Kimberley Wong (BA, Geography)

Kimberley Wong is a queer Cantonese diasporic woman whose work mirrors the intersections of her identity, as a fifth generation settler on unceded Coast Salish lands. She feels re-energized when walking through the avenues of Chinatown, in the footsteps of her ancestors and elders. Kimberley focused her studies on understanding the lives and migration patterns of her matriarchal ancestors from Hoisan County. Her most recent curiosities examine the history of her grandfather, 黄傑群, and his role in the golden age of Cantonese Opera culture in Vancouver’s Chinatown. As someone whose ancestors were also Canadian Pacific Railway workers, and subject to the Chinese Head Tax, she is finding ways to bridge her training in urban geography and feminist theory with historic and contemporary experiences of racism, sexism, and homophobia.