2024 AANHPI Summit Speaker: Connie Wun, PhD

Connie Wun, PhD
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
AAPI Women Lead

Connie Wun, PhD, is the Executive Director and co-founder of AAPI Women Lead. Connie has published in academic books, journals, and mainstream press, including the anthology Antiblackness, as well as Educational Policy, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Critical Sociology, and Elle magazine. She is a co-editor for the anthology, Abolition for the People with Colin Kaepernick and Christopher Petrella. Dr. Wun has appeared on Democracy Now!, MSNBC, NPR, and a range of podcasts. She is a former National Science Foundation Fellow, Soros Justice Fellow, UC Berkeley Chancellors Fellow, and more. She has also been recognized by the California API Legislative Caucus with the 2021 Excellence in Civil Rights Award and by GoldHouse with an A100 award. She is a former sex worker, high school and college educator, anti-sexual assault advocate, and organizer.

Dr. Wun continues to co-facilitate community-driven research projects on racial and gender violence with organizations across the US. Connie has a daily meditation practice and is a yoga instructor who has also trained in Muay Thai and kickboxing.