Rachel Kuo

Rachel Kuo (@rachelkuo) is a PhD candidate at New York University in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. Her research examines how collective Asian/American politics aimed towards solidarity and coalition can emerge across inequalities and racial differences, and the role of media, communications, and technologies in shaping racial politics. Rather than taking solidarity for granted, her project tracks contradictions and challenges in pursuits of solidarity and how digital media technologies enable and complicate cross-racial and cross-class ‘solidarities’ in social justice movements. She has an MA in Media, Culture, and Communication from NYU and a BA in Journalism from the University of Missouri. Previously, she was a contributing writer at Everyday Feminism. She has also worked full-time as a social justice educator for the NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs and also the University of Wisconsin Multicultural Student Center.

Selected Publications:
  1. Washington, A. L., & Kuo, R. (2020). Whose side are ethics on?: Power, responsibility, and the social good. Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (pp. 230-240).
  2. Kuo, R. (Ed.) (2019). How to make history. Asian American Feminist Collective. [Zine.]
  3. Kuo. R. (Ed.) (2018). Building an Asian American feminist movement. Asian American Feminist Collective. [Zine.]
  4. Kuo, R. (2018). Racial justice activist hashtags: Counterpublics and discourse circulation. New Media and Society.
  5. Kuo, R. (2018). Visible solidarities: #Asians4BlackLives and affective racial counterpublics. Studies of Transition States and Society, 10(2), 40-54.