Daniel K. Woo received a Ph.D in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley where he was recipient of the UC Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study and the Metro New York Leaders Fellowship Fund. His research interest include Asian American Studies, relational race analysis, and Afro Asian politics, specifically in the realms of social movements and popular culture. His dissertation explored how underground Asian American rappers from racially-mixed localities navigate Hip Hop as a critical site of polycultural and Afro Asian community formation. His book manuscript, Asian Americans in the Cipher: Regional Racial Formation, Hip Hop Aesthetics, and Scenes of Afro Asian Collaboration, revises and expands his dissertation research. Daniel received his BA from Columbia University in New York City and his Master’s degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).