Saomai Phuong Nguyen

Graduate Student


Saomai (they/she) is invested in themes of race and empire, critical and community-based methodologies, and imaginations of liberatory futures. They are particularly interested in exploring U.S. militarism and the war in Vietnam as a site of contact and inspiration for transnational activism, Afro-Asian solidarities, and (re)imagining a genealogy of liberatory Vietnamese American politics. Underrepresented students are always welcome to reach out to them about pursuing graduate school and the program at Cornell.

Advisor:  Derek Chang