christina ong

I am broadly interested in topics of racial identity, diaspora, and transnational feminisms. My current research examines how political activism and artistic production around anti-imperialism, anti-racism, and anti-sexism influenced the development of Asian America in the 1970s-1980s through an in-depth case study of New York City’s Basement Workshop.  I am also a project manager and co-lead for the Qualitative Committee of the AAPI COVID-19 Project, and multi-methods research project investigating the impacts of coronavirus on AAPI communities. My work relies on interdisciplinary engagement, primarily in the fields of ethnic studies, history, and gender studies, and I am increasingly interested in utilizing digital and historical methods for sociological research. 

Education & Training

  • MA, Univeristy of Pittsburgh, 2019
  • BA, University of California, Irvine, 2014

Research Interests

  • Race and ethnicity
  • Social movements
  • Public sociology