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Thu, Mar 14


Virtual Event

Understanding Affirmative Action & SCOTUS Ruling with Professor Janelle Wong

Join AAAYA in this fourth and final event in our Affirmative Action series as Asian American Studies scholar Professor Janelle Wong shares her academic analysis and the historical context of the recent SCOTUS ruling and what it means for Asian Americans.

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Understanding Affirmative Action & SCOTUS Ruling with Professor Janelle Wong
Understanding Affirmative Action & SCOTUS Ruling with Professor Janelle Wong

Time & Location

Mar 14, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

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About the Event

Professor Janelle Wong (PhD, 2001) will join AAAYA to share her research on Asian American public opinion on affirmative action and her experiences as a supporter of race-conscious policies. She will also discuss research on how the debate over race-conscious admissions reveals an evolving position for Asian Americans in the broader racial landscape. Affirmative action and the role of race in admissions continues to be a contested topic within the Asian American community, and AAAYA is excited to host Janelle Wong to add academic nuance and evidence to the conversation.

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Janelle Wong received her PhD from the Department of Political Science at Yale University. She is Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the University of Maryland in 2012, she was at the University of Southern California in the Departments of Political Science and American Studies and Ethnicity. Wong is author of Immigrants, Evangelicals and Politics in an Era of Demographic Change (2018, Russell Sage Foundation Press), Democracy’s Promise: Immigrants and American Civic Institutions (2006, University of Michigan Press) and co-author of two books on Asian American politics. 

Her most recent article on Asian American politics is Asian Americans and the Politics of the 21st Century. She is co-author of three amicus briefs filed in the SFFA v. Harvard case that focused on social science support for race-conscious admissions.

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