Home

Promoting academic belonging, openness, freedom, and equality for all.

AASF Announcements

U.S. Government to Pay $1.8 Million in Damages to Wrongly Prosecuted Chinese American Scientist Sherry Chen in Historic Settlement

The Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF) is proud to announce it has welcomed Gisela Perez Kusakawa as its founding executive director to lead the organization in providing a voice for Asian American scientists, researchers, and scholars across the country. AASF endeavors to protect the rights of Asian Americans and immigrants and promote academic belonging, openness, freedom, and equality for all.

AASF Webinar: The Chilling Effect & Fears of Chinese-American Scientists and the Implications to U.S. Science and Technology: A Nationwide Study

Click to watch the webinar recording.
In this webinar, the researchers who conducted the study entitled “Caught in the Crossfire: Fears of Chinese-American Scientists” will present their findings and we will hear from prominent speakers on the implications of these findings. Congresswoman Judy Chu will provide a keynote.

Asian American Scholar Forum Appoints Gisela Perez Kusakawa as its First Executive Director 

The Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF) is proud to announce it has welcomed Gisela Perez Kusakawa as its founding executive director to lead the organization in providing a voice for Asian American scientists, researchers, and scholars across the country. AASF endeavors to protect the rights of Asian Americans and immigrants and promote academic belonging, openness, freedom, and equality for all.


Toolkit for Researchers
to Garner Institutional Support on
Research Security Issues

We researchers must ensure that our institutions take action against racial profiling, promote open science, and provide appropriate support to their researchers. We have prepared this toolkit to help guide researchers in approaching their institutions’ administrations to craft appropriate and effective responses to the current climate of increased scrutiny.


Articles About the Asian American Scholar Community

​​​​​​​Advancing Justice – AAJC Commends End to China Initiative, Calls for Transparency and Vows to Watch Dismantling Closely

AASF fully supports AAJC’s statement made on Feb 23, 2022.

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an end to the controversial “China Initiative,” and a series of changes to their national security approach to address concerns of profiling of Asian Americans and immigrants lifted up by Advancing Justice – AAJC and other civil rights and academic groups.