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Stony Brook University
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Jade Kai is a mixed-race, Black, trans, feminist, interdisciplinary writer, educator, and doctoral candidate in the department of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Stony Brook University. Their research interests include gender and settler colonialism, trans care, and relationships with more-than-human beings. These interests coincide with their role as an instructor teaching introductory women’s and gender studies and queer studies courses. Kai also serves as an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Graduate Fellow where they are working to establish anti-violence and safety resources on campus. Outside of academia, Kai has worked as a mutual aid organizer autonomously raising and redistributing funds from their local community to supply basic survival necessities for low-income BIPOC New Yorkers. Moving forward, they seek to create, establish, and participate in networks of community care. After completing their degree, Kai plans on continuing their work as an author and educator at racial justice organizations and university departments to support students and community members at the intersection of multiple systems of oppression.