American Sociological Association

Asia and Asian America

This section aims to strengthen the theoretical and methodological aspects of Asian and Asian American Studies.

This 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 the 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.

Annual Report (2020)
Award Recipient History


Section Council 

Chair: Emily Carroll Hannum, University of Pennsylvania
Chair-Elect: Hyunjoon Park, University of Pennsylvania
Past Chair: Xiaoling Shu, University of California Davis
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Jennifer Jihye Chun, UCLA
Ali Chaudhary, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Kelly Haesung Chong, University of Kansas
Amy Hsin, Queens College, CUNY
Praveena Lakshmanan, Michigan State University (Student Representative)
Jerry Z. Park, Baylor University
Van C. Tran, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Hyeyoung Woo, Portland State University

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