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Anthony Chan Student Award Recipient Announced
Congratulations to Jenny Chiang for winning the 2013 Anthony Chan Student Award. To see past award recipients or award information, click here.
New Data on MA Asian American Voter Turnout in 2012 Election
An analysis of Asian American voter turnout in the 2012 election in eleven cities and towns in Massachusetts is now available from IAAS. This data complements the reports on Asian American voter registration completed last year. To view the report, click here.
Latest IAAS Newsletter Available Online
The Institute for Asian American Studies' Fall 2012 Newsletter can be viewed and downloaded here.
Report on Health Data on Asian Americans Released by IAAS
This paper evaluates publicly available sources of data on Asian Americans in Massachusetts and recommends ways to improve this collection of data. The lead author is Carolyn Wong, Research Associate at IAAS. For more information and to download, click here. To view the press release, click here.
Report on the Asian American Electorate in 2012 Now Available
An analysis of the actual and potential voting power of Asian Americans in the eleven cities and towns in Massachusetts with the largest voting age Asian American populations. Written by Paul Watanabe and Michael Liu.
To download the report, click here. To view the press release, click here.
A supplemental report with an analysis of participation by ethnicity and gender is available for download: click here.
Census Report on Asian Americans in Massachusetts Published
This profile contains detailed demographic, social and economic, and housing data on Asian Americans in Massachusetts as a group and for the seven largest subgroups in the state. For more details, click here.
Report on Civic Engagement among Asian American Young Adults Published
Asian American We: Civic Engagement among Low-Income Young Adults by Dr. Michael Liu, Star Wang, Janice Wong, and Dr. Loan Dao is now available in printed form and for download. Please see our Publications page for details.
Profile on Vietnamese Americans in Massachusetts Published
Contains recent demographic and socioeconomic data on Vietnamese Americans in the state, with a focus on communities in Boston and Worcester. Utilizes data from the 2010 decennial census as well as 3-year and 5-year American Community Survey estimates. Please view our Publications page for details.
Link to Online Archive of "From Confinement to College: Video Oral Histories of Japanese Americans in WWII" Project
The Institute for Asian American Studies has completed its project recording first-hand accounts from Japanese Americans who were able to leave assembly centers and internment camps to attend college through the help of individuals or organizations.
All 18 video oral histories and interview transcripts from this project can be found here: http://openarchives.umb.edu/cdm/search/collection/p15774coll5