June Kuoch

June Kuoch


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B.S. Sociology with a focus in Policy Analysis, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Minors: Asian American Studies; Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; Comparative Race and Ethnicity in the US

Research Interests:

Critical Refugee Studies; Women of Color Feminism; US Empire; Queer of Color Critique; Hauntology; Critical Archival Studies; Carceral Studies;  memory politics; transnational solidarity


June Kuoch (They/Them/Their)  is an aspiring activist-scholar-writer-artist. June is a queer and trans-nonbinary child of Khmer-Refugees.  They’re a local Minnesota community organizer. They were born and raised in the Twin Cities. They claim their mid-west Asian American identity. Their activist works have been inspired by the Japanese American activist Yuri Kochiyama. Their other idol is Sailor Moon. They have worked with grassroots groups such as ReleaseMN8, TCJ4J (Twin Cities Justice 4 Jamar), RadAzns, and Shades of Yellow (SOY). Their undergraduate thesis was an oral history project surrounding (SOY) the first QTHAPI (Queer Trans Hmong Asian Pacific Islander organization in the world. Their project focused on the ways in which QTHAPI cultural production produce alternative forms of sociality.