEM

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