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,, CSU East Bay
Papers: But Where Are You Really From? Stereotyping and Political Engagement among Asian Americans.
Leung, Vivien,, University of California, Los Angeles
Understanding Substantive Representation by the Womanists among Asian Pacific American Elected Officials
Lien, Pei-te,, University of California Santa Barbara
Filler, Nicole,, Highline College
Inventing the Terms of Exclusion: Immigration Policy and Racialization in the 19th Century
Aoki, Andrew,, Augsburg University
Discussant(s): Le, Loan,, 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,, Institute for Good Government and Inclusion
Paper: Examing Asian American Attitude toward Affirmative Action
Liu, Baodong,, 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,, University of California, Irvine
Sexual Harassment of Asian American Females on College Campuses
Le, Loan,, Institute for Good Government and Inclusion
Discussant(s): Lien, Pei-te,, 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,, Highline College
Paper(s): Neighborhood Political Composition and Political Participation Among Asian Americans
Chan, Nathan,, University of California, Irvine
Beyond Koreatown: Asian Americans After the Los Angeles Riots
Le, Loan,, Institute for Good Government and Inclusion
The Eviction Machine, Tenant Mobilization, and Growing the Grassroots in Manhattan”s Chinatown
Wong, Diane,, Cornell University
Discussant(s): Filler, Nicole,, 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,, Institute for Good Government and Inclusion


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

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