Welcome to the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies! We have been supporting the study of this important region at UCLA for more than 15 years, serving as a place to encourage the discussion and dissemination of scholarly work on the countries of the region.

Our Center has been critical to sustaining and expanding Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA, which has now become one of the major U.S. sites for the study of this region.

Read about our latest activities:

  CSEAS Announcements 2/5/18  

Upcoming Events

Khok Thlok, Cosmology, and Angkor as a Hydraulic City

Friday, February 23, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fowler A222


The Afterlives of Martial Law/Disco Manila Listening Party

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
De Neve Plaza Room B


Going Global: Exploring Human Rights in the Shadow of Nationalism

Friday, April 20, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
UCLA Faculty Center


News & Announcements

“The Best We Could Do”: Confronting unspoken trauma through storytelling

The author/illustrator of the UCLA 2017–18 Common Book advised students how to engage with their refugee families' heritage, stressing the importance of diversifying refugee narratives to prevent future superpowers from adopting condescending “savior” attitudes.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018


Summer 2018 Undergraduate Scholarship for Study Abroad in Indonesia

The Julia and Ken Gouw Centennial Scholars Fund for Study Abroad in Indonesia offers scholarships to undergraduate students for a summer language and service program in Indonesia.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018


Summer 2018 Travel Grants for Research in Indonesia

The Indonesian Studies Program offers summer travel grants for UCLA graduate and undergraduate students.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018


Applications for 2018-2019 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Southeast Asian Language are now open!

The U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship program.

Monday, November 13, 2017