As the Section 31 (Mini Conference on Asian Pacific American Politics) Chair, I invite you to attend the tentatively scheduled panels at the annual meeting for the Western Political Science Association. Please see details below.


Panel 31. 01 – Studies of Asian American Politics in Context
Date: Friday, April 14, 2017, 8:00 – 9:45 AM
Chair: To be Assigned
Asian American Political Independents
Le, Loan, [email protected], Institute for Good Government and Inclusion & Santa Clara University
Ong, Paul, [email protected], University of CA, Los Angeles
“Disappearing Chinatowns? Immigrant Resistance Against Gentrification in New York City, San Francisco, and Boston.”
Wong, Diane, [email protected], Cornell University
Descriptive Representation Hot Spots and the Election of Asian Pacific American (APA) and Latino Candidates Over Time
Esteban, Rhoanne, [email protected], University of California, Santa Barbara
Asian American Pacific Islander Community Citizenship
Geron, Kim, [email protected], California State University East Bay
Le, Danvy, [email protected], California State University East Bay
Panel 31. 02 – Studies of Asian American Identity and Voting
Date: Friday, April 14, 2017, 10:00 – 11:45 AM
The Discussion of Identity: East Asia’s New Homogeneity
Brookes, Ellen, [email protected], University of British Columbia
“Always Faithful? An Experimental Test of Skin Complexion and Racial Bias in a Congressional Race”
Sriram, Shyam, [email protected], University of California Santa Barbara
A Test of the Immigrant Cohort Hypothesis: Non-Refugee and Refugee Cases
Le, Loan, [email protected], Institute for Good Government and Inclusion & Santa Clara University
Su, Phi,, University of CA, Los Angeles
Asian and Latino Identity Choice and Its Implications for Political Behavior
Chong, Chinbo, [email protected], University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Panel 31. 03 – Roundtable: Recapping Results of the 2016 Elections: The Role Of Asian Americans
Date: Friday, April 14, 2017, 1:15 – 3:00 PM
Panel 31. 04 – Roundtable: Professional Development Issues Confronting Asian Pacific Americans in Political Science
Date: Friday, April 14, 2017, 3:15 – 5:00 PM
Panel 31. 05 – Roundtable: How to Teach Asian American Politics
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 8:00 – 9:45 AM

Original Call for Proposals on Research into Asian Pacific American Politics:

The Committee on the Status of Asian Pacific Americans for the Western Political Science Association issues a call for proposals for our scheduled 2017 mini-conference. The  mini-conference is structured as a conference within the annual WPSA meeting and will be held over two days on Friday and Saturday, April 14 – 15, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia. We invite all proposals that affect the lived experiences of Asian Pacific Americans, both for scholarship that fits within traditional conceptualizations of race, ethnicity and immigrant politics as well as scholarship that focuses on contemporary problems. Research might consider whether and how the forever foreigner stereotype intersects with modern police controversies; how Asian American (and intersectional) identities empower or produce disadvantages for Asian American social and political incorporation over time; and obviously, what role Asian Americans play in the 2016 elections. We welcome all proposals!
Please contact Dr. Loan Le ([email protected]), Chair of the Committee on the Status of Asian Pacific Americans, if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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