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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:

Jeff Brody

Jeff Brody
Professor of Communications
California State University, Fullerton

Thai Dinh

Thai Dinh
Editor and Assistant Publisher
Nguoi Viet Daily News

Lan Duong

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

 

Yen Le Espiritu

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

Anne Frank

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

Mary Anne Foo

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

 

Tram Le

Tram Le
Associate Director
Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History Project at UC Irvine

Ysa Le

Ysa Le
Executive Director
Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA)

Jonathan H.X. Lee

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

 

praCH Ly

praCH Ly
Musician, Filmmaker, Activist
Co-founder of Cambodia Town Film Festival, Long Bea

Carina Hoang

Carina Hoang
Post Graduate Researcher
Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute

Bao Nguyen

Bao Nguyen
Former Mayor of Garden Grove,California
UCI Alumnus

 

Tu-Uyen Nguyen

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

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen
Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California

Eliza Noh

Eliza Noh
Associate Professor and coordinator of Asian American Studies
California State University, Fullerton

 

Sara Pol-Lim

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

Prany Sananikone

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

Cathy Schlund-Vials

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

 

Caylee So

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

Eric Tang

Eric Tang
Associate Professor
African and African Diaspora Studies Department
Faculty Fellow, Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis
University of Texas, Austin

Jack Toan

Jack Toan
UCI Alumnae Association member & Chair of Vietnamese American Community Ambassadors

 

Khatharya Um

Khatharya Um
Associate Professor
Department of Ethnic Studies/Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program
Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies
University of California, Berkeley

Seng Alex Vang

Seng Alex Vang
Lecturer in the Merritt Writing Program at UC Merced
Hmong Story 40

Linda Trinh Vo

Linda Trinh Vo
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at UC Irvine
Director of Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History Project

 

Roy Vu

Roy Vu
Coordinator of History at North Lake College

Christina Woo

Christina J. Woo
Research Librarian, UCI Libraries