BIO/CV

Julie Thi Underhill is a photographer, filmmaker, visual artist, poet, essayist, historian, and performer. As a mixed-race daughter of the war in Việt Nam, she inherited an abiding concern for the consequences of not only that war but also other wars with high civilian casualties. She has long studied and documented the effects of the American war in Việt Nam, including both countries’ efforts to heal the physical, psychological, spiritual, and cultural legacies of war. In her historical and cultural work on the Chăm people from Việt Nam and Cambodia, she is interested in vocabularies of remembrance, amidst continuously remade notions of identity, belonging, and home.

Julie has published her oral histories, photography, poetry, and essays in numerous journals and collections, including Inheriting the War: Poetry & Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees, Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands, Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora, positions: asia critique, Veterans of War Veterans of Peace, Embodying Asian/American Sexualities, Takin’ It to the Streets: A Sixties Reader, ColorLines, Newspace Center for Photography Exhibitions 2002-2011, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Nailed.

Julie has received a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council and fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and UC Berkeley’s Chancellor. Julie attended The Evergreen State College (B.A.) and University of California Berkeley (M.A.), where she taught for six years as a teaching assistant and solo lecturer. In 2010 and 2012, she was the director of the biennial San Francisco Global Vietnamese Film Festival. She is currently a contributor and on the advisory board for diaCRITICS, a blog covering the arts, culture, and politics of the Vietnamese at home and in the diaspora, where she served as a managing editor from 2010 to 2013. Julie is a member of the writer’s collective She Who Has No Master(s) with recent collaborative readings in San Francisco, Portland, and Paris. She is a Lecturer at California College of the Arts, where she teaches in the Writing & Literature and Diversity Studies programs, and at San Francisco State University, where she’s at the College of Ethnic Studies in the department of Asian American Studies.

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 media and genre

 

              Essay

Since 2003, Julie’s memoir essays have navigated the fraught intersections between self, family, history, and society, including her debut essay Ghosts. Expanding upon these interests, her scholarly essays often address the contours of colonialism, war, genocide, empire, and their aftermath. In addition, Julie has strong theoretical interests in gender, sexuality, trauma, diaspora, visuality, indigeneity, and memory.

              Film/video

Julie first studied motion picture production and editing at age 23 while enrolled in the Mediaworks program at The Evergreen State College, making the 16mm short film Subway and short digital video Persephone in 1999-2000. She continued her training in Portland at the Northwest Film Center and occasionally shoots/edits documentaries and experimental films. Her films have screened in the US and Canada.

              Fine Arts

Julie studied studio art and art history during her first years at Evergreen, where she completed drawings, paintings, monoprints, etchings, and assemblage sculpture. She continues to paint and draw portraits and landscapes and to make collages, yet exhibits this work rarely. She sometimes does illustration for others, such as SFGVFF. Julie’s aesthetics as a painter influence her photography, her primary visual media.

              Photography

Julie first began darkroom practice at age 18 at The Evergreen State College, and has since been working in B&W and color. She agrees with Henri Cartier-Bresson: “To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It’s a way of life.” In both digital and analog realms, photography remains valuable to her as a visual ‘sketchbook’ and for its tense and tender ties with history and memory.

              Poetry

An early passion for language manifested in open verse—an opening that’s never quite closed. In 1986, Julie began writing poetry, while still a child. Her poems have since appeared in magazines, books, journals, zines, spoken word, theater, radio, and even on in the King County Poetry Bus Project, where Across the Aisle continued to circulate for years on Seattle buses. She reads her poetry fairly often in the Bay Area.

              Performance

Through performance, Julie’s investigations have included drone warfare, post-war memory, and terra nullius as a rationale for settler colonialism. She has performed in collaboration with UK artist Lucy Ellinson through Our Exquisite Corpse at Forest Fringe SF, and in the opening scene for Nomy Lamm’s 515 Clues: A Kabbalistic Collabaret. She has performed solo at SOMArts, the Eric Quezada Cultural Center, and the African American Cultural Complex.

 

 curriculum vitae

 

          EDUCATION

2007-09 – University of California Berkeley, M.A. in Comparative Ethnic Studies, Berkeley, CA

2002-05 – Northwest Film Center, production courses, Portland, OR

2002 – Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad, Spanish, San Salvador, El Salvador

2001 – Sage Colleges, postwar study tour and historical seminar, Việt Nam

2000 – The Evergreen State College, B.A. in Social History, Studio Art, Film/Video, Olympia, WA

1997 – Instituto Allende, photography & Spanish, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

          AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

2016 – 6th First Line Contest, Author, Winner for Summer Issue, First Line Journal, Blue Cubicle Press, Plano, TX

2015 – Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network Artist In Residence, Intersection For the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2014 – A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America, Spotlight Photographer, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, The Smithsonian, Washington, DC

2013 – Dean’s Summer Research Grant, Graduate Division, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2012 – Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2012 – Emerging Scholars Workshop Fellow, Historical Justice and Memory Conference, Melbourne, Australia

2011 – Summer Literary Seminars Unified Contest, poetry fellowship finalist, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2007-12 – Chancellor’s Fellowship for Graduate Study, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2005-06 – Rockefeller Fellowship, Culture, Art, Trauma, Survival, & Development in Vietnamese Contexts, William Joiner Center for the Study of War & Social Consequences, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

2005 – Regional Arts & Culture Council, Professional Development Grant, Portland, OR

2003 – Oregon Association for Minority Entrepreneurs Scholarship, Portland Art Museum’s Northwest Film Center, Portland, OR

2000 – Foundation Grant, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

1995 – Mark Blakeley Memorial Award for Outstanding Visual Artist, Olympia, WA

1994-96 – Cultural Diversity Scholarship, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

1994-95 – Foundation Scholarship, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

1994 – Rotary International Scholarship, Rotary Club, Broken Arrow, OK

1994 – Advanced Placement Scholar Award, CollegeBoard

1991 – National Merit Commended Scholar Award, National Merit Scholarship Corporation

          PUBLICATIONS

2017 – “The Silent Opening” and “War Dreams” in Inheriting the War: Poetry & Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees, W. W. Norton & Company

2017 – “The Time We Broke From Time” in Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands, Shabda Press

2017 – “Fear” Photographic Series, “DSM: Asian American Edition,” from “Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health,” Asian American Literary Review

2016 – First Line Contest Winner’s Statement, Summer Issue, First Line Journal, Blue Cubicle Press

2015 – “Maps” and “Postscript” in TrenchArt Monographs: hurry up please its time, Les Figues Press

2015 – “The Gift Horse of War” in Completely Mixed Up: Mixed Heritage Asian North American Writing and Art, edited by Brandy Lien Worrall-Soriano, Rabbit Fool Press

2014 – “diaCRITICIZE: Off The Mark—Wahlberg #CrimingWhileWhite,” in diaCRITICS

2014 – “(Im)moveable Feasts,” parts one and two of an interview with Natalia Duong, in diaCRITICS

2014 – “diaCRITICIZE: You Didn’t Kill Us All, You Know,” parts one and two, in diaCRITICS

2014 – “A River Changes Course,” a documentary film review in Visual Anthropology

2013 – “Corner Shore,” “Progress Report,” “Grandma,” “Tra Cang Monastery,” and “Fear of Ambivalence,” in Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora, University of Washington Press

2013 – The International Spotlight on Chăm Religious Forms and Practices—From Mỹ Sơn to the UN in Geneva, in IOC-Champa’s chamtoday.com [no longer online]

2013 – “Coming Out, Coming Home: Thao P. Nguyen’s Fortunate Daughter” in diaCRITICS

2013 – “The Gift Horse of War,” Editor’s Choice in Nailed magazine

2012 – “On Thích Quảng Đức, Bà Đặng Thị Kim, and Self-Immolation” in diaCRITICS

2012 – “Luminous Elegies: Chăm Family Photographs in Phước Lập, Việt Nam” in positions: east asia cultures critique special issue Southeast Asian American Studies, Duke University Press

2012 – “Aimee Phan,” website design, illustration, and photography, at aimeephan.com

2012 – photos from Viet Nam and Mexico, at Unsaid: The Journal of New and Lasting Writing

2011 – “Call and Response—A Review of Bao Phi’s ‘Sông I Sing‘” in diaCRITICS

2011 –“Sanctuary” in Newspace Center for Photography Exhibitions 2002-2011, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR

2011 – “The Art of Memory without Pyrotechnics—An Exclusive Intervu with Vu Tran,” parts one and two, in diaCRITICS

2011 – “Pasadena” in Hayden’s Ferry Review

2010 – “diaCRITICIZE: On motherland (re)turns” in diaCRITICS

2010 – “Democratic Kampuchea’s Genocide of the Cham” in diaCRITICS

2010 – “Appreciation: Tam Tran, Advocate for the Undocumented” in New America Media

2009 – “Ghosts” in Embodying Asian/American Sexualities, Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield

2006 – “war dream i” and “war dream ii” in Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace, edited by Maxine Hong Kingston, Koa Books

2006 – “Lo & Ella” in Hip Mama

2006 – “Slipknot” in In the Plain Turn of the Body Make a Sentence, Les Figues Press

2005 – untitled photos in Portland Review

2005 – “Sanctuary” in Willamette Week

2002 – “One Vet Remembers” in Takin’ it to the Streets: A Sixties Reader, Oxford University Press

1998 – “What Gathers,” El Independiente, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

1997 – “Across the Aisle” in Glimpses: Passing Moments, Captured Thoughts and inside public transportation throughout the Seattle metro area, King County Public Art Program/King County Poetry Bus Project, Seattle, WA

1996 – “The Blue” in Slightly West

1995 – “masonry” in The 11th Street Ruse

1991 – “discrimination” in Sassy

          PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS (solo & group)

2015 – Split/Infinite: Việt Nam Documentaries, Intersection For The Arts, San Francisco, CA

2012 – Troubling Borders, Sweeney Gallery, Riverside, CA

2012 – Crossing Borders: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at OACC, Oakland Asian Cultural Council, Oakland, CA

2012 – Lens on Gender and Sexuality, San Francisco State University, Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality, San Francisco, CA

2012 – Cycles of Life, Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association, Santa Ana, CA

2011-2012 – Julie Thi Underhill and Viet Le, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2011 – Combat Paper Project, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2010 – Annual Fundraisier, Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network, San Francisco, CA

2009 – Annual Fundraiser, Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network, San Francisco, CA

2008 – Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association, Santa Ana, CA

2008 – Chǎm Ba La Mon, International Office of Champa, Irvine, CA

2008 – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

2008 – Unbound, Fresh Pot Coffeeshop, Portland, OR

2007 – Julie Thi Underhill and Viet Le, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

2007 –Portland Taiko & Nikkei Legacy Center, Portland, OR

2006 – Merge, Fez Ballroom & Portland Artist Network, Portland, OR

2006 – Unbound, Fresh Pot Coffeeshop, Portland, OR

2005 – Agent Orange, Portland State University’s Multicultural Center, Portland, OR

2005 – Thirty Years Beyond the War, University of California, Riverside, CA

2005 – Viet Nam & Cuba, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR

2005 – Unbound, Fresh Pot Coffeeshop, Portland, OR

2004 – Unbound, Fresh Pot Coffeeshop, Portland, OR

2003 – Unbound, Fresh Pot Coffeeshop, Portland, OR

2002 – Exposicion Games, Barcelona, Spain

2000 – Chǎm of Phước Lp, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

         EXHIBITIONS OF FINE ART (group)

2012 – Making Waves, Multicultural Community Center, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2001 – Meeting People, Littman Gallery, Portland, OR

1996 – Advanced Projects Workgroup Spring Thesis Exhibition, Evergreen Gallery, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

          READINGS

2017 – She Who Has No Master(s), A Reading with Angie Chau, Lan Duong, Anna Moi, Hoa Nguyen, Thao P. Nguyen, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Aimee Phan, and Dao Strom, The American Library in Paris, Paris, France

2016 – She Who Has No Master(s), A Reading with Aimee Phan, Angie Chau, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, and Dao Strom, Fall Open House, Headlands Center for the Arts, Fort Barry, CA

2016 – Write of Way Literary Festival, A Reading with Mixed Race Writers, San Francisco, CA

2016 – Inheritors, She Who Has No Master(s), A Reading with Angie Chau, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Dao Strom, and Stacey Tran, Likewise, Portland, OR

2016 – “The Pity of War”: The Legacy of Wilfred Owen — Berkeley Poets and Writers on War and the Search for Peace, A collaborative reading/exhibit with Drew Cameron, Susan Griffin, Amber Hoy, Aaron Hughes, Martin Lesinski, Aimee Phan, Ted Sexauer, and Ehren Tool, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA

2015 – She Who Has No Master(s), A Reading with Angie Chau, Bich Minh Nguyen, Thao P. Nguyen, Aimee Phan, and Dao Strom, LitCrawl, Haus Coffee, San Francisco, CA

2015 – MIXER 2.0: Mixed-Race/Mixed-up: Writers of Warbrides, A Reading with Lehua Taitano, Wei Ming Dariotis, and Joanna Anabo Matys, Betti Ono Gallery, Beast Crawl, Oakland, CA

2014 – Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network, A Reading with Anh Thang Dao, Andrew Lam, Bich Minh Nguyen, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, and Truong Tran, Litcrawl, Litquake Festival, San Francisco, CA

2014 – Paper Gods and Rebels, A Reading with Genny Lim, University Press Books, Berkeley, CA

2014 – Outlaw Woman, A Reading with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, University Press Books, Berkeley, CA

2014 – Troubling Borders, University Press Books, Berkeley, CA

2013 – The Great Sioux Nation — Sitting in Judgment on America, A Reading with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, University Press Books, Berkeley, CA

2013 – Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network Summer Youth Arts Program, San Francisco, CA

2012 – Art For Gaza — A Benefit, Eric Quezada Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2012 – Listen for Peace, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA

2012 – Troubling Borders, Sweeney Gallery, Riverside, CA

2012 – Crossing Borders: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at OACC, Oakland Asian Cultural Council, Oakland, CA

2012 – American Literature Association, Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA

2011 – Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network, San Francisco, CA

2011 – Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace, Sonoma County Book Festival, Santa Rosa, CA

2011 – Writers With Drinks, Make-Out Room, San Francisco, CA

2010 – Prompt, University Press Books, Berkeley, CA

2010 – Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network, San Francisco, CA

2010 – Queer Straight Alliance, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2010 – These Play Things, The Hideout, Austin, TX

2009 – Native American Speaker Series, Morrison Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2009 – Reclaiming Norooz: Reflections of Rebirth & Survival From the Clutches of War, La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA

2007 – War and Peace: Readers from the Veterans of War/Veterans of Peace Project, Litquake Festival, New College Theater, San Francisco, CA

2006 – Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace, Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA

2006 – Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace, Orca Books, Olympia, WA

2006 – Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace, Powells Books, Portland, OR

1997 – Metro Poetry Bus Project, King County Metro Poetry Bus Project & Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA

         FILM & VIDEO

2016-2017 – Requiem for Ishi, cinematography, directing, writing, postproduction, in collaboration with Marcelo Nahui-Akatl, as part of the artists collective (Un)forbidden: A Valediction

2016 – (dis)appearance, performance, cinematography, directing, writing, postproduction, in collaboration with Maria Faini, as part of the artists collective (Un)forbidden: A Valediction

2015 – Silence Is Not Consent, photographed performance for Yee Xiong, Women’s Freedom Conference 2015

2013 – Our Exquisite Corpse, writing, producing, directing, and editing of video installation to accompany a performance, Forest Fringe SF, CounterPULSE and the University of Chichester, San Francisco, CA

2013 – San Francisco Global Vietnamese Film Festival, director

2012 – Spoils, writing, producing, directing, and postproduction, as part of a triptych film made with Isabelle Thuy Pelaud and Dao Strom, She Who Has No Master

2012 – Wishbone, video cinematography and postproduction (for Bonnie Kwong)

2012 – the city in which i love you, video cinematography and postproduction

2011 – Journey, a documentary film about me by Asiroh Cham (UCLA), premieres at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA

2011 – San Francisco Diasporic Vietnamese Film Festival, director

2010-11 – The Centaur, writing, producing, research at Documentation Center of Cambodia, video cinematography throughout Cambodia, postproduction

2010 – Silvia Kohan & THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD, video cinematography and postproduction (for Nomy Lamm)

2009-10 – East Meets West, Agent Orange awareness initiative, writing, video cinematography throughout Việt Nam, postproduction

2004-2011 – Second Burial, writing, producing, cinematography in Việt Nam, postproduction

2000-02 – Sisters Meeting Sisters postwar delegation, preproduction, interviews and photos in El Salvador

2000-2001 – Camera One Productions, postproduction, motion graphics, print graphic design

2000 – Andy Pratt Negative Cutting, film negative cutter

2000 – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, documentary film intern

2000 – Persephone, writing, performance, and postproduction

2000 – Subway, 16mm cinematography and postproduction

1999 – Olympia Film Festival, assistant director

          SCREENINGS & LECTURES

2017 – Screening and discussion of Second Burial, Introduction to Asian American Literature, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2017 – Screening and discussion of Second Burial, Foundations in Critical Studies: Networks & Connectivity, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2017 – Screening and discussion of Second Burial, Writing Loss, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2016 – Screening and discussion of Second Burial, Foundations in Critical Studies: Networks & Connectivity, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2016 – Screening and discussion of Second Burial, Seeing Loss, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2016 – Screening and discussion of Second Burial, Seeing the Indigenous, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2016 – Haunting The Margins—The Afterlife of Cham Extinction, Lecture, screening, and discussion of Second Burial, Southeast Asian American Experience, UC Davis, Davis, CA

2016 – Screening and discussion of Second Burial, Introduction to the Modern Arts, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2015 – Hybridity & Indigeneity, screening of Second Burial and lecture at UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2015 – Split/Infinite: Việt Nam Documentaries, screening of Second Burial at Intersection For The Arts, San Francisco, CA

2015 – reGenerating Champa: Transitioning Identity From Past to Future, screening of The Centaur at UC Davis, Davis, CA

2015 – After 40 Years: Filmmakers Reflect on the 40th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, screening and discussion of Second Burial, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland, CA

2015 – Cham Indigeneity Behind the Lens: Cham-American Filmmakers In Discussion, a public screening and lecture with Asiroh Cham, featuring Journey, The Centaur, Second Burial, and My Name Is Asiroh, during Asian Pacific Culture Week, UC Davis, Davis, CA

2015 – Periwinkle Cinema presents Live Soundtracks at The News, screening of Our Exquisite Corpse with live soundtrack performance, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2013 – Our Exquisite Corpse, screening to accompany a performance, Forest Fringe SF, CounterPULSE and the University of Chichester, San Francisco, CA

2013 – Trauma Dramas, guest lecture as visiting filmmaker/photographer/author, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2013 – Jan Švankmajer’s Later Short Films—A Film Discussion, University Press Books, Berkeley, CA

2013 – “Spoils” in She who has no master, screening, underCurrents & the Quest for Space, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2013 – “Spoils” in She who has no master, screening, world premiere at Vietnamese International Film Festival, Irvine, CA

2012 – Southeast Asians in the United States, lecture and presentation, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2012 – Lê Thị Diễm Thúy’s ‘The Gangster We Are All Looking For’: Historical Context and Textual Evidence, lecture and presentation, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2012 – Renewing the World, Veteran’s Day address with Maxine Hong Kingston and the Veteran Writers Sangha, Ben Lomond Quaker Center, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

2012 – Troubling Borders, colloquium to accompany exhibit, Sweeney Gallery, Riverside, CA

2012 – Southeast Asians—The Next Generations, lecture and presentation, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2012 – Southeast Asians in the United States, lecture and presentation, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2012 – Colonialism and War in Southeast Asia, lecture and presentation, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2012 – Dream of the Water Children, Part II: Black Pacific Dreams—Color, Race, Gender, Nation, and Resistance in the Asia/American Pacific, NJAHS Peace Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011 – Julie Thi Underhill and Viet Le, artist’s talk during opening night reception, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2011 – Southeast Asians in the United States, lecture and presentation, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2011 – Dream of the Water Children, Part I: Black Pacific Dreams—Color, Race, Gender, Nation, and Resistance in the Asia/American Pacific, NJAHS Peace Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011 – The Centaur, screening and lecture, Cambodia, From Then to Now: Memory and Plural Identities in the Aftermath of Genocide, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2011 – Second Burial, screening, Imagining Transcultural Diversity Film Festival, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2011 – Second Burial and The Centaur, screening and lecture, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2011 – Second Burial, screening and lecture on photographic and film work, Photographic Explorations of Asian America, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2011 – Captive Others: ‘Bontoc Eulogy’ & The 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, lecture and presentation, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2011 – Southeast Asian Immigration and Political Mobilizations in the U.S., lecture and presentation, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2010 – Southeast Asian Refugees in Historical Context, lecture and presentation, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2010 – Second Burial, screening and talk, seminar and lecture on Legacies of Champa, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT

2009 – Legacies of Champa lecture, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2008, 2009, & 2010 – Second Burial, screening and lecture, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2008 – Second Burial, screening and lecture, Southeast Asians in the Diaspora, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2007 – Second Burial, screening and lecture, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

2006 – Second Burial, screening and lecture, Culture, Art, Trauma, Survival, & Development in Vietnamese Contexts, William Joiner Center for the Study of War & Social Consequences, Boston, MA

2005 – Vit Nam, solo exhibit & lecture, Edwin Coleman Arts & Speakers Series, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

2004 – Aftermath: Women, War, and Film, screening and lecture with Erin Obradovich and Jan Haaken, In Other Words Books & Resources, Portland, OR

2000 – Persephone, screening and discussion, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

          CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2017 –Association for Asian American Studies, Portland, OR

2015 – reGenerating Champa: Transitioning Identity From Past to Future, UC Davis, Davis, CA

2015 – UC Berkeley Goldman School’s 5th Annual Race and Policy Symposium, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2014 – Mixed Student Union Fall Conference, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2014 – Association for Asian American Studies, panel and roundtable, San Francisco, CA

2012 – Union of Vietnamese Student Associations, NorCal Summit, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

2012 – Imagining Cambodia, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2012 – Emerging Scholars Plenary Presentation, Historical Justice and Memory Conference, Swinburne Institute of Social Research, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia

2011 –  United Nations Human Rights Council, Forum on Minority Issues, Guaranteeing the Rights of Minority Women, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

2011 –  Making Agent Orange History, panel moderator, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2011 – Cambodia, From Then to Now: Memory and Plural Identities in the Aftermath of Genocide, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2011 – Re-SEAing Southeast Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2011 – Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, PA

2010 – Critical Mixed Race Studies, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

2010 – Association for Asian American Studies, Austin, TX

2010 – Asian American Pacific Islander Issues Conference, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2009 – American Studies Association, Washington, DC

2009 – National Association of Ethnic Studies, San Diego, CA

2008 – Southeast Asians in the Diaspora, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

2005 – American Studies Association, Washington, DC

2005 – Thirty Years Beyond the War: Vietnamese, Southeast Asian, and Asian/American Studies, University of California, Riverside, CA

2003 – International Longshore and Warehouse Union, National Convention, San Francisco, CA

          PERFORMANCE/EMCEE

2017 – The Interrogation Room, performance, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2015 – La Pocha Nostra, performance workshop with Guillermo Gómez Peña and Saúl Garcia López, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2015 – reGenerating Champa: Transitioning Identity From Past to Future, emcee, UC Davis, Davis, CA

2015 – No Sir! GI Whistleblowing and Resistance During the Vietnam War, emcee, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2015 – Periwinkle Cinema presents Live Soundtracks at The News, live music performance as soundtrack to Our Exquisite Corpse, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2014 – Terra Nullius, 515 Clues: A Kabbalistic Collabaret by Nomy Lamm, performance, National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA

2014 Guest Q&A moderator for Trở Về Nước: Between Home and Memory, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2014 – Who are the Chǎm?, 515 Clues: A Kabbalistic Collabaret Benefit Reading, performance, Eric Quezada Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2013 – Our Exquisite Corpse, with UK artist Lucy Ellison, Forest Fringe SF, performance, CounterPULSE and the University of Chichester, San Francisco, CA

2013 – Banquet of Consequences, Adapted for the stage and performed by Natalia Duong, Poetic License Festival, Poetic Theater Productions/Project Agent Orange, East Village, New York City, NY

         INTERVIEWS & REVIEWS IN PRINT

2015 – “Dao Strom’s Seven Works of Hybridity,” by Dao Strom, Vela

2006 – “Caught Between Worlds,” by Meg Daly, ColorLines

2006 – “Women, War, and Film,” by Michael Ames Conner, Portland Alliance

         INTERVIEWS & REVIEWS ON RADIO

2009 – Apex Express, with Gina Hotta, KPFA, Berkeley, CA

2008 – Secret Asian Woman, with Dmae Roberts/MediaRites, Portland, OR

2006 – Crossing East: Our Stories, Our History, Our America, with Dmae Roberts/NPR, Portland, OR

2004 – Women, War, and Film, with Michael Ames Conner, KBOO, Portland, OR

1997 – King County Poetry Bus Project, with Gerry Hadden, KPLU/NPR, Seattle, WA

         TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 – DIVSM 300-13 – Women of Color Literature, Lecturer, California College of the Arts

2017 – AAS216 04 – Introduction to Asian American Literature, Lecturer, San Francisco State University

2017 – AAS216 03 – Introduction to Asian American Literature, Lecturer, San Francisco State University

2017 – CRTSD 150-02 – Foundations in Critical Studies: Networks & Connectivity, Lecturer, California College of the Arts

2017 – WRLIT 100-03 – Writing 1: Writing Loss, Lecturer, California College of the Arts

2016 – CRTSD 150-07 – Foundations in Critical Studies: Networks & Connectivity, Lecturer, California College of the Arts

2016 – WRLIT 101-03 – Writing 1: Writing Loss, Lecturer, California College of the Arts

2016 – WRLIT 202-09 – Writing 2: Seeing the Indigenous, Lecturer, California College of the Arts

2016 – WRLIT 202-07 – Writing 2: Seeing Loss, Lecturer, California College of the Arts

2015 – NASR1B – Native American Studies Reading (Literature) and Composition, lecturer, University of California

2014 – NASR1B – Native American Studies Reading (Literature) and Composition, lecturer, University of California

2014 – NASR1A – Native American Studies Reading (Literature) and Composition, lecturer, University of California

2014 – NASR1A – Native American Studies Reading (Literature) and Composition, lecturer, University of California

2013 – NASR1A – Native American Studies Reading (Literature) and Composition, lecturer, University of California

2013 – AASR2A – Asian American Studies Reading (Literature) and Composition, lecturer, University of California

2013 – AASR2A – Asian American Studies Reading (Literature) and Composition, graduate student instructor, University of California

2012 – AASR2A – Asian American Studies Reading (Literature) and Composition, graduate student instructor, University of California

2012 – ES122AC – Ethnicity, Race, and Cultural Identity in New American Film (summer sessions A & D), graduate student instructor, University of California

2012 – AAS20A – Introduction to the History of Asians in the U.S., graduate student instructor, University of California

2011 – AAS20A – Introduction to the History of Asians in the U.S., graduate student instructor, University of California

2011 – ES101B – Humanities Methods in Ethnic Studies, graduate student instructor, University of California

2010 – AAS20A – Introduction to the History of Asians in the U.S., graduate student instructor, University of California

2010 – ES122AC – Ethnicity, Race, and Cultural Identity in New American Film, graduate student instructor, University of California

2010 – ES101B – Humanities Methods in Ethnic Studies, graduate student instructor, University of California

2009 – ES101A – Social Science Research Methods in Ethnic Studies, graduate student instructor, University of California

        WORKSHOP FACILITATION

2016 – Writing through War: Workshops for Veterans, Their Families, and Friends, writing, in conjunction with Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra’s performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem Op. 66, University Press Books and Musical Offering Cafe, Berkeley, CA

2014 – Mixed Student Union Fall Conference, writing, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2014 – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, photography, A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland, CA

2013 – Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network Summer Youth Arts Program, writing, San Francisco, CA

2012 – Union of Vietnamese Student Associations, writing, NorCal Summit, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

2012 – Empowering Women of Color Conference, writing, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2011 – Veterans for Peace National Convention, writing, Portland, OR

        GRAPHIC DESIGN & COVERS

2016 – Xenco Medical, promotional literature, San Diego, CA

2016 – Environmental Justice, poster, San Diego, CA

2015 – i-SEA Film Festival, program, poster, postcard, San Francisco, CA

2015 – reGenerating Champa: Transitioning Identity From Past to Future, program, flyer, poster, banner, UC Davis, Davis, CA

2015 – No Sir! GI Whistleblowing and Resistance During the Vietnam War, flyer, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2012 – Troubling Borders, exhibit program cover, Sweeney Gallery, Riverside, CA

2012 – San Francisco Global Vietnamese Film Festival, logo and poster, San Francisco, CA

2012 – “Aunts and Uncle,” cover of positions: east asia cultures critique (Duke University Press) special issue Southeast Asian American Studies

2012 – Aimee Phan’s author website and blog, including fine arts illustration

2006 – “Slipknot,” fine arts illustration for cover of In the Plain Turn of the Body Make a Sentence, Les Figues Press

        DIRECTORIAL/MANAGERIAL EXPERIENCE

2015 – reGenerating Champa: Transitioning Identity From Past to Future, conference co-director, communications manager, and lead programmer, UC Davis, Davis, CA

2015 – No Sir! GI Whistleblowing and Resistance During the Vietnam War, event co-director, communications manager, and co-programmer for teach-in, screening, and panel, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2012-2013 – San Francisco Global Vietnamese Film Festival, San Francisco, CA, director, communications manager, and lead programmer

2010-2011 – San Francisco Diasporic Vietnamese Film Festival, San Francisco, CA, director, communications manager, and lead programmer

1998-1999 – Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA, assistant director, copywriter, and public relations

1997-2000 – , Olympia, WA, flagship store co-manager

        WEBSITES

Aimee Phan, webdesign and portraiture

ARTslanT, profile

Convozine, contributor

diaCRITICS, managing editor and contributor

Laura Pulido, graphic design

LinkedIn, profile

Nailed magazine, contributor, Editor’s Choice selection

Felek Acupuncture, webdesign, stock photography, portraiture

reGenerating Champa: Transitioning Identity From Past to Future, designer, editor, and writer

San Francisco Global Vietnamese Film Festival, designer, editor and writer

The Mirror Project, contributor

The Evergreen State College, alumni writers project profile

University of California Ethnic Studies Department, website redesign committee (2008-2009)

UNSAID, contributor

Writing Through the Wounds of War, designer, editor, and writer

    PRIVATE COLLECTORS & CLIENTS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Aimee Phan and Matt Shears

Alicia Chesser

Anida Yoeu Ali

Asiroh Cham

Banteay Srei

Bonnie Kwong

Derek Lang

Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network

Gloria and Leo Rybka

Jan Waldmann

Jen Hughes

Jenni and Tim Donahue

Johnny Wilson

Laurel and Daniel Carrasco

Liz and Todd Zimmer

Maria Faini

Mariam Lam

Marisol Silva

Michelle Thi Gaudreau

Nomy Lamm

Paul Ocampo

Sara Heberling

Scott Ryan

Scott Mahood

Steve Rybka

Sweeney Art Gallery at University of California-Riverside

Việt Lê

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud

Vu Tran

        DELEGATIONS

2013 – International Office of Champa, United Nations Human Rights Council’s Forum on Minority Issues, “Beyond freedom of religion or belief: Guaranteeing the rights of religious minorities,” Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

2013 – International Office of Champa, Vietnamese American Meetup, United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC

2011 – International Office of Champa, United Nations Human Rights Council’s Forum on Minority Issues, “Guaranteeing the rights of minority women,” Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

2003 – International Longshore and Warehouse Union National Convention, San Francisco, CA

        AFFILIATIONS

2016-present – (Un)forbidden: A Valediction, artists collective, founding member

2014-present – She Who Has No Master(s), writers collective, core member

2013-2016 – University Press Books, Asian Arts Program director, events management, publicity, and development

2013-present – diaCRITICS, advisory board

2011-present – Council for the Social-Cultural Development of Champa, board of compilers of Cham Latin-English textbooks

2010-2013 – San Francisco Global Vietnamese Film Festival, two-time director of DVAN‘s biennial film festival

2010-present – Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network, core member

2010-present – Daughters of Vietnam Veterans, member

2010-present – diaCRITICS, contributor

2010-2013 – diaCRITICS, managing editor

2010-2011 – Transnational Mixed Asians Between Spaces, founding member

2006-present – Maxine Hong Kingston’s writing sangha, Veterans of War Veterans of Peace, member

2001-2007 – Powells Books, section head, used book buyer, rare book specialist

1992-1994 – Green Key, Environmental Action Committee, Broken Arrow High School, founding member