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Lisa Ng

Research Interests

Discard Studies; Science and Technology Studies; Social Movement Histories; (Critical) Environmental Justice

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Bio & Research Interests

Lisa is a strange gal with a passion for all things trash. She is interested in race, waste, data, and how their relationships to one another shape the roles of non-‘human’ subjects in social movements. She received B.A from the CUNY Baccalaureate Program for Interdisciplinary Studies at Macaulay Honors College @ Brooklyn College, where she studied Urban Environmental Policy – the intersection between waste management, politics, and environmental justice. She received an M.A in Liberal Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center in Data Visualization and completed a thesis titled Cyborgs for Environmental Justice: East Asian American Stories at the 1991 People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit.

Lisa is also a recipient of the 2019 Metro New York Leaders’ Fellowship, as she will not hesitate to tell you that she was born and raised in New York City and does not know how to drive. She credits the NYC public school system, in all its chaos and glory, for (almost) all that she has accomplished and will continue to accomplish.