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.

Pedi on the Page—A Debut Book Launch

Same same, but different! diaCRITICS announces the debut of Ly Nguyen's novella Same Same and a book launch on October 28, 2012, at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in California's East Bay. The following...

Troubling Borders: Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora

Art and lit lovers! You might recall our June 2011 fundraising efforts towards the publication of Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora: Troubling Borders in Literature and Art, featuring the visual art and writings of  women of...

‘Hinterlands’ Opening in The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco

This month, The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco is featuring its first artistic exchange involving four artists born, raised, or based in Viet Nam, in a show called Hinterlands. The opening reception is Friday...

Aimee Phan on ‘Reeducation’ — An Interview with Sunny Woan

This author interview with Aimee Phan, conducted by Sunny Woan, first appeared in Kartika Review's 13th issue, in Summer 2012. Woan observes, "After the critical acclaim both We Should Never Meet and Reeducation have received, Aimee Phan is en...

Pham Kieu Phuc’s Philosophies on Furniture Design and Life

“The best way to predict the future is to design it,” wrote Buckminster Fuller.  A self-taught designer in Hanoi definitely embodies this adage. Here Christina Vo profiles Pham Kieu Phuc, founder of Module 7, an...

On Thích Quảng Đức, Bà Đặng Thị Kim Liêng, and Self-Immolation

diaCRITICS managing editor Julie Thi Underhill comments upon the practice of self-immolation and the political suicide of Tạ Phong Tần's mother, Bà Đặng Thị Kim Liêng, before reprinting an article about the circumstances surrounding her July 2012...