Amee Chew

Associate: Mellon / ACLS Public Fellow

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Amee Chew, Associate: Mellon / ACLS Public Fellow, joins PolicyLink as a 2018-2020 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow.  Amee served as lead researcher and co-author of the report, “Our Homes, Our Future: How Rent Control Can Build Stable, Healthy Communities,” co-produced by the Center for Popular Democracy, PolicyLink, and the Right to the City Alliance.  She conducts research and analysis to support PolicyLink’s work in housing justice.  Amee holds a Ph.D. in American Studies & Ethnicity from the University of Southern California, and an A.B. in Social Studies and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from Harvard College.  Her dissertation explores how urban poor women in Metro Manila have organized community-based responses to domestic abuse, while fighting evictions.  Besides urban political economy, her research interests include social movements, militarization and empire, feminisms of color, and queer of color politics.  She enjoys curry and making music.