Rachel Kuo

Rachel Kuo
Assistant Professor of Media & Cinema Studies
  • PhD, Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University 
  • MA, Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University 
  • BA, Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia

Dr. Rachel Kuo writes, teaches, and researches race, social movements, and technology. Her current book manuscript, Movement Media: Racial Solidarities Across Platforms, brings together archival research and ethnographic fieldwork to examine historical and contemporary grassroots organizing and social movement media forms addressing state violence and U.S. democracy. Her new work examines transnational and intergenerational information systems in Asian diasporas and histories of mis- and disinformation. Her writing has been published in New Media & Society, Social Media and Society, Journal of Communication, Teen Vogue, Truth Out, and ACM Interactions. 

She is a founding member and current affiliate of the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies and also a co-founder of the Asian American Feminist Collective. She is a co-editor of the anthology Black and Asian Feminist Solidarities with Haymarket Books and co-editor of the the book series Critical Race + Digital Studies at New York University Press. She is also a guest editor at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, including the World Without Cages project. 

She is a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology. She currently serves on the editorial boards for Communication, Culture, and Critique and Communication and Race. Previously, she was a 2020-22 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; 2021-22 Visiting Scholar at Duke University’s Asian American and Diasporic Studies program; and 2021-22 Siegel Endowment Research Fellow.