Julie Thi Underhill

Julie Thi Underhill
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Julie Thi Underhill is an interdisciplinary artist, scholar, and activist based in Berkeley, California. She’s interested in vocabularies of remembrance, amidst continuously remade notions of identity, belonging, and home. She has published writing and photography in Inheriting the War: Poetry & Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees; Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora; BOMB Magazine; positions: asia cultures critique; Nuclear Impact; Completely Mixed Up; TrenchArt Monographs; Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace; Embodying Asian/American Sexualities; ColorLines; and Hayden’s Ferry Review. Julie is a member of She Who Has No Master(s), a collective of Vietnamese writers. Julie holds degrees from The Evergreen State College (B.A.) and UC Berkeley (M.A.). Having previously taught Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, she currently lectures in Writing+Literature and Diversity Studies at California College of the Arts.

Marcelino Truong’s “Une Si Jolie Petite Guerre” — Part Two by Ly Lan Dill

We have an outstanding Vietnamese-French graphic novelist, Marcelino Truong, in our midst. In 1957, Truong was born in the Philippines to a Vietnamese father and French mother. His father served as interpreter for President...

Marcelino Truong’s “Une Si Jolie Petite Guerre” — Part One by Ly Lan Dill

We have an outstanding Vietnamese-French graphic novelist, Marcelino Truong, in our midst. In 1957, Truong was born in the Philippines to a Vietnamese father and French mother. His father served as interpreter for President...

Vietnam in Bits and Pieces—Danh Vo and his Fragmented Biography

What do Henry Kissinger, the Hotel Majestic, and Jean-Théophane Vénard have in common? Danh Vo's here to show us. Berlin-based conceptual artist Vo was born in 1975 in Vung Tau, Việt Nam. He fled by boat...

Treacherous Subject: Doing Archival Work in Việt Nam

Released in April 2012, Lan P. Duong's Treacherous Subjects: Gender, Culture, and Trans-Vietnamese Feminism reads Vietnamese film and literature through the notion of collaboration and through the lens of transnationalism and feminism. It offers a gendered analysis of...

Maika Elan Photographs the Loving Gays of Vietnam

A freelance photographer born in 1986 in Hanoi, Maika Elan (aka Nguyen Thanh Hai) has produced a series of intimate and compelling photographs of the private lives of gay, lesbian, and other non-heterosexual couples...

transformART: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Reimagine—Exhibit Opens

In the transformART: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Reimagine exhibit, running from November 2 to 17, 2012, at the Vietnamese Arts & Letters Association in Santa Ana, California, twelve artists exhibit work made from found, recycled,...