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Asian American Research Journal

The Asian American Research Journal (AARJ), co-sponsored by the Asian American Research Center (AARC) and the Asian American and Asian Diaspora studies (AAADS) Program at UC Berkeley, seeks to provide a platform for research and scholarly work centered on Asian American experiences, identities, and communities. The AARJ is published annually with the intent to uplift and direct power towards undergraduate and graduate research. The journal welcomes works by UC Berkeley students centered on Asian American experiences, identities, and communities.

Volume I: Building Our Voices is available for free download here.



CALL FOR PAPERS for Volume II: Illuminating Lived Realities

Volume II, Illuminating Lived Realities, is focused on highlighting the variety of experiences that come with being Asian American, especially in consequence to recent events such as the mass spread of COVID-19. Possible submission topics include identity, public health, media and pop culture, social justice, and many more! The sky's the limit and we look forward to seeing what you all come up with!


- We are accepting book reviews, academic essays, and research papers.

- The work must be written within the last two calendar years by a UC Berkeley undergraduate or graduate student.

- Submission must not exceed 10pages single spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, not including references.

- Citations must come from reliable sources and be in APA, MLA, or Chicago style.

Submissions are being accepted until February 6, 2022. Please submit your paper to

Questions? Contact the chief editors at


Asian American Research Center
2420 Bowditch Street #5670
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-5670
TEL: 510.642.0813
FAX: 510.642.8674


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