Vincent Wong, Assistant Professor

Vincent Wong joined the University of Windsor Faculty of Law as an Assistant Professor in 2022. He is also a PhD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, where his dissertation focuses on racial capitalism and the processes that produce and structure unfree status-excluded labour in Canada. He serves on the board of the Community Justice Collective (Tkaronto). Vincent holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto and a Master of Laws from Columbia Law School, where he was a Human Rights Fellow and James Kent Scholar.

Professor Wong’s research focuses in law and political economy – specifically at the nexus between migration, race, markets, and the law. He is particularly interested in how a Canadian context-specific critical race theory (CRT) can better inform and be informed by the practice of anti-racist and intersectional movement lawyering. Professor Wong is also interested in what critical frameworks of law and political economy have to offer in the context of understanding the emerging hub of the 21st century global economic order: China.

Prior to academia, Professor Wong worked as a Staff Lawyer at the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic and Secretary of the Chinese Canadian National Council - Toronto Chapter. He has also previously held positions at the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto and the African American Policy Forum.

Recent Publications: 

Vincent Wong, From RDS to IHRP: ‘Turning the Tables’ and the Limits of Canadian Judicial Understandings of Racism (2023, upcoming) Journal of Law and Social Policy.

Vincent Wong, Racial capitalism with Chinese Characteristics: analyzing the political economy of racialized dispossession and exploitation of Uyghur and other non-Han Indigenous populations in Xinjiang (2022) 3 African Journal of International Economic Law 1.

Vincent Wong, Ethnoracial Legal Clinics and the Praxis of Critical Race Theory in Canada (2020) 16:1 Journal of Law & Equality 63-92.


Courses Taught: 

Access to Justice
Law, Migration, and Colonialism