Current Research

Perceptions of Filipino-Americans in Relation to the Asian-Americans

This study was a part of my first year project at Northwestern. 400 perceivers from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk were randomly assigned to nominate traits to Filipino-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Latinx-Americans. The reason why I chose these groups is that “Asianness” in the US is typically associated with East-Asian groups. I hypothesized that perceptions of Asian-Americans and Japanese-Americans would be similar to one another, and perceptions of Filipino-Americans, a Southeast Asian group, would be distinct.