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Mimi Thi Nguyen is an associate professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois. Her research interests are war, empire and...zines!
I first encountered her work via her amazing blog (a collaboration with Minh Ha T Pham) called Threadbared. Her zine work includes Slander, Race Riot (that link is to a pdf made possible by the POC zine project!), and a couple years ago Guillotine Press put out a chapbook called PUNK, a conversation beween Golnar Nikpour and Mimi.
Her first book is called "The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt and other Refugee Passages" (Duke 2012).
Her website is here.
She describes her looks a "New wave party girl who is forced to teach", although her 9 yo friend thinks she looks like a Monster High Doll.
She also made some awesome book and music recommendations.
Please see www.dresscodecracker.com for images and more show notes!
twitter: @dresscodecrackr or @sarahinnis
and Mimi tweets at @Inzombia !
Thank you Mimi!