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Saemyi Park

BIO

Saemyi Park joined the Department of Political Science at UW-Stevens Point in 2016. She said the value of majoring in political science is that students are trained to receive the research, writing, communications, and analytical/computer skills that are widely applied in both the private and public sectors. One of Park’s goals as an educator is to help students think critically and liberate themselves from their preconceived opinions on subjects.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Asian American politics
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Health politics
  • Political behavior and political attitudes
  • Political representation
  • Race and ethnicity

PUBLICATIONS

Park, Saemyi. (2021). “Asian Americans’ Perception of Political Commonality with Blacks and Latinos: The Roles of Group Consciousness, Ethnic Identity, and Intergroup Contact,” Social Sciences, 10(11). https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/10/11/441

Park, Saemyi. (2021). “Identifying Asian American Attitudes Toward Immigration: Testing Theories of Acculturation, Group Consciousness, and Context Effects,” Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies. 8(1): 163-189. http://www.ejecs.org/index.php/JECS/article/view/465

AWARDS

  • Jewel Prestage Award for paper, “Asian Americans’ Perception of Commonality with African Americans and Latinos”  from Southwestern Political Science Association (2021)
  • UW Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (2022-2023)
  • UW Graduate Award, Outstanding Women of Color in Education (2013)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Asian Pacific American Caucus, American Political Science Association
  • Reviewers, Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies and PS: Political Science & Politics
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • Southwestern Social Science Association
  • Southern Political Science Association
  • Western Political Science Association

QUOTE

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”- Dr. Seuss

FUN FACT

When she was growing up, she wanted to be singer.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Office:
SCI D335
Phone:
715-346-4107

Education

Ph.D. - Political Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.A. - International Communication
American University

M.A. - Political Science and International Relations
Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea

B.A. - Political Science and International Relations
Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea

Courses

American Politics
Minority Group Politics
Parties and Elections
Politics, Art & Film