Mi Lan Kang
Graduate Programme in Sociology, York University
Research keywords: Colonialism; colonized history; decolonization; anti-racism; intersectionality social action; social movement; Indigenous activism; Asian Canadian; migration; Asian immigrants; dual identities; immigration; solidarity
Milan Kang (she/her) graduated summa cum laude from Gender and Women’s Studies at York University in 2021 and started her MA in Sociology in the fall of 2022. Before coming to Canada, she had worked in television and film production for a decade in Seoul, South Korea. While adjusting to the new environment in Toronto, she actively engaged in queer Korean organizing, feminist activism, student union and labour rights movements, such as ‘Freeze the Fee’ and ‘Raise the Minimum Wage.’ After working with diverse populations from Korea to Canada, she has recently focused on solidarity between Indigenous-led social movements and Asian allies. Her research will be a unique investigation of decolonization in Canada, particularly finding cultural and philosophical similarities between two groups, Indigenous and Asian peoples, to build connections and understand each other.