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 email us for office hours.

For latest updates on CSEAS activities:

CSEAS Announcements 11/21/22

CSEAS 2021-2022 Year-in-Review

News & Announcements

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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

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Southeast Asia Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Apply now for the Summer 2023 and Academic Year 2023-2024 FLAS Fellowships for the study of Southeast Asian languages! The deadline is February 22, 2023.

Monday, November 14, 2022

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PEMSEA Summer 2023 Archaeological Field School in Cambodia

Students are invited to apply for the Program for Early Modern Southeast Asia Archaeology Field School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, tentatively scheduled June 22 to July 13, 2023. Deadline: January 30, 2023

Monday, November 7, 2022

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Engaging Lived Religion: Jain, Buddhist, and Muslim Communities

This free K-12 Teacher Institute (Jan 28 and Feb 4, 2023) is designed for educators teaching grades 6-12 to learn about Jainism, Buddhism, and Islam through the lens of "Lived Religion". Register now! Space is limited to 25 teachers.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022