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 questions 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.