• Ling, Michelle
  • Research Interests: East Asian racialization and sexualities, settler colonialism and capitalism in the Pacific, surplus populations, comparative racial studies, Marxist Feminist analysis of labor and reproduction, women of color feminism and queer/trans of color critique, disciplinarization/institutionalization of knowledge.
  • Education: 2015 Bachelor of Arts/ New York University



Mich Ling is a fifth year PhD candidate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. They study East Asian racialization as a logic of settler colonialism and imperialism in the Pacific. Through a comparative lens, they think through critical race and Native feminist analytics of whiteness as property to critique multicultural liberal politics and culture from the nineteenth century to the present. Mich Ling is the recipient of a Global Asias Pedagogy Grant, an Institute for Research on Women Fellowship, and a Mellon Sawyer Graduate Fellowship. They have lived and worked for the last twelve years in Lenapehoking.