Our Story


 

We are a group of Asian and Asian American students and scholars of classical antiquity interested in studying the reception of the classical tradition in contemporary Asian and Asian American culture and committed to increasing the diversity of the field of Classics.  We came together during and in the immediate wake of the 2019 AIA/SCS Annual Meeting in San Diego, feeling that we needed a stronger sense of community as Asian and Asian American classicists.

Our Mission

The Asian and Asian American Classical Caucus is a professional organization that fosters the interests of students and scholars of classical antiquity who identify as Asian and Asian American by (1) promoting scholarship that explores issues of classical reception in Asian and Asian American culture and (2) striving to bring together the vibrant community of Asian and Asian American classicists.  We welcome the support of our allies from different backgrounds and look forward to collaborating with other organizations that share our vision of an equitable future for the field.