Elizabeth OuYang
Published August 28, 2017
Updated April 16, 2021

Elizabeth OuYang is a civil rights attorney and advocate. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights and New York University’s College of Arts and Science. Her areas of expertise include voting, immigration, media accountability, and combating hate crimes and police brutality.

She is a former president and current consultant to OCA-NY Asian Pacific American Advocates, a nonprofit, volunteer civil rights organization. OuYang founded and supervises its Hate Crimes Prevention Art Project.

OuYang’s cases and advocacy have been covered extensively in national and local media. One of her cases involved Mohammad Sarfaraz Hussain, a 19-year-old who faced removal from the U.S. in 2003 after complying with the special registration program targeting Arabs, Muslims and South Asians. He was granted citizenship in 2016.

Expertise: Voting, immigration, media accountability, hate crimes and police brutality, discrimination due to race, sex, or disability

Location: New York, N.Y.

E-mail: lizouyang@aol.com

Phone: (718) 650-1960

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