AAPI Research & Affinity Group

AAPI Research & Affinity Group


AAPI Research & Affinity Group is a newly formed AAPOR affinity group formed by AAPOR members who are of Asian American and Pacific Islander origin or are interested in AAPI research topics. The purpose of the group is to identify meaningful ways to increase the AAPI presence in the survey research field and raise the visibility of our members at AAPOR. For that purpose AAPI Research & Affinity Group organizes an annual meeting or meetup at AAPOR’s Annual Conference. During the meetings, the members set the objectives for the coming year in terms of outreach, research collaboration, exploring how a cultural lens can improve research at all phases, and AAPI presence at AAPOR and in the field of survey research. AAPI Research & Affinity Group celebrates diversity and welcomes all current AAPOR members, regardless of age, gender, race or ethnicity, research field, education, or background.

Guiding Principles

  • Increasing AAPI representation in survey research
  • Providing a voice for Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the United States by increasing survey research on AAPI’s
  • Mentoring the future generation of researchers interested in AAPIs
  • Networking with others interested in researching the AAPI community and other AAPOR members who are AAPI

If you are interested in joining the AAPI Research & Affinity Group or for more information please contact Neil G. Ruiz.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Tuesday, July 14th

Topic: “Surveying Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders: Challenges and Solutions”

Moderator: Karthick Ramakrishnan, AAPI Data and University of California, Riverside