Welcome to the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies! Since 1999, CSEAS has been critical to sustaining and expanding Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA, serving to strengthen the discussion and dissemination of scholarly work on this important region.

UCLA CSEAS staff are currently working remotely. Please contact us at cseas@international.ucla.edu for virtual office hours.

For latest updates on CSEAS activities:

CSEAS Announcements 4/27/23

CSEAS 2021-2022 Year-in-Review

Upcoming Events

Photo for New Books in Filipinx Studies

New Books in Filipinx Studies

Friday, October 13, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Young Research Library Presentation Room

Photo for Film Screening: Above and Below...

Film Screening: Above and Below the Ground

Monday, October 16, 2023
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall


News & Announcements

Photo for Bringing migrant and refugee stories...

Bringing migrant and refugee stories and connections to light

UCLA Newsroom / Professor Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi's relational approach to Asian American studies and refugee memory creates a powerful ripple effect.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Photo for Decolonization, education and “slow archaeology”

Decolonization, education and “slow archaeology”

“Decolonization is not just about highlighting flawed historical narratives, it's also about redress... It's economic, it's political and, of course, it's educational,” says CSEAS Director Stephen Acabado.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Photo for Everyday speculation and resistance among...

Everyday speculation and resistance among peri-urban spaces in Jakarta

UCLA Professors Helga Leitner and Eric Sheppard present their field study of how residents in Jakarta, Indonesia navigate displacement, dispossession and the rebuilding of their lives.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Photo for Introducing Piphal Heng

Introducing Piphal Heng

Piphal Heng is the 2022–2024 postdoctoral fellow at the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and UCLA Program for Early Modern Southeast Asia. He also holds a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Monday, September 19, 2022