Dr. Linda Trinh Vo is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego and was a faculty member in the Sociology Department at Oberlin College and the Comparative Cultures Department at Washington State University. She received a UC Berkeley Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship (1994-1996) and was a UC Irvine Chancellor's Fellow (2006-2009). She was an Equity Advisor for the School of Humanities, working as a Faculty Assistant to the Dean to improve gender and ethnic diversity in the professoriate, focusing on equal opportunity and equity practices in hiring, mentoring, and retention. Dr. Vo is the author of a book, Mobilizing an Asian American Community (Temple University Press, 2004), about how and why Asian Americans strategically organized for social, cultural, political, and economic purposes. She is the co-editor of three books: Contemporary Asian American Communities: Intersection and Divergences (2002); Asian American Women: The “Frontiers” Reader (2004); and Labor Versus Empire: Race, Gender, and Migration (2004). Her recent publications include a co-edited book, Keywords for Asian American Studies (New York University Press, 2015), and a co-authored book, Vietnamese in Orange County (Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing, 2015). She also edited a special issue on “Vietnamese Americans: Diaspora and Dimensions” for Amerasia Journal and co-edited a special issue on “Mapping Comparative Studies of Racialization in the U.S.” for Ethnicities Journal and a special issue on "Asian American Women" for Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies. She was a Series Co-Editor (2005-2016) and is now a Series Editor Emeritus for the Asian American Culture and History series published by Temple University Press, which includes over seventy books.

Dr. Vo has served on Program Committees for the Association for Asian American Studies, American Studies Association, Pacific Sociological Association, and National Women's Studies Association. She was President-Elect (2013-2014) and President (2014-2016) of the national Association for Asian American Studies.

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