Kevin Lujan Lee

Kevin Lujan Lee

PhD Candidate in Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
Kevin Lujan Lee

Kevin Lujan Lee (kevinjl@mit.edu) is a CHamoru (familian Capili, taotao Barrigada) PhD candidate in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For nearly the past decade, he has been active in the immigrant rights and labor movements in the continental United States as a community organizer, policy advocate and researcher. Broadly interested in state-society relations in comparative perspective, he maintains two key research streams on: (1) the institutional and organizational processes through which low-wage workers in the United States and New Zealand transform their workplaces and communities; and (2) the contemporary politics of decolonization across Oceania (especially Hawai'i and Guåhan). He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Study of Religion from the University of California - Los Angeles, and an interdisciplinary M.A. from the University of Chicago.