Kim Nguyen

Assistant Professor
(519) 888-4567 x. 39152
Location: ML 236A

Kim NguyenKim Hong Nguyen has a PhD in Communication Studies from The University of Iowa (2008). She is interested in media and rhetorics that inspire questions about cultural identity and values, memory, and violence. She is currently working on a number of projects including: ‘mean girl’ ethos in neoliberalism and Laura Bush’s global feminism initiative. She joined the faculty in 2014 as an Assistant Professor after a year in a definite term appointment.

Since January 2017, she is Faculty Representative of W3: Waterloo Women Wednesdays, a monthly gathering of woman-identified and non-binary grad students, post-docs, staff and faculty that meets on the last Wednesday of each month. For further information, W3 is listed under the initiatives sponsored by FAUW's Equity Committee.

See news item about Professor Nguyen's appointment to tenure-track Assistant Professor.

Selected publications

A Postcolonial Museum of War: Curating Revolution, War, and Colonialism at Vietnam’s War Remnants Museum.” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 19.3 (2017): 301-21. *Lead Article

Rhetoric in Neoliberalism. Editor Kim Hong Nguyen (2016)

Contemporary Fascism’s de-Judified Homo Sacer.” Cultural Politics 11.3 (November 2015): 315-328. *Lead Article

Cattiness as Credibility in Neoliberalism,” Gender in a Transitional Era: Changes and Challenges. Eds. Amanda Martinez and Lucy Miller. Lanham, MD: Lexington (2015): 97-113. *Second Author

“Hearing What We See:  Censoring ‘Nigga,’ Vernaculars, and African American Agentic Subjects.”  Howard Journal of Communications 24.3 (August 2013):  293-308.

“Mourning A Series of Unfortunate Events.”  Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 37.3 (Fall 2012):  266-284.

“The Effacement of Post-9/11 Orphanhood:  Re-Reading the Harry Potter Series as a Melancholic Rhetoric.”  POROI:  An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention 7.1 (February 2011).  *Most downloaded article in 2011

“’Without the Luxury of Historical Amnesia’:  The Model Post-War Immigrant Remembering the Vietnam War Through Anti-Communist Protests.”  Journal of Communication Inquiry 34.2 (April 2010):  134-150. *Lead Article


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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