The 2019-20 Asian American Studies Lecture Series celebrated new creative voices with readings by Elaine Castillo and Jessica Hagedorn, Ken Chen and Sally Wen Mao, Yiyun Li and Jia Tolentino, and Monica Youn and Jenny Zhang. March and April 2020 events were postponed due to the move to remote learning. Karan Mahajan and Jenny Xie read on October 29, 2020.
The 2018-19 Asian American Studies Lecture Series featured lectures on new and forthcoming research by David Eng, David Roh, Fiona I. B. Ngô, Kandice Chuh, Janelle Wong, and Colleen Lye. Tina Chang read from her poetry and discussed her journey as a writer. The lecture by Leti Volpp, a 1986 alumna, marked the 40th anniversary of the Asian American Alumni Association.