Nelson Yang

Nelson Yang is a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin. His research focuses on subjectivity and desire transformed by data and finance technologies at the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border. He completed his MA in 2018, in which he focused on the transformations of sexual identity and labor mediated by mobile wallets. Prior to graduate school, Mr. Yang worked in public health and community organizing with Asian American, LGBTQ, and youth communities in Boston. He received his BA from Wesleyan University, where he majored in Anthropology and minored in Spanish. Other areas of intellectual interest include theory, pedagogy, and descriptive writing.