Di is currently

cr: @deedeeyoong

a PhD candidate at The Graduate Center (CUNY). Broadly, they are interested in how identities move beyond just representations, and as discourse how they are negotiated through nationalism, transnationalism, and diasporas. Currently, they are working on projects that considers how these relationships are mediated through online platforms, including in alt-right spaces, K-pop/Hallyu communities, and Boys Love (BL) communities. Thinking through the affordances of online platforms, they investigate how existing power structures, such as racism, translates and mutates. They are particularly interested in how queer and trans Asian (Americans) experience these spaces, especially given the rise of Asian American hate crimes.

Combining their interest with their role as a GC Digital Initiatives Digital Fellow, they are also invested in discussions on ethics in computational social science, digital humanities, and public humanities projects, especially as it relates to underserved communities.