Center for Asian American Studies

Welcome to the UMass Lowell Center for Asian American Studies!
The Center promotes research and education around the cultures, histories, and experiences of Asian Americans. Learn more about us.
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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  • Understanding Triumphs and Challenges of Immigration
  • A History of Lowell’s Cambodian Community
  • Sharing Our Stories
  • The Asian Food Acculturation Study

  • All CAAS Research


  • March 3: The Refugees of Shangri-La: The Untold Story of the Bhutanese Refugees
  • March 30 - April 3: “Forty Years Later: Where Are We Now?” 
  • April 2: 2015 Asian American Cultures Festival: “The Kingdom of Kambuja”
  • May 17 – June 5: Cambodian Summer Studies Institute at UMass Lowell 

  • Read more about these events.