Janelle Wong | Senior Researcher

Twitter: @ProfJanelleWong (preferred nouns: she/her/hers)

Janelle Wong is Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland and a core faculty member in its Asian American Studies Program.  She received her PhD in 2001 from the Department of Political Science at Yale University.


Wong is the author of Immigrants, Evangelicals, and Politics in an Era of Demographic Change (2018, Russell Sage Press), Democracy’s Promise: Immigrants and American Civic Institutions (2006, University of Michigan Press) and co-author of two books on Asian American politics. The most recent is Asian American Political Participation: Emerging Constituents and their Political Identities (2011, Russell Sage Foundation), based on the first national, multilingual, multiethnic survey of Asian Americans. She was a Co-Principal Investigator on the 2016 National Asian American Survey, a nation-wide survey of Asian American political and social attitudes. Wong is a research fellow at AAPI Data and a public fellow at PRRI (Public Religion Research Institute).