Joy Ng, Hip Hop x Asian America

Joy Ng is a San Francisco born-and-raised Asian American social services provider, project consultant, and writer. Joy majored in Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, where she developed her research on Hip Hop and Asian American resistance, identity, and impact. Drawing from the roots of radical 1960s Bay Area social movements, her research examines Hip Hop as a vehicle for social justice, in carved out Asian American spaces— from classrooms to rap shows. Continuing her independent research, her goal is to contribute to the body of research and literature within the field of Asian American Hip Hop, and shares her work online, for free, in the format of short essays. Her work was recently published in a San Francisco anthology of writers of color, titled “Endangered Species, Enduring Values: An Anthology of San Francisco Area Writers of Color” (2018).