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If you’re a scholar or teacher of Asian American literature, please join our professional network. Email us at to be added to the CAALS Google group (our email list). Event notices, calls for papers/submissions, other opportunities, and occasional discussion questions are circulated there.

You can also follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook group to engage with a diverse community about Asian American literature, culture, and arts. The group includes many writers, students, teachers, and fans of Asian American literature and is a great place to learn about new writers and artists.

Become A Member

If you’d like to engage with us more actively, become a member! Membership in the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies (CAALS) is open to scholars, writers, teachers, and students of Asian American literature. We strive to provide a friendly professional community, scholarly opportunities, and mentorship. We especially welcome graduate students, untenured scholars, scholars working at teaching-intensive institutions or in alt-ac roles, women-of-color scholars, and others from marginalized backgrounds. We look forward to getting to know you and your work.

Participants in any CAALS-sponsored panel must be a current member. The membership year runs from May 1 to April 30. Please use the button below to join via PayPal, or send money via the PayPal website to

If you are joining CAALS for the first time, please follow up by emailing us at to introduce yourself! This will ensure that we add you to our email list and learn more about your interests so we can better support you as a member.

Annual Membership Dues:*
$20: full-time faculty and administrators
$5: students, adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and community members

*Annual membership dues recently increased to $20 for full-time faculty and administrators. Dues for all others remain the same at $5.


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