Bio & Research Interests
Victoria is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She’s a second-generation Vietnamese American who grew up in San Diego, CA. Her research is grounded in her work with Vietnamese & Southeast Asian communities as an organizer, translator, and storyteller.
Victoria’s areas of study include critical refugee studies, Southeast Asian Studies, land/food epistemologies, and feminist approaches to abolition. She graduated from Brown University in 2019 with a B.A. in Ethnic Studies as a Mellon Mays Fellow & Beinecke Scholar. She’s also an avid reader and writer—you can find her (non-academic) work here!
Vietnam/Southeast Asia & its diasporas, critical refugee studies, prison abolition, gender justice, political ecology