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Asian American Studies Lecture Series: Janelle Wong

Janelle Wong, University of Maryland

March 28, 2019 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm EDT · 010 East Pyne

Program in American Studies

Janelle Wong is a professor of Asian American studies at the University of Maryland. She is author of “Democracy’s Promise: Immigrants and American Civic Institutions” (2006, University of Michigan Press) and co-author of two books on Asian American politics, including “Asian American Political Participation: Emerging Constituents and Their Political Identities” (2011, Russell Sage Foundation), based on the first nationally representative survey of Asian Americans’ political attitudes and behavior.

Wong’s research is on race, immigration, and political mobilization. Her most recent book is “Immigration, Evangelicals and Politics in an Era of Demographic Change.”

As a scholar and teacher, she has worked closely with social service, labor, civil rights, and media organizations that serve the Asian American population.

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