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Paulina Abustan

PT Faculty
Ethnic & Gender Studies

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Dr. Paul/Leena/Paulina Abustan (any pronoun, gender fluid) centers the alternative worldmaking of queer critical race feminist disability justice activists found within youth learning, youth popular culture animated storytelling, and Pilipinx and BIPOC coalitional activist spaces. Dr. Abustan is Visiting Assistant Professor of Western Washington University’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and part time faculty of University of Washington’s Disability and Education Studies and Highline College’s Ethnic, Gender, and Asian American Studies. Dr. Abustan co-founded a trans and queer of color led organization and youth tutoring program in Eastern Washington and co-led numerous intersectional and coalitional BIPOC led social justice movements in Southern California.