Southeast Asian Archive Ambassadors

The UCI Libraries established a Southeast Asian Archive Advisory Board in 1993. The Board was created to assist the founding SEAA Research Librarian, Anne Frank, with outreach in the SEAA communities and to provide leadership and advocacy for the burgeoning archive.

The UCI Libraries SEAA Ambassadors was established in 2015 as a group of scholars, community leaders, and affiliates identified by the UCI Libraries as advocates for the distinctive resources and activities of the Southeast Asian Archive, part of Special Collections & Archives. SEAA Ambassadors reflect the diverse identities and histories represented in the collections of the UCI Libraries SEAA.

The UCI Libraries SEAA Ambassadors

  • Serve as advocates for the UCI Libraries SEAA and promote the interests of the SEAA in the community
  • Assist in organizing and co-sponsoring events and programs to increase awareness of the UCI Libraries SEAA
  • Serve as scholarly and community resources for the UCI Libraries SEAA

SEAA Ambassadors:

brody

Professor Jeff Brody
Department of Communications
California State University, Fullerton

 

 

carina

Carina Hoang
Post Grad Researcher
Curtin University Sustainability
Policy Institute,
Faculty of Humanities

 

 

caylee

Caylee So
Founder/Director of Cambodia
Town Film Festival
Writer/Director/
Producer at
Innovision Pictures

 

 

eliza

Professor Eliza Noh
Asian American Studies
California State
University, Fullerton

 

 

espiritu

Professor Yen Le Espiritu
Department of Ethnic Studies
University of California, San Diego

 

 

frank

Anne Frank
Founding Librarian
for the Southeast
Asian Archive (retired)

 

 

jack

Jack Toan
UCI Alumnae Association Board MemberChair,
Vietnamese
American Community Ambassadors

 

 

jonathan

Professor  Jonathan H.X. Lee
  Department of
Asian American
Studies,San Francisco State University

 

 

lan

Professor Lan Duong
Media and Cultural
Studies Department University of California, Riverside

 

 

linda

Professor Linda Trinh Vo
Department of Asian
American Studies
University of California, Irvine

 

 

prach

praCH Ly
Musician, Filmmaker,Activist
Cambodia Town Film Festival

 

 

roy

Professor Roy Vu
Coordinator of History
North Lake College
(Irving, TX)

 

 

sara

Sara Pol-Lim
Former Executive
Director of United Cambodian Community, Long Beach

 

 

seng

Seng Alex Vang
Lecturer, Merritt
Writing Program
UC Merced
Hmong Story 40 team

 

 

thai

Thai Dinh
Editor,
Nguoi Viet Daily News

 

 

tram

Tram Le
Associate Director Vietnamese American
Oral History Project, UC Irvine

 

 

tuuyen

Professor Tu-Uyen Nguyen
Asian American Studies
California State University, Fullerton

 

 

viet

Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen
English and American
Studies & Ethnicity
University of Southern California

 

 

bao

Mayor Bao Nguyen
Garden Grove,California
UCI Alumnus

 

 

ysa

Ysa Le
Executive Director
Vietnamese
American Arts & Letters Association

 

 

cathy

Professor Cathy Schlund-Vials
English and Asian/Asian
American Studies
University of
Connecticut, Storrs

 

 

prany

Prany Sananikone
Director of Diversity Relations and Educational Programs,
Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
University of California, Irvine

 

 

woo

Christina J. Woo
 Research Librarian, UCI Libraries

 

 

foo

Mary Anne Foo
Executive Director,
Orange County Asian
Pacific Islander
Community Alliance (OCAPICA)