From Public Engagement to Publication


  • Jennifer Lee Department of Sociology, Columbia University, NY



This essay responds to an invitation by the editors of Sociologica to write about publication strategy.


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Lee, J. (2018c). Understanding SFFA v. Harvard: Asian Americans and Affirmative Action. Presentation at Columbia Law School.

Lee, J., & Tran, Van C. (2019). Presumed Competent and Morally Deserving: Asian Americans and Affirmative Action. (Manuscript under review).

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Tran, Van C., & Lee, J. (2019). Asian Americans and Affirmative Action Frames. (Manuscript under review).




How to Cite

Lee, J. (2019). From Public Engagement to Publication. Sociologica, 13(1), 37–41.



Symposium (invited articles)