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, a multi-methods research project investigating the impacts of coronavirus on Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian 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