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Dr. Rachel Kuo

Dr. Rachel Kuo writes, teaches, and researches race, social movements, and digital technology. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Media and Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Previously, she was a 2020-22 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and 2021-22 Visiting Scholar at Duke University’s Asian American and Diasporic Studies program. She is also a current Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology and 2021-22 Siegel Endowment Research Fellow. She has a PhD and MA in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University, and BA in Journalism from the University of Missouri. Bringing together archival research and ethnographic fieldwork, her current book manuscript, Movement Media: Racial Solidarities Across Platforms, demonstrates how technologies enhance and foreclose possibilities for political organization across uneven racial and class difference. She works closely with community partners in developing her research, and her longer-term research goals and questions center and engage emergent questions and practices from grassroots social movements. She is a founding member and current affiliate of the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies and also a co-founder of the Asian American Feminist Collective, where she is co-editing the anthology Black and Asian Feminist Solidarities (under contract, Haymarket Books).

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