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Nhi T. Lieu is author of The American Dream in Vietnamese (University of Minnesota Press, 2011).  Her other works have been published in journals such as Frontiers: A Journal of Women StudiesJournal of Asian American Studies, and Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies.  She currently lives in Austin, Texas and is a full-time parent to two exuberant children.  As an independent scholar, she is working on a few research projects: one book length project explores how the strategies of consumption in private and personal choices in fashion and beauty reconstitute Asian American cultural and racial identities; another examines gender and visual culture in Asian American weddings and bridal photography. Additionally, she is compiling and editing a scholarly cookbook for the National Coalition of Independent Scholars.  She has taught courses in U.S. history, Asian American studies, immigration, popular and consumer culture, comparative beauty, and transnationalism. 

Recent publications: 

 “Fashioning Cosmopolitan Citizenship:  Transnational Gazes and the Production of Romance in Asian/American Bridal Photography,” Article accepted for publication in Journal of Asian American Studies 17.2 (June 2014): 133-160.
“Asian American Beauty Pageants” in Asian American Society:  An Encyclopedia edited by Mary Yu Danico, Sage Reference (2014). 
"Commodification" in Keywords for Asian American Studies, edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Linda Trinh Vo, and K. Scott Wong. NYU Press, 2015.

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