Educate Through Data Collection & Analysis

Our team of experts in social science and statistical analysis are doing systematic collection and analysis of data about the Asian American scholar community.  The main goal of our work is to educate policymakers, educational institutions, and community organizations to understand the unique challenges and opportunities faced by our community.  Such data can provide insights into areas of underrepresentation, potential biases in academia, and specific needs of Asian American scholars, thus fostering a more inclusive and equitable academic environment. Additionally, this information is vital for tracking progress over time.


AASF Webinar: The Chilling Effect & Fears of Chinese-American Scientists and the Implications to U.S. Science and Technology: A Nationwide Study, October 17, 2022

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.

Statements / Publications

New Report Showcases Climate of Fear Among Asian-Origin Scientists and Researchers, September 23, 2022

Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF) released a report, “Caught in the Crossfire: Fears of Chinese-American Scientists,” with data that shows a growing number of Chinese-origin American academics leaving the United States and switching from U.S. to Chinese affiliations. The research shows the chilling effect of potential federal investigation and prosecution since the U.S. Department of Justice’s “China Initiative,” which launched in 2018.

Caught in the Crossfire: Fears of Chinese-American Scientists, September 23, 2022

Asian American Scholar Forum data shows decline in scientists of Asian descent staying in the U.S. and likelihood of pursuing federal funding due to climate of fear.

Citations by Influential Media

The high price of overzealously defending the US research enterprise against theft by China, Steven A. Kivelson and Peter F. Michelson


U.S.-China Tensions Fuel Outflow of Chinese Scientists From U.S. Universities, Sha Hua and Karen Hao


In the aftermath of ‘The China Initiative’ a survey finds a third of Chinese scientists feel unwelcome in U.S., Bob Yirka ,


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