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.
On Sunday, I was invited to appear on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” where I discussed the role that religion has played in presidential campaigns past and present. I took audience questions and discussed a variety of issues related to religion and politics, including Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith and the debate over the contraceptive mandate. Watch it here: