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ABOUT

My Story

I am a bilingual, bicultural scholar and activist with a record of engaging scholarship. Part of my research focuses around what creates bridges between theory and lived experiences, local with the international, and the interaction between our world and  the Spirit Realm. “Đi một ngày đàng học một sàng khôn.” Loosely translated, this Vietnamese proverb means, “one day’s travel will bring you a wealth of wisdom.” My life and personal belief also mirrors the idea of this proverb, and that international exposure brings deeper understanding of  local realities.

RESEARCH

Methods

My unique personal history and experiences helped shape my choice of methodologies.It is influenced by my direct observations of the world around me and the ways it affects the groups I affiliate with or am close to.

Current

My second working monograph is a co-edited anthology with Professor Wei Ming Dariotis titled, “Fight the Tower: Asian American Women Scholars’ Road from Resistance to Renewal for Justice in the Academy.”

Study and Development

I am researching for my second solo-authored manuscript, “Nation (Re)branding for Sustainability and Sovereignty,” which argues that one way to create a prosperous and sustainable nation is to have a clear image or (re)branding of the nation that the government and people support, while having this image tied directly to a national production or industry.

WRITING

Philosophy

I espouse to the idea that research can and should extend beyond academia. My personal belief, having been trained in the tradition of Ethnic Studies, is that education for the people is by the people.

Publications

Fight the Tower: Asian American Women Scholars’ Resistance and Renewal in the Academy. Kieu Linh Caroline Valverde and Wei Ming Dariotis, Editors. Forthcoming with Rutgers University Press 2019.

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TEACHING

Philosphy and Pedagogy

I chose the academic field knowing it would always provide me with a way to connect with students and, hence, with the future. Undergraduate and graduate students, in particular, are the backbone of all ethnic studies–based programs.

Mentorship

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Courses

Asian American Contemporary Issues
This course explores contemporary issues facing Asian Americans and how these topics intersect with ethnicity, race, class, gender, and culture.

Testimonials

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DEVELOPMENT

New Viet Nam Studies Initiative

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Fight the Tower Movement

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MEDIA

Video

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Radio

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Print

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Blog

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CONTACT

Department of Asian American Studies

3102 Hart Hall
University of California at Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

cvalverde@ucdavis.edu, kieulinh@gmail.com

Phone | (530) 752-2069

Fax | (530) 752-9260