Associate Professor
(519) 888-4567 x 49152
Location: ML 236A

Kim Front Facing PhotoKim Hong Nguyen (she/they) is a scholar of Vietnamese descent appointed as Associate Professor of Communication Arts, at the University of Waterloo. Born and raised on the traditional lands of the Algonquin/Powhatan peoples, Tsenacommacah (later known as Hampton Roads area), Nguyen is the child of two South Vietnamese refugees who were sponsored by families in Virginia Beach. Nguyen’s research examines controversies over the political correctness or civility of a word, a trope, an expression, an analogy, or a cultural practice. Her current book project examines white liberal feminism from a postcolonial and intersectional lens, exploring more specifically white liberal feminists' concerns over terms, like 'bitch' and 'feminism.' Her teaching further explores these ideas, providing general background to the relationship between communication, agency, and power. Off-campus, Nguyen cautiously bikes on streets with her kid, gardens and plants trees with her partner, and likes to eat. She also plays analog and digital games, watches documentaries and stand-up comedy, enjoys exercise usually post-factum.

Courses taught

  • SPCOM 223—Public Speaking
  • SPCOM 434—Discourse of Dissent
  • SPCOM 226 -Intercultural Communications
  • SPCOM 401 -Gender and Communication
  • SPCOM 402 -Advanced Intercultural Communication
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