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Lisa Ng

Research Interests

Discard Studies; Science and Technology Studies; Social Movement Histories; (Critical) Environmental Justice


Bio & Research Interests

Lisa is a strange gal with a passion for all things trash. She is interested in race, waste, data, and how their relationships to one another shape the roles of non-‘human’ racialized subjects in social movements. She received her B.A from the CUNY Baccalaureate Program for Interdisciplinary Studies at Macaulay Honors College @ Brooklyn College, where she studied Urban Environmental Policy – the intersection between waste management, politics, and environmental justice. She received an M.A in Liberal Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center in Data Visualization. Her Master’s thesis was edited and published in Environmental Justice in June 2021.

Lisa is also a recipient of the 2019 Metro New York Leaders’ Fellowship, as she will not hesitate to tell you that she was born and raised in New York City and does not know how to drive. She credits the NYC public school system, in all its chaos and glory, for (almost) all that she has accomplished and will continue to accomplish.