Yvonne Yen Liu is the Research Director of Solidarity Research Center, a worker self-directed nonprofit that works at the intersection of solidarity economic development and racial justice. She is a practitioner of research justice with over 15 years of being a nerd for racial and social justice organizations. Yvonne serves on the boards of the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network and Data Commons Cooperative, as well as the steering committee of the California Asset Building Coalition. She is the 2018 Activist-in-Residence Fellow at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. She has a BA in cultural anthropology from Columbia University and a MA degree in sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center, where she pursued a PhD.