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Asian American women, political representation, Massachusetts, elective office, women of color


American Politics | Asian American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | Politics and Social Change | Public Policy | Race and Ethnicity | Women's Studies


The election and appointment of Asian American women to positions in Massachusetts and on the federal level suggest that the face of public leadership is changing. Recent successes for Asian American women in electoral politics provide a unique opportunity to build the pipeline of Asian American women in Massachusetts politics. This research project aimed to identify strategies to increase the number of Asian American women elected to political office in Massachusetts.


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