Cara J Wong

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Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Political Science

Office Address

361 Lincoln Hall
M/C 452
Champaign, IL 61820

Intellectual Property


  • Wong, Cara. Boundaries of Obligation: Geographic, Racial, and National Communities. . Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Book Contributions

  • "Explaining Perceptions of Competitive Threat in a Multiracial Context." Race, Reform, and Regulation of the Electoral Process. . New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Wong, Cara, and Grace Cho. "Jus Meritum: Citizenship for Service." Transforming Politics, Transforming America: The Political and Civic Incorporation of Immigrants in the United States. . Ed. Taeku Lee, Karthick Ramakrishnan, and Ricardo Ramírez. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010.
  • "Who Belongs? Assimilation, Integration and Multiculturalism in the United States." Nations of Immigrants, 2nd edition. . Northampton: Edward Elgar, 2009.
  • Citrin , Jack, Cara Wong, and Brian Duff. "The Meaning of American National Identity." Social Identity, Intergroup Conflict, and Conflict Reduction. . Ed. Richard D. Ashmore and Lee Jussim. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Journal Articles

  • "Bringing the Person Back In: Boundaries, Perceptions, and the Measurement of Racial Context ." Journal of Politics 74 (2012):
  • Wong, Cara. "Little’ and ‘Big’ Pictures in Our Heads: Race, Local Context and Innumeracy about Racial Groups in the U.S.." Public Opinion Quarterly 71 (2007): 392-412.
  • Wong, Cara. "Who Fights: Substitution, Commutation, and ‘Green Card Troops." Du Bois Review 4 (2007): 1-22.
  • Wong, Cara, Andrea Campbell , and Jack Citrin. "'Racial Threat,' Partisan Climate, and Direct Democracy: Contextual Effects in Three California Initiatives." Political Behavior 28 (2006): 129-150.
  • Wong, Cara, and Grace Cho. "Two-Headed Coins or Kandinskys: White Racial Identification." Political Psychology 26.5 (2005): 699-720.
  • Citrin, Jack, Cara Wong, David Sears, and Christopher Muste. "Multiculturalism in American Public Opinion." British Journal of Political Science 31 (2001): 247-75.
  • Citrin, Jack, Donald P. Green, Cara Wong, and Christopher Muste. "Public Opinion Toward Immigration Reform: The Role of Economic Motivations." The Journal of Politics 59 (1997): 858-81.

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Research Output

Maps in People's Heads: Assessing a New Measure of Context

Wong, C., Bowers, J., Rubenson, D., Fredrickson, M. & Rundlett, A., Jan 1 2020, In : Political Science Research and Methods. 8, 1, p. 160-168 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Politics and the English Language in California: Bilingual Education at the Polls

    Citrin, J., Levy, M. & Wong, C. J., 2017, In : California Journal of Politics and Policy. 9, 2, 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Would we know 'integration' if we were to see it? Measurement and The Imperative of Integration

    Wong, C. J., Sep 2014, In : Political Studies Review. 12, 3, p. 353-360 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Racism, group position, and attitudes about immigration among blacks and whites

    Hutchings, V. L. & Wong, C., Oct 31 2013, In : Du Bois Review. 11, 2, p. 419-442 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Bringing the person back in: Boundaries, perceptions, and the measurement of racial context

    Wong, C., Bowers, J., Williams, T. & Simmons, K. D., Oct 1 2012, In : Journal of Politics. 74, 4, p. 1153-1170 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    • 4 Invited talk
    • 1 Editorial activity

    The Politicization of Place

    Cara J Wong (Invited speaker)

    May 2017

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    Do You See What I See?

    Cara J Wong (Invited speaker)

    Apr 2015

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    Pseudoenvironments, Ethnic Diversity, and Social Capital

    Cara J Wong (Invited speaker)

    May 2017

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    Hanes Walton Jr. Lecture

    Cara J Wong (Invited speaker)


    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (Journal)

    Cara J Wong (Editorial board member)

    2014 → …

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