Connie So

Academic Historian

Connie C. So, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Community Internship and Practicum in the Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington. Her dissertation at the University of California at Berkeley focused on the election of Wing Chong Luke and the rise of Seattle’s Asian Pacific American politics.

Wing Chong Luke (1925-1965)

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Wing Chong Luke is a pioneer in Asian American politics. In 1962, at the age of 37, Luke, despite an active smear campaign, became the first person of Asian ancestry elected to public office in the Pacific Northwest and the … Read MoreWing Chong Luke (1925-1965)