Janelle Wong is an Associate Professor of American Studies and the Director of Asian American Studies at University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Her research focuses on race, immigration, and political mobilization. Dr. Wong is the author of Democracy’s Promise: Immigrants and American Civic Institutions (2006, University of Michigan Press) and co-author of two books on Asian American politics. She is currently working on a book about the impact Asian American and Latino evangelical Christians will have on the traditional conservative Christian movement and immigrant political participation. Recently, PRRI had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Wong in depth about some of the 2014 American Values Survey’s findings on Asian Americans.
Last Friday, I was on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, discussing the high-profile meeting of white evangelical leaders, who gathered last weekend in Texas to unite behind an emergency “consensus” candidate. The question is whether their decision (they ultimately endorsed Rick Santorum) will carry enough weight among voters to unseat Mitt Romney, the frontrunner. Watch below: