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Diane Wong

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow
(212) 998-9163
1 Wash Pl, Room 413

B.A. Political Science & Asian American Studies, Binghamton University, 2012
M.A. Government, Cornell University, 2015
Ph.D. Government, Cornell University, 2018

Diane Wong's current research focuses on intergenerational resistance to gentrification in New York, San Francisco, and Boston Chinatowns. Her work draws from a combination of methods including ethnography, participatory mapping, archival research, and oral history interviews with tenants, organizers, restaurant and garment workers, small business owners, public health workers, and artists. Her dissertation has received the Byran Jackson Award for Best Research on Race and Urban Politics at the 2017 American Political Science Association Conference and the Don T. Nakanishi Award for Distinguished Scholarship and Service in Asian Pacific American Politics at the 2018 Western Political Science Association Conference. Her research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (2014-2017), Mellon Foundation, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, New York Public Library, and Cornell University’s American Studies Program. Diane is a member of the Bouchet Society and has been as an active member of the McNair Achievement Scholars Program, Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative, and American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program. Her work has appeared in Urban Affairs Review, Asian American Policy Review, Push/Pull and a variety of books, journals, anthologies, films, and podcasts.

Teaching and Research Interests

American politics; Asian American studies; race and ethnicity; urban governance; displacement; comparative immigration; gender and sexuality; cultural and media studies; Afro-Asian solidarities; community studies; and innovative pedagogies