Jade Ngo

Graduate Prize Fellow
2020-2021
Email Address: 
j.ngo@princeton.edu
Office Location: 
001 Fisher Hall

Jade Ngo is a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Politics, specializing in political theory. Her main research interests include contemporary political thought, black political thought, feminist theory, identity politics, and theories of individual and collective self-determination. Jade’s dissertation, “Structural Injustice and the Duty of the Oppressed,” seeks to answer the question of what role the oppressed play in eliminating structural injustice. It argues that victims of structural injustice have a duty to resist this injustice by virtue of both their participation in social structures and their status as victims of those very structures. Jade’s other ongoing project explores the political thought of Ida B. Wells and the role of anti-black violence in enforcing the American racial contract. Prior to coming to Princeton, Jade completed a B.A. in International Relations and German Studies at Mount Holyoke College.