American Sociological Association

Asia and Asian America

The Section aims to strengthen the theoretical and methodological aspects of Asian and Asian American Studies.

The Section promotes Asia and Asian American Studies within sociology by organizing paper sessions, roundtables, and social events at the annual meetings of the ASA. It recognizes distinguished scholarship with best book, research paper, and student paper awards.

In addition, the Section publishes a newsletter that includes section news, calls for paper, grant opportunities, job announcements, notices of recent publications, and other pertinent information.

Join This Section! Participating in sections is a great way to become involved in theĀ ASA! Membership in the Asia & Asian America Section is open to all members of the American Sociological Association. We invite all sociologists who are interested in Asian or Asian American studies to join our section.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: Angie Y. Chung, University at Albany 2019
Chair-Elect: Xiaoling Shu, University of California Davis 2019
Past Chair: Prema Ann Kurien, Syracuse University 2019
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Jennifer Jihye Chun, University of Toronto 2021
Student Representative: Carolyn Choi, University of Southern California 2019

Section Council

Paul Yunsik Chang, Harvard University 2019
Karen D. Pyke, University of California, Riverside 2019
Minjeong Kim, San Diego State University 2020
Victoria Reyes, University of California, Riverside 2020
Kelly Haesung Chong, University of Kansas 2021
Jerry Z. Park, Baylor University 2021

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