In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, ACLS highlights scholarly resources on the history, impact, and culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States, including people with heritage from across the continent of Asia and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

In addition to our recent Anti-Asian Bias and Asian Empowerment Movements Scholarly Resource List, we hope this page will amplify humanistic scholarship and perspectives that expand our understanding and celebrate the history and culture of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.

Similar to our previously published Inclusive Excellence scholarly resource lists, we invited our global community of fellows to share links and PDFs of existing readings, research, curricula, published works, and other resources that they authored or recommend to share with our community.

We welcome ACLS fellows and members to share any additional contributions, questions, or comments with us at [email protected].

Scholarly Resources by ACLS Fellows


For me, the best antidote to both stereotypes and fear is good information. If we understand where stereotypes come from historically, they can lose some of their power today. So let’s start by opening our minds and trying to understand how we got here. Susie Lan Cassel F’20, Professor, Literature and Writing Studies, California State University, San Marcos




“Today’s highly integrated and thriving North Texas Vietnamese population is the latest chapter in a story that began as the Vietnam War ended and waves of refugees left Vietnam. The ‘Becoming Texans, Becoming Americans’ Oral History project documents the stories of Vietnamese refugees who arrived in North Texas following the fall of Saigon in April 1975.”

Photos by Byrd Williams IV for the “Becoming Texans, Becoming Americans” Oral History Collection

Created by Betsy Brody F’21
Professor, Collin College





Despite all of its instability and uncertainty, however, Pacific studies has become a vital academic space to encourage deep learning, promote creativity and understanding, generate counter-hegemonic discourse, and nurture personal growth and self-determination. Terence Wesley-Smith

“Rethinking Pacific Studies Twenty Years On” – The Contemporary Pacific, 28(1), 2016