Lan Duong is Associate Professor in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Treacherous Subjects: Gender, Culture, and Trans-Vietnamese Feminism. Dr. Duong’s second book project, Transnational Vietnamese Cinemas and the Archives of Memory, examines Vietnamese cinema and its history through the lens of the archive. Duong is a Founding Member of the Critical Refugee Studies Collective and co-edits the Collective’s book series for UC Press. Her book of poems, Nothing Follows, is published by Texas Tech University Press and DVAN (Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network) and foregrounds the subject of joy, violence, and refugee girlhood.
We are a group of interdisciplinary scholars who advocate for and envision a world where refugee rights are human rights. Committed to community-engaged scholarship, the Collective charts and builds the field of Critical Refugee Studies by centering refugee lives—and the creative and critical potentiality that such lives offer. Collective members not only study refugees, but many are also refugees themselves with long and deep ties to refugee communities in California and beyond.