This year’s 2019 Western Political Science Association (WPSA) conference will be hosted in San Diego, California. We have a dedicated mini-conference within the conference that focuses on APA politics on April 19, 2019 from 8:00 am through 5:00 pm. If you are in the area and would like to attend, please feel welcome to join us (note WPSA registration requirements at It should be a wonderful set of panels regarding the latest on APA politics research.

Section 31  –  Miniconference: Asian Pacific American Politics

Panel 31. 01 – Race and Political Representation in the Asian American Community
Date:Friday, April 19, 2019, 8:00 – 9:45 AM
Chairs:Geron, Kim, [email protected], CSU East Bay
Papers:But Where Are You Really From? Stereotyping and Political Engagement among Asian Americans.
Leung, Vivien, [email protected], University of California, Los Angeles
Understanding Substantive Representation by the Womanists among Asian Pacific American Elected Officials
Lien, Pei-te, [email protected], University of California Santa Barbara
Filler, Nicole, [email protected], Highline College
Inventing the Terms of Exclusion: Immigration Policy and Racialization in the 19th Century
Aoki, Andrew, [email protected], Augsburg University
Discussant(s):Le, Loan, [email protected], Institute for Good Government and Inclusion

Panel 31. 02 – Political Learning and Affirmative Action Policies for Asian Americans
Date:Friday, April 19, 2019, 10:00 – 11:45 AM
Chair:Le, Loan, [email protected], Institute for Good Government and Inclusion
Paper:Examing Asian American Attitude toward Affirmative Action
Liu, Baodong, [email protected], University of Utah
From the Politics of Pan-ethnic Solidarity to Ethnic Particularism in Asian American Politics: Examining the Rise of Chinese American Conservatism
Song, Daeun, [email protected], University of California, Irvine
Sexual Harassment of Asian American Females on College Campuses
Le, Loan, [email protected], Institute for Good Government and Inclusion
Discussant(s):Lien, Pei-te, [email protected], University of California Santa Barbara
Panel 31. 04 – Asian Americans and the Politics of Space
Date:Friday, April 19, 2019, 1:15 – 3:00 PM
Chair:Filler, Nicole, [email protected], Highline College
Paper(s):Neighborhood Political Composition and Political Participation Among Asian Americans
Chan, Nathan, [email protected], University of California, Irvine
Beyond Koreatown: Asian Americans After the Los Angeles Riots
Le, Loan, [email protected], Institute for Good Government and Inclusion
The Eviction Machine, Tenant Mobilization, and Growing the Grassroots in Manhattan”s Chinatown
Wong, Diane, [email protected], Cornell University
Discussant(s):Filler, Nicole, [email protected], Highline College
Panel 31. 05 – Roundtable: Lessons in Teaching and Learning:
Asian American Politics in 2018
Date:Friday, April 19, 2019, 3:15 – 5:00 PM
Chair(s):Le, Loan, [email protected], Institute for Good Government and Inclusion


Aoki, Andrew, [email protected], Augsburg University
Filler, Nicole, [email protected], Highline College
Junn, Jane, [email protected], University of Southern California
Takeda, Oki, [email protected], Aoyama Gakuin University

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