Jason Kao

Texas’ new race and social studies law prompts McKinney school officials to cancel Youth and Government class

Texas’ new race and social studies law prompts McKinney school officials to cancel Youth and Government class

An investigation revealing an early consequence of the new race/social studies law.

Made possible by Brandon Formby, Isabella Zou, Matthew Watkins. Photo by Eric Lee.

Redlining’s Legacy in Heat [Course: Visual Databases]

Analyzed temperatures across all HOLC cities over 40 years.

Made possible by Prof. John Kender

Low-income, Black, Hispanic Communities Rebounded Weeks Faster in Movement

Low-income, Black, Hispanic Communities Rebounded Weeks Faster in Movement

Made possible by Andre Tartar, Paul Murray, Jeremy Lin, Yue Qiu, Alex Tribou, Elena Popina, Eugene Reznik, Makada Henry-Nickie

Estimating unknown race and ethnicity vaccination breakdowns using location data

Estimating unknown race and ethnicity vaccination breakdowns using location data

Made possible by Prof. Elizabeth OuYang

How Trump’s Policies Are Leaving Thousands of Asylum Seekers Waiting in Mexico

How Trump’s Policies Are Leaving Thousands of Asylum Seekers Waiting in Mexico

An accounting of asylum seekers left waiting in Mexico. A collaboration with NGOs, shelters, researchers, and photographers in every MPP border city.

Made possible by Simone Landon, Denise Lu, Archie Tse, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Stephanie Leutert

A Bird’s-Eye View of How Protesters Have Flooded Hong Kong Streets

A Bird’s-Eye View of How Protesters Have Flooded Hong Kong Streets

Helped design and find photos for multimedia maps depicting the scale of the 2019 protests in Hong Kong.

Made possible by Jin Wu, Anjali Singhvi, Archie Tse. Conceived by Jin Wu.

Hungry, Scared and Sick: Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex.

Hungry, Scared and Sick: Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex.

Investigating and mapping where children were detained.

Made possible by Simone Landon, Caitlin Dickerson, Juliette Love, Jugal Patel. Model by Jeremy White.

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Redistricting, NYC 2021

Building tools to communicate, organize, and research redistricting objectives.

Made possible by Elizabeth OuYang. Photo by 金春香.

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There’s a New Definition of ‘Normal’ for Weather

Made possible by Henry Fountain, Kenan Davis, Archie Tse, Hannah Fairfield

Texas teachers say GOP’s new social studies law will hinder how an entire generation understands race and history

Texas teachers say GOP’s new social studies law will hinder how an entire generation understands race and history

Isabella Zou and I talked to 25 teachers about HB 3979.

Made possible by Brandon Formby, Darla Cameron

Mapping Flood Damage: Millions More U.S. Homes At Risk Than Previously Thought

Mapping Flood Damage: Millions More U.S. Homes At Risk Than Previously Thought

Made possible by Mira Rojanasakul, Hayley Warren

U.S. and Ivy League schools were late to respond to COVID-19

Made possible by Kelly Pu, Jun Yi Zhang, Stephanie Lai, Raeedah Wahid, Hong Sen Du, Karen Xia