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Alissa Wang

Board Director

Alissa Wang is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. She is studying political science, with a first field in political theory and a second field in international relations. Her dissertation focuses on democratic theory. Before her Ph.D. degree, Alissa completed her undergraduate degree at U of T, and her JD degree at U of T Law School. Alissa started working with ALPHA during her undergraduate years. Her experience began with a summer internship as a student researcher at ALPHA. At the University of Toronto, she joined the U of T Chapter of ALPHA, first serving as education director, and later as president and co-president. She is particularly interested in the history and politics surrounding Unit 731 and its aftermath. She traveled to Washington's National Archives as well as the Unit 731 Museum in Harbin, China to collect archival documents related to Unit 731 and began a volunteer-based project to transcribe these documents into a digital archive. In 2019, she curated a temporary exhibit on Unit 731 at the University of Toronto's Robarts Library. 

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