Mimi Thi Nguyen is Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Published in September 2012, her book The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages,
focuses on the promise of giving freedom concurrent and contingent with waging war and its afterlife (Duke University Press, 2012). She is also co-editor with Fiona I.B. Ngo and Mariam Lam of a Summer 2012 special issue of positions
on Southeast Asian American Studies
(20:3, Winter 2012).
Nguyen has made zines since 1991, including Slander
(formerly known by other titles) and the compilation zine Race Riot
. She is a former Punk Planet
columnist and Maximumrocknroll
volunteer; she is also a frequent collaborator with Daniela Capistrano for the POC Zine Project
. In June 2013, Sarah McCarry
("a series of erratically published chapbooks focused on revolutionary non-fiction") will release PUNK
, a conversation between Nguyen and Golnar Nikpour. A special edition of PUNK
is now available for pre-order
to benefit the POC Zine Project
/Race Riot Tour 2013.This site is still being updated with academic works and zines.