Diane Wong

New York University

Chinatown Art Brigade

CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities

Chinatown Tenants Union

New York, NY, USA


Diane Wong is an Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. She holds a PhD in American Politics and MA in Comparative Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration from Cornell University. Her work focuses on intergenerational resistance to gentrification in New York, San Francisco, and Boston Chinatowns. She draws from a combination of methods including ethnography, participatory mapping, archival research, augmented reality, and oral history interviews with tenants, organizers, restaurant and garment workers, small businesses, public health workers, and elected officials. Her research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, Mellon Foundation, New York Council for the Humanities, New York Public Library, and has appeared in the Urban Affairs Review, Women’s Studies Quarterly,Asian American Policy Review, East Wind ezine, and a variety of edited book volumes, anthologies, podcasts, and museum exhibits. Diane is currently based in NYC where she works in collaboration with community groups like CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities, Chinatown Art Brigade, and The W.O.W. Project.