Ren-yo Hwang

Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and Critical Social Thought

Ren-yo Hwang’s interdisciplinary teaching and research include courses and scholarship in queer- and transgender-of-color critique, feminist-of-color anti-violence initiatives and genealogies, transformative justice and community accountability. Overall, Hwang centers questions concerning strategies and responses to intersectional state violence, incarceration and punishment by both social justice movements and reform-based partnerships of the late 20th century. Hwang’s first book, “Speculative Actuaries of Law,” offers a critical interdisciplinary study of the intersections of state anti-violence strategies — namely hate crimes policy and data — against queer- and transgender people-of-color survivor-based practices at the margins of mainstream politics.