Amanda Cheong

Amanda Cheong (2)


Princeton University, US

Graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Sociology from the University of British Columbia in 2012. Her research interests include the human rights crisis of statelessness, nation-building, migration, and race/ethnicity. Prior to coming to Princeton, Amanda worked with stateless and undocumented communities in Malaysia as part of a local child rights legal advocacy organization. She received a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Award for Statelessness Research for her undergraduate thesis on the civic attitudes of stateless Chinese-Bruneian immigrants.

Paper at the Strategizens Conference:

Illegibility as State Strategy: Legal Exclusion via the (Re-)Production of Undocumented Status. Evidence from Myanmar

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