Center for Asian American Studies

Welcome to the UMass Lowell Center for Asian American Studies. The Center for Asian American Studies promotes research and education around the cultures, histories, and experiences of Asian Americans.

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In 2014, CAAS researchers were awarded grants from the UMass Creative Economy Fund and the UMass Boston Institute for Asian American Studies to conduct research in and around Lowell.

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"Year Zero," a play about Cambodian American youth, runs this fall at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre. Discounted tickets for students and faculty on UMass Lowell Night (Wed., Sept. 24, 2014). See CAAS events.
CAAS is hosting a reading by acclaimed author Gish Jen on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 4:30 p.m. in O’Leary 222. This event is part of the 2014 Jack Kerouac Literary Festival. Learn more.


  • Understanding Triumphs and Challenges of Immigration
  • A History of Lowell’s Cambodian Community
  • Sharing Our Stories
  • The Asian Food Acculturation Study

  • All CAAS Research


  • Sept. 24 - UMass Lowell Night at Merrimack Repertory Theatre's production of "Year Zero," a play about Cambodian youth.
  • Oct. 2-3 - Southeast Asian American Studies Conference at University of Minnesota.
  • Oct. 16 - Author Gish Jen reads at the Jack Kerouac Literary Festival.

  • Read more about these events.