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Models of Practice: Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) in Action, edited by Timothy P. Fong and Dina Maramba (forthcoming).

Ethnic Studies Research: Approaches and Perspectives, edited by Timothy P. Fong (Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press, 2008).

The Contemporary Asian American Experience: Beyond the Model Minority (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2007).

Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Sacramento: A Community Profile, 2000 and Beyond (2006).

The Contemporary Asian American Experience: Beyond the Model Minority, 2nd Edition  (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2002).

Asian Americans: Experiences and Perspectives, edited by Timothy P. Fong and Larry H. Shinagawa (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2000).

The Contemporary Asian American Experience: Beyond the Model Minority (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1998).

The First Suburban Chinatown: The Remaking of Monterey Park, California (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994).

Contemporary Racialization in the United States (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, forthcoming).

Ethnic Studies Research: Approaches and Perspectives, edited by Timothy P. Fong (Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press, 2008).

The Contemporary Asian American Experience: Beyond the Model Minority (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2007).

Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Sacramento: A Community Profile, 2000 and Beyond (2006).

The Contemporary Asian American Experience: Beyond the Model Minority, 2nd Edition (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2002).

Asian Americans: Experiences and Perspectives, edited by Timothy P. Fong and Larry H. Shinagawa (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2000).

The Contemporary Asian American Experience: Beyond the Model Minority (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1998).

The First Suburban Chinatown: The Remaking of Monterey Park, California (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994). Association 

Full Circle Project aims to boost graduation rates (Oct. 15, 2015)

Asian students need aid, too (October 14, 2015)

Full Circle Project-Sacramento State (September, 2015)

Sac State wins federal opportunity grant (October 7, 2011)

U.S. takes halting steps toward a post-racial era (January 19, 2009)

Study finds Asian Americans in Sacramento face high poverty rates (May 23, 2006)

“Asian American Models of Leadership and Leadership Development in U.S. Higher Education” in Asian American Voices: Engaging, Empowering, and Enabling. Lin Zhan (ed.). New York: National League for Nursing, 2009.

Voices of the Future: Emerging Leaders. Sherry H. Penney and Patricia Akemi Neilson (eds.). Boston: University of Massachusetts Boston, 2009

“Using Culturally Sensitive Frameworks to Study Asian American Leaders in Higher Education” in Conducting Research on Asian Americans in Higher Education. New Directions for Institutional Research. Samuel D. Museus (ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009. 

Next Generation Leadership: Insights from Emerging Leaders. Sherry H. Penney and Patricia Akemi Neilson. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Health and Mental Health of Older Asian Americans: A Comparative Study of Chinese, Filipino, Asian Indian, and Other Asian/Pacific Islander Elders, Jing Tan, October 2015/24 pages

An analysis of data on older Asian Americans from ten years of the National Health Interview Survey. The report emphasizes the differences in sociodemographic characteristics, health needs, and health insurance coverage among Asian American subgroups.

Political Contributions by Asian Americans: An Analysis of the 2014 Massachusetts Gubernatorial Campaign, Michael Liu and Paul Watanabe, July 2015/8 pages

The report presents data on donations by Asian Americans to candidates who ran for governor in 2014. The results are compared to a similar analysis conducted by the Institute in 2002. 

Nepali Female Migrants and Informalization of Domestic Care Work:​ Service or Servitude?, Shobha Hamal Gurung,

This article investigates the work experiences of Nepali female migrants who work in service and domestic/child care work in Boston and New York, focusing on examining the type and nature of women’s work, labor practices, work and living conditions, women’s experiences and views about their work, and their responses to labor practices. The author was an IAAS Research Fellow. This article was originally published in the Journal of Workplace Rights in 2009 by Baywood Publishing Co. Posted with permission. 2009 (Permission rec’d 2014)/22 pages

Information on Small Populations with Significant Health Disparities: A Report on Data Collected on the Health of Asian Americans in Massachusetts, Carolyn Wong, Hannah Hosotani, and John Her, November 2012/50 pages

An analysis of publicly available sources of data on Asian Americans in Massachusetts with recommendations on ways to improve this collection of data.

The Asian American Electorate in 2012: Estimates of Voter Registration in Eleven Massachusetts Cities and Towns, Paul Watanabe and Michael Liu, October 2012/12 pages

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.

Asian Americans in Massachusetts: A Census Profile, Shauna Lo, October 2012/28 pages

The report utilizes data from the 2010 Decennial Census, 2010 American Community Survey 1-year estimates, and the 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-year estimates to provide detailed demographic and socioeconomic data for Asian Americans as well as for Chinese, Indians, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Koreans, Filipinos, and Japanese Americans in the state. Many of the tables also provide comparative data on Whites, Blacks and African Americans, and Latinos.

Profiles of Asian American Subgroups in Massachusetts: Vietnamese Americans in Massachusetts, Shauna Lo and Thao Tran, August 2012/8 pages

Asian American We: Civic Engagement among Low-Income Young Adults, Dr. Michael Liu, Star Wang, Janice Wong, and Dr. Loan Dao, July 2012/28 pages

A study of the civic participation of low-income Asian American adults between the ages of 18 and 25 in the Boston area. Discusses the results of a mail survey with 100 respondents, focus groups, and best practice interviews. Prepared in cooperation with the Asian American Resource Workshop.

Massachusetts Immigrants by the Numbers, Second Edition: Demographic Characteristics and Economic Footprint, March 2012/62 pages

Prepared for The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. by the Institute for Asian American Studies. Authors: Drs. Alan Clayton-Matthews and Paul Watanabe. Updated data on the impact of immigrants on the Massachusetts economy. The report presents demographic characteristics as well as examines variables such as income, poverty status, occupation, and homeownership.

Adult Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Memories and Influences, Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs Talk about Businesses, Families, Graduate Schools and Careers, November 2011/67 pages

Prepared for The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. by the Institute for Asian American Studies. Authors: Nga-Wing Anjela Wong, Paul Watanabe, and Michael Liu. Forty Asian American and Latino/a graduate students discuss their experiences growing up as children of immigrant parents who ran their own businesses. The study participants reflect on how these experiences influenced their educational and career choices.

Chinese-born Seniors on the Move: Transnational Mobility and Family Life Between the Pearl River Delta and Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Nicole Newendorp, July 2011/20 pages

Asian Adoptees and Post-Adoption Services in Massachusetts: Data from Providers and Reflections from Adult Adoptees, Nathan Kupel, September 2010/28 pages

The report documents and assesses post-adoption services and programs available to Asian adoptees in Massachusetts and presents recommendations for improving and expanding them.

Adult Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Memories and Influences, Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs Talk about Businesses, Families, Graduate Schools and Careers, November 2011/67 pages

Chinese-born Seniors on the Move: Transnational Mobility and Family Life Between the Pearl River Delta and Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Nicole Newendorp, July 2011/20 pages

Asian Adoptees and Post-Adoption Services in Massachusetts: Data from Providers and Reflections from Adult Adoptees, Nathan Kupel, September 2010/28 pages

The report documents and assesses post-adoption services and programs available to Asian adoptees in Massachusetts and presents recommendations for improving and expanding them.

Profiles of Asian American Subgroups in Massachusetts: Korean Americans in Massachusetts, Nathan Kupel, March 2010/8 pages

A Profile of Asian Americans in Massachusetts: Data from the 2005-2007 American Community Survey Three-Year Estimates, June 2009/23 pages

The report contains demographic and socioeconomic data for Asian Americans as well as for Chinese, Indians, Vietnamese, Cambodians, and Koreans in the state. Many of the tables also provide comparative data on Whites, Blacks and African Americans, and Latinos.

Lao Health and Adjustment in Southern New England Three Decades after the Secret War, Dr. Patrick F. Clarkin, January 2009/24 pages

Massachusetts Immigrants by the Numbers: Demographic Characteristics and Economic Footprint, June 2009/50 pages

Prepared for The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. by the Institute for Asian American Studies. Authors: Alan Clayton-Matthews, Faye Karp, and Paul Watanabe. An analysis of data on the impact of immigrants on the Massachusetts economy. Along with demographic characteristics, the study examines variables such as income, poverty status, occupation, and homeownership. In addition, the report addresses the impact of immigrants on taxes, social services, and transfer payments.

Interest and Action: Findings from a Survey of Asian American Attitudes on Immigrants, Immigration, and Activism, Michael Liu, Shauna Lo, and Paul Watanabe, October 2008/33 pages

This report presents results from a survey of 412 Chinese and Vietnamese in the Boston area about attention paid to immigration issues, views on the impact of immigrants and on immigration policies, and likeliness to engage in political activities around immigration rights.

Asian American Nonprofit Organizations in U.S. Metropolitan Areas, Dr. Chi-kan Richard Hung, January 2008/27 pages

Asian American Nonprofit Organizations in U.S. Metropolitan Areas, Dr. Chi-kan Richard Hung, January 2008/27 pages

2007 Massachusetts Asian Pacific American Directory, September 2007/60 pages/$5

Co-published by IAAS and the Asian American Resource Workshop, Contains over 300 listings of Asian and Pacific American organizations in Massachusetts including cultural organizations, professional associations, service providers, churches and temples, schools, government agencies and media.

The Rise of Asian-Owned Businesses in Massachusetts: Data from the 2002 Economic Census Survey of Business Owners, June 2007/15 pages

Prepared for The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. by Michael Liu and Paul Watanabe

Profiles of Asian American Subgroups in Massachusetts: Filipino Americans in Massachusetts, Richard Chu, February 2007/12 pages

Far From the Commonwealth: A Report on Low-Income Asian Americans in Massachusetts, Michael Liu, Thao Tran, and Paul Watanabe, January 2007/32 pages

A profile of low-income Asian Americans in Massachusetts with detailed data on Asian American, Cambodian American, Chinese American, and Vietnamese American populations.

Housing Affordability for Households of Color in Massachusetts, Michael Stone, December 2006/Full report: 64 pages/December 2006/Summary: 12 pages

A Qualitative Examination of the Psychosocial Adjustment of Khmer Refugees in Three Massachusetts Communities, Dr. Leakhena Nou, August 2006/38 pages

Profiles of Asian American Subgroups in Massachusetts: Chinese Americans in Massachusetts, Shauna Lo, February 2006/8 pages

Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Neighborhood Revitalization: Studies of the Allston Village, East Boston and Fields Corner Neighborhoods in Boston, December 2005/68 pages

Prepared for The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. by Ramon Borges-Mendez, Michael Liu, and Paul Watanabe

A Community of Contrasts: Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the United States, 2014

This report was conceptualized nearly a decade ago after Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles released the first A Community of Contrasts report featuring disaggregated ethnic data on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) from the U.S. Census Bureau. While our communities share common ground, we recognized the importance of producing a report focused on NHPI communities.

A Community of Contrasts: Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the United States, 2014 in California, 2014

This report is a useful tool for navigating a broad array of pressing issues facing the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) community in California while encouraging meaningful partnerships to address those issues.  This report disaggregates NHPI groups to the extent possible and provides a user-friendly reference. It also features both state-level and localized data that highlights a few areas where sizable populations of Native Hawaiians, Samoans, Tongans, Chamorro, Fijians, and Marshallese reside.

Policy Platform Blueprint for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the United States

 

This policy platform blueprint is offered as a starting point in a process that will express a common set of beliefs, positions, and recommendations that will represent the foundation of a national advocacy effort for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) in the U.S. It is meant to be a living document that changes and adapts to our community’s needs while reinforcing the principles shared by our respective NHPI cultures.

2015 CARE Report

The 2015 CARE Report, The Impact of Scholarships for Asian American and Pacific Islander Community College Students: Findings from an Experimental Design Study, outlines the measurable impact of scholarship funding on the educational experiences and academic achievement of AAPI community college students from three AANAPISI campus partners: City College of San Francisco, De Anza College, and South Seattle College.

The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2014: Asian Students

 

ACT and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) collaborated and released the reports, The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2014: Asian Students to examine the academic preparation and postsecondary aspirations of students in these two groups among 2014 high school graduates who took the ACT® test.

The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2014: Pacific Islander Students

 

ACT and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) collaborated and released The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2014: Pacific Islander Students to examine the academic preparation and postsecondary aspirations of students in these two groups among 2014 high school graduates who took the ACT® test.

APIASF Scholar Perspectives Report

 

The 2013 APIASF Scholar Perspectives Report, A National Report on the Needs and Experiences of Low-Income Asian American and Pacific Islander Scholarship Recipients is the first of its kind to delve into the needs and experiences of high-performing, low-income AAPI scholarship recipients. The data in this report serves as the foundation for APIASF's evidence-based Scholar programs and services and helps to better inform program and policy decisions at the institutional, state, and federal levels that will accelerate student success.

2016 ARC Report

 

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), in partnership with the Asian American & Pacific Islander Research Coalition (ARC), released the "Invisible Financial Barriers to College Access for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders" report, which highlights the financial barriers that Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students face transitioning into postsecondary education.

Invisible Newcomers

 

Refugees from Burma/Myanmar and Bhutan in the United States, written by researchers at the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), exposes the demographic characteristics, challenges and policy implications of the two largest refugee arrivals to the U.S., who are largely invisible in the current national discourse on Asian American socioeconomic outcomes.

2014 The PEER Project

 

The 2014 PEER report, Measuring the Impact of MSI-Funded Programs on Student Success: Findings from the Evaluation on Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), evaluates the effectiveness of minority-serving institution (MSI) grant-funded student programs at AANAPISIs, one of the newest MSI designations. The second publication in the PEER project's series of research on AANAPISIs, this report closely examines AANAPISI-funded programs and their effects on student success at three AANAPISIs, De Anza College, City College of San Francisco and South Seattle Community College.

2013 PEER Report

The 2013 PEER Report: Findings from the First Year of Research on AANAPISIs summarizes the successes and challenges seen in designated and funded Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs). The report is the first in a series from the Partnership for Equity in Education through Research (PEER) project.

Winning the Future: President Obama's Agenda and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

 

The Role of New Research, Data, & Policies for Asian Americans, Native Hawai’ians, & Pacific Islanders from the UCLA Asian American Studies Center

Letters from Young Activists Edited by Dan Berger, Chesa Boudin, & Kenyan Farraw

"Meet the bold new generation of activists. Aged ten to thirty-one, these diverse authors are helping remade the world. They are atheist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim; queer, heterosexual, bisexual; Americans from every type of background, united in their vision for the world as they work towards racial, economic, environmental, and global justice."

Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans By Ronald Takaki

"In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, & oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans."

Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People By Helen Zia

"This groundbreaking book traces the transformation of Asian Americans from a few small, disconnected, and largely invisible ethnic groups into a self-identified racial group that is influencing every aspect of American society. It explores the events that shocked Asian Americans into motion and shaped a new consciousness. Helen Zia, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, writes as a personal witness to the dramatic changes involving Asian Americans."

Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White By Frank Wu

"Frank H. Wu offers a unique perspective on how changing ideas of racial identity will affect race relations in the twenty-first century. Wu examines affirmative action, globalization, immigration, and other controversial contemporary issues through the lens of the Asian-American experience. Mixing personal anecdotes, legal cases, and journalistic reporting, Wu confronts damaging Asian-American stereotypes such as "the model minority" and "the perpetual foreigner." By offering new ways of thinking about race in American society, Wu's work dares us to make good on our great democratic experiment."

The Queen and I: A Story of Dispossessions and Reconnections in Hawai'I By Sydney Iaukea

"In this exposé Sydney L. Iaukea ties personal memories to newly procured political information about Hawai'i's crucial Territorial era. Spurred by questions surrounding intergenerational property disputes in her immediate family, she delves into Hawai'i's historical archives. There she discovers the central role played by her great-great-grandfather in the politics of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Hawai'i—in particular, Curtis P. Iaukea's trusted position with the Hawai’ian Kingdom's last ruling monarch, Queen Lili'uokalani. As Iaukea charts her ancestor's efforts to defend a culture under siege, she reveals astonishing legal and legislative maneuvers that show us how capitalism reshaped cultural relationships. She finds resonant parallels and connections between her own upbringing in Maui's housing projects, her family's penchant for hiding property, and the Hawai’ian peoples' loss of their country and lands."

A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America By Ronald Takaki

"Upon its first publication, A Different Mirror was hailed by critics and academics everywhere as a dramatic new retelling of our nation's past. Beginning with the colonization of the New World, it recounted the history of America in the voice of the non-Anglo peoples of the United States—Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, Irish Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and others—groups who helped create this country's rich mosaic culture."

The Karma of Brown Folk By Vijay Prashad

"In this kaleidoscopic critique, Prashad looks into the complexities faced by the members of a "model minority"-one, he claims, that is consistently deployed as "a weapon in the war against black America.""

21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times By Bernie Trilling & Charles Fadel

"This essential resource introduces a framework for 21st century learning that maps out the skills needed to survive and thrive in a complex and connected world."

The Sum of Our Parts: Mixed Heritage Asian Americans Edited by Teresa Williams-Leon & Cynthia L. Nakashima

"This unique collection of essays focuses on the construction of identity among people of Asian descent who claim multiple heritages."

Asians in the Ivory Tower By Robert Teranishi

"Asians in the Ivory Tower explores why and how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are important to our nation's higher education priorities and places the study of AAPI college participation within a broad set of conditions through which all students must navigate as they pursue higher education."

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