Linh Thủy Nguyễn (she/her)

Assistant Professor
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Padelford Hall B-523
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On Leave 2024-2025


Ph.D., Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego
B.A., Women's Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Linh Thuy Nguyễn specializes in Asian American and Southeast Asian American cultural studies, immigration and refugee studies and US militarism and race. She completed her PhD at the University of California, San Diego in the department of Ethnic Studies. Her research explores the interpersonal and structural relationships between history, memory, race, war, migration and family. She is passionate about community engagement on issues of immigration and refugees and has worked with local organizations develop community engagement and social justice pedagogy.

Her first book, Displacing Kinship: The Intimacies of Intergenerational Trauma in Vietnamese American Cultural Production, (Temple UP, 2024) examines how Vietnamese American cultural productions register lived experiences of racism in their depictions of family life and marginalization. Nearly fifty years after the end of the war in Vietnam, American children of Vietnamese refugees continue to process the meanings of the war and its consequences through creative work. Second-generation texts illustrate how the children of refugees from Vietnam are haunted by trauma and a violent, ever-present, but mostly unarticulated past.






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