The National Asian American Survey is a scientific and nonpartisan effort to poll the opinions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on issues such as public policy, political preferences, experiences with discrimination and race relations. Jennifer Lee and Karthick Ramakrishnan, principal investigators and researchers from NAAS, draw on powerful data to move past media images to showcase the diversity of today’s Asian American population and consider where they fit into the U.S. racial order.
Jennifer Lee is Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. She has written award-winning articles and books, including The Asian American Achievement Paradox, The Diversity Paradox, Asian American Youth, and Civility in the City. Committed to public engagement, she has written for and been featured in a variety of media outlets, including The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, and NPR.
Karthick Ramakrishnan is Associate Dean of the UC Riverside School of Public Policy, and Professor of Public Policy and Political Science. He directs the National Asian American Survey, and is founder of AAPIData.com, which features demographic data and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He has also written dozens of op-eds and appeared in over 1,000 news stories, many in major news outlets such as The New York Times, Economist, Los Angeles Times, and CNN.
Moderated by Amie Ninh.