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About AAPI Nexus: Policy, Practice and Community

Published by UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center Press, AAPI Nexus is a national journal focusing on policies, practices and community research to benefit the nation’s burgeoning Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. AAPI Nexus draws from professional schools and applied social science scholars as well as practitioners and public policy advocates with the goal of reinvigorating Asian American Studies’ mission of serving communities and generating practical research.

The first issue was released in Fall 2003, and focused on community development. Since then, AAPI Nexus has published volumes dealing with Intersections in Education, Mental Health, Workforce issues and more. After a decade and a half of existence, AAPI Nexus will become an open-access journal, a move that we hope will increase the social and political value of our contributors. This means granting “free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit, and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship” (Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing, June 20, 2003).


INTERIM SENIOR EDITOR: Gilbert Gee, Professor, School of Public Health
MANAGING EDITOR: Melany De La Cruz-Viesca
COPY EDITOR: Christine Dunn
PRODUCTION TEAM: Tam Nguyen, Irene Park


  • Pauline Agbayani-Siewart | Social Work, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Roshan Bastani | Public Health, UCLA
  • Kathryn L. Braun | Public Health Studies, University of Hawai’i, Manoa
  • Gregory Cendana | Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO
  • Mitchell Chang | Higher Education & Organizational Change, UCLA
  • Mary Ann Foo | Orange County Asian & Pacific Islander Community Alliance
  • Margaret Fung | Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • Terry Gock | Asian Pacific Family Services
  • Lisa Hasegawa | National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
  • J.D. Hokoyama | Leadership & Education for Pacific Isl&ers, Inc.
  • Tarry Hum | Urban Studies, Queens College, City University of New York
  • Shirley Hune | Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, University of Washington
  • Jerry Kang | Law, UCLA
  • Snehendu Kar | Community Health Sciences & Public Health, UCLA
  • Parag Khandhar | Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center
  • Peter Nien-chu Kiang | Education & Asian American Studies, University of MA, Boston
  • Taeku Lee | Political Science and Law, UC Berkeley
  • Karen Leong | Social Transformation on Women & Gender Studies, Arizona State University
  • Wei Li | Asian Pacific American Studies & Social Transformation, Arizona State University
  • Jim Lubben | Social Work, Boston College
  • Ailee Moon | Social Welfare, UCLA
  • Bob Nakamura | Asian American Studies, UCLA
  • Thu-huong Nguyen-vo | East Asian Languages & Cultures, UCLA
  • Paul Ong | Urban Planning, Asian American Studies, UCLA
  • William Ouchi | Management, UCLA
  • Edward Park | Asian Pacific American Studies, Loyola Marymount University
  • Lisa Sun-Hee | Park Sociology, University of Minnesota
  • Ninez Ponce | Public Health, UCLA
  • Leland Saito | Sociology & American Studies in Ethnicity, USC
  • David Takeuchi | Social Work, University of Washington
  • Robert Teranishi | Education & Asian American Studies, UCLA
  • Doua Thor | Southeast Asian Resource Action Center
  • Karen Umemoto | Urban & Regional Planning, University of Hawai‘i, Manoa
  • Ling-chi Wang | Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
  • Deborah Woo | Community Studies, UC Santa Cruz