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.
If you missed today’s event on “Religion and the American Presidency,” hosted by the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America and featuring a panel of leading scholars, you can listen to it by following the link above. The event kicked off the release of a new book, Religion and the American Presidency, which situates the current election within its historical context. The panelists included:
- Barbara Bradley Hagerty, an author and National Religion Correspondent for NPR
- Dr. Melissa Deckman, Associate Professor of Political Science and Louis L. Goldstein Associate Professor of Public Affairs at Washington College
- Dr. Robert P. Jones CEO, Public Religion Research Institute
- Dr. Mark Rozell, Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University
- Dr. Stephen Schneck, Director of the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America
If you want to check out the book, you can find it on Amazon. An extra incentive to give it a read: the chapter on President Obama’s faith and its role in his 2008 campaign and presidency was co-written me and our Research Director, Daniel Cox.