Diane Wong is currently a doctoral student in Cornell University’s Department of Government. Her research interests include American politics, Asian American politics, race and ethnicity, urban politics, and youth activism. As a scholar activist and community organizer, whose research is directed at pressing for positive social change, Wong has worked closely with residents and small businesses in New York City’s Chinatown to document the profound changes that the effects of post-9/11 policies have had on the residential area. Her current research explores how the process of gentrification impacts Chinese immigrant communities around the United States. Wong is a recipient of the 2012 American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship Award and the 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award.