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Board of Advisors
Research Advisory Board
The role of APIAVote’s Research Advisory Board is to take an active interest in APIAVote and its role in a progressive civic engagement movement, and to contribute time, resources, and ideas that will enable APIAVote to better fulfill its mission of working with partners to mobilize AAPIs in electoral and civic participation.
This board provides input to, and support for APIAVote by the following means by providing guidance to APIAVote regarding advocating for certain data needs that will enhance the research of civic engagement of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and collaborating with APIAVote on AAPI voting behavior and engagement and to partner with APIAVote in informing the political arena, media, community, and academia about the role of AAPIs as the Margin of Difference in electoral politics.
Members of the APIAVote Research Advisory Board:
James Lai, Associate Professor of Political Science and Ethnic Studies; Director, Ethnic Studies Program, Santa Clara University
Taeku Lee, Professor of Political Science and Law, University of California, Berkeley
Publications: Why Americans Don't Join the Party: Race, Immigration, and the Failure (of Political Parties) to Engage the Electorate and Somewhere Over the Rainbow? Postracial and Panracial Politics in the Age of Obama
Pei-te Lien, Professor and Graduate Advisor of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
Don Nakanishi, Professor Emeritus (1994-2009) and the former Director (1990-2010) of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center
Karthick Ramakrishnan, Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside
Publications: Asian American Political Participation
Paul Watanabe, Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Boston
Publications: Interest and Action: Findings from a Boston-Area Survey of Chinese and Vietnamese American Attitudes on Immigrants, Immigration, and Activism, Asian American Law Journal, vol. 16, 2009 ; Enabling the Asian American Electorate: 2003 Voter Registration in Eleven Massachusetts Cities and Towns, Institute for Asian American Studies, December 2004.
Janelle S. Wong, Associate Professor, University of Southern California and Seattle University