Quynh H. Vo

Contact:
quynhvo@hawaii.edu

My research interests focus on globalization and literature, Asian American interdisciplinary studies, Vietnamese American literature and culture, and neoliberalism in American transnational literature. I’m currently working on my book tentatively titled, Transnational Kinship: Neoliberal Peace and Economic Violence in Vietnamese American Literature and Culture, an interdisciplinary project that weaves together literary analysis and personal narratives to scrutinize Vietnamese Americans’ relationships to Vietnamese nationals; to histories of war, colonialism, and US neoliberal empire; and to each other. My other ongoing project, sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Studies Center and the Pacific Research Institute for Information Systems and Management (PRIISM), is a co-authored book, The Making of Little Saigon: Narratives of Nostalgia, (Dis)enchantment, and Aspirations, in which we chronicle stories of community building, social engagement, and relationships between Vietnamese American generations residing in Little Saigon, Orange County, California by interviewing subjects working in different professions and providing recent records about their sociopolitical involvement over time. My teaching reaches out to other communities beyond the English Department, UHM. My coming course for GETSEA (Graduate Education and Training for Southeast Asian Studies) "Transnational Representation of Southeast Asia: Race, Gender, and Identity," is open to all graduate students of Cornell University, the University of Michigan, Northern Illinois University, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, the University of Washington, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of California Los Angeles. A literary scholar and bilingual educator, I’m also interested in cultural and literary theory and criticism, gender studies, critical refugee studies, and translation. My current translation project-- a collection of Vietnamese women's short fiction—emerges from these intellectual concerns and is under review by an academic press. My writings (in English and Vietnamese) have appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies, Journal of Vietnamese Studies, Da Mau, Saigoneer, Peace, Land, Bread, and other venues.  

Courses


Spring Semester 2021
  • ENG-100: Composition I

Fall Semester 2020
  • ENG-100: Composition I

Spring Semester 2019
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-100: Composition I