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Jessica Jiang



Jessica Jiang is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Her research historicizes Chinese migration in relation to Indigenous nations in the Pacific Northwest borderlands, theorizing dispossession and exclusion as intertwined processes with intimate consequences. Her broader interests lie in critical geography and borderlands history, at the intersections of migration and settler colonialism.

Raised on the ancestral lands of the Duwamish people, Jess is a second-generation Chinese American, an illustrator and printmaker, and a lover of ice cream cones.


Jiang, Jessica S. “The Limits of Labor Solidarity: Competing Organizing Ideologies of Filipino and Alaska Native Salmon Industry Workers, 1928–1946.” Kalfou 10, no. 1 (2023): 35-60.