The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute (AAASI) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is pleased to co-host this year's regional conference. AAASI is a multidisciplinary research and teaching program, distinguished by its global, diasporic, national, regional, and transnational orientations that brings two traditionally distinct fields of inquiry together in dynamic conversation -- Asian Studies and Asian American Studies. Comprised of the humanities, social sciences, and the arts, AAASI’s research output and course offerings engage Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas not as static, monolithic sites but rather sets of shifting historical, geographic, and geopolitical zone of interaction, struggle, and cooperation.
UConn is a public research university in the US state of Connecticut. Founded in 1881, it is a Land Grant and Sea Grant college and member of the Space Grant Consortium that serves more than 30,000 students on its six campuses, including more than 8,000 graduate students in multiple programs.