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Alison Roh Park, Asian American Studies

 

Alison Roh Park received her Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing from New York University and studied social science and urban studies at Fordham University, with a focus on race and the criminal justice system and Asian and Latino communities in New York City. She has worked as a communications strategist for social justice organizations operating on a local to international scale, including on groundbreaking litigation on NYPD stops-and-frisks and racial discrimination in the FDNY, and torture under the Bush administration. Alison has appeared on Univision and Telemundo and has been quoted in national and international media on issues of international human rights, gender justice, and institutional racism.

Alison Roh Park is a Pushcart-nominated poet, Kundiman Asian American Poetry fellow, and winner of the Poetry Society of America New York Chapbook Fellowship and Poets and Writers Magazine Amy Award. In 2010, she received the Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant in Literature to travel to rural South Korea to study gender and the impact of U.S. foreign policy and globalization on family farming. She co-founded The Good Times Collective, a group of emerging woman of color poets from the outer boroughs of New York City.

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