Works in Progress

Mimi Thi Nguyen, The Promise of Beauty.

Mimi Thi Nguyen, We Are the Punks We Have Been Looking For.

Refereed Articles


Soo Ah Kwon and Mimi Thi Nguyen, “Non-Profits, NGOs, and ‘Community Engagement:’ Refiguring the Project of ‘Activism’ in Gender and Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies.” In “Incorporation and Excess: Politics In and Against Neoliberalism” Special Issue, edited by Soniya Mushi and Craig Willse. Scholar and Feminist 13:2 (Spring 2016).

Mimi Thi Nguyen, “Minor Threats.”“Queering Archives” Special Issue, edited by Kevin Murphy, Daniel Marshall, Zeb Tortorici, Radical History Review 122 (May 2015): 11-24.

Mimi Thi Nguyen, “The Hoodie as Sign, Screen, Expectation, and Force.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 40:4 (Summer 2015): 791-816. Included in the Signs open-access virtual issue, “Feminist Resources for #TheResistance,” Summer 2017.


Mimi Thi Nguyen, “Diasporic Erotic: Love, Loss, and the Copy.” Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies 28:1 (May 2013): 68-101.


Mimi Thi Nguyen, “Riot Grrrl, Race, and Revival.” “Punk Anteriors: Genealogy, Performance, Theory” Special Issue, edited by Beth Stinson and Fiona I.B.  Ngô, Women & Performance 22:2-3 (July-November 2012): 173-196.


Fiona I.B. Ngô, Mimi Thi Nguyen, and Mariam B. Lâm. “Guest Editors’ Introduction: Special Issue on Southeast Asian American Studies.” positions: asia critique 20:3 (Summer 2012): 671-684.


Mimi Thi Nguyen, “The Biopower of Beauty: Humanitarian Imperialisms and Global Feminisms in the War on Terror.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 26.2  (Winter 2011): 359-383.


Select Other Writing

Mimi Thi Nguyen, “Zine.” In Keywords in Comics Studies, edited by Ramzi Fawaz, Shelley Streeby, and Deborah Whaley. New York: NYU Press, 2020.

Mimi Thi Nguyen, “Our Students Are Radical Because They Live in the Real World.” In
Teaching Resistance: Radicals in the Classroom, edited by John Mink. San Francisco: PM Press, 2019. 185-189.


Mimi Thi Nguyen, “In Defense Of.” In The Funambulist 25, September-October 2019: 26-29.

Mimi Thi Nguyen, “The Government Might Not Love You, But I Do.” In ArtLeaks Gazette 5,  April 2019: 70-72. 

Mimi Thi Nguyen, “Dressed Down: The Politics of Hijab.” In ARTFORUM, Summer 2017.

Mimi Thi Nguyen, “Profiling Surfaces.” In The Funambulist Papers, Vol. 2, edited by Leopold Lambert. New York: Punctum Books, 2015. 8-13.


Mimi Thi Nguyen and Golnar S. Nikpour, Punk. New York: Guillotine Press, 2013 (Second printing 2014; third printing 2018).

Mimi Thi Nguyen and Golnar S. Nikpour (French trans. by Nathan Golshem), “Le punk est une cible mouvante.” In Demain Les Flammes No. 1, 2016. pp. 56-84.

Mimi Thi Nguyen, “Afterward.” In Punkademics: The Basement Show in the Ivory Tower, edited by Zack Furness. New York: Minor Compositions/Autonomedia, 2012. pp. 217-223.


 Mimi Thi Nguyen, “'In the arms of Pirates, Under the bodies of Sailors:' Diaspora, Desire, and Danger in Nguyen Tan Hoang's PIRATED!” In Charlie Don't Surf: Four Vietnamese American Artists, ed. Viet Le, Centre A., Vancouver, 2005. pp. 66-75.




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