Research Opportunities

The Department of Asian American Studies is proud to offer a variety of research opportunities for interested students.

Students wishing to assist with a professor’s research project can sign up for AS AM 199RA units. To view the research areas of our faculty, please go to our Research webpage. Please note that faculty may or may not be needing students to assist with their research at any given time. It can be helpful for students to take a class with a professor whose research is of interest to them before committing to an assistantship. 

Students wishing to do an independent study of topics not covered in the regular curriculum can sign up for AS AM 199 units, which must be completed under the guidance of an approved faculty member. Students pursuing AS AM 199 units can also apply for research grants through the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.

Finally, students wishing to develop their own service-learning/social justice project may sign up for AS AM 197 units. In consultation with an approved faculty member, students who register for these units can earn course credit for working with organizations that assist Asian American communities. Specific projects include working with community agencies and organizations to evaluate programs, implement new or modified services, and develop community resources.

To learn more about our department’s research opportunities, please contact our Undergraduate Advisor Cora Danielson at