The LAS Experts series features "professors studying everything from volcanoes to financial risk, poetry, and emotions." This May 2022 installment features Associate Professor and GWS Chair Mimi Thi Nguyen about her forthcoming manuscript The Promise of Beauty, and about her favorite publication (it's a zine).
Not many professors have been described as “scholar,” “punk,” and “zine author” in the same sentence, but not many have pursued ideas the same way as Mimi Thi Nguyen, either. Now a professor of gender and women’s studies, she became well-known for her work before the U of I, which included her compilation zine “Evolution of a Race Riot” in which she challenged racism in the punk scene, and her work as a columnist at Punk Planet and as a contributor to Maximumrocknroll.
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