Fiona Ngô

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Research Interests

The remains of war and empire in spaces of culture.

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Fiona I.B. Ngô is an Associate Professor of Asian American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies. Ngô's scholarship concerns the remains of war and empire in spaces of culture. Her first book, Imperial Blues: Geographies of Sex and Race in Jazz Age New York, expands on analytics of urban space to understand the effects of imperialism on Jazz Age culture and its traffic in racialized and sexualized bodies (Duke University Press, 2013). She is co-editor (with Elizabeth Stinson) of a special issue of Women & Performance on "Punk Anteriors" (22:2, November 2012), and co-editor (with Mimi Thi Nguyen and Mariam B. Lam) of a special issue of positions: asia critique on Southeast Asian American Studies (20:3, Summer 2012). She has also published in journals including Amerasia Journal and Camera Obscura on Southeast Asian diasporic cultural production, part of an ongoing project titled "Structures of Sense.

Education/Academic qualification

History, M.A., University of California, Irvine

Critical Theory and Graduate Feminist Emphases, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

History, B.A., University of California, Irvine

English, B.A., University of California, Irvine

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Research Output 2005 2015

Review: P. McGinley's Staging the Blues: From Tent Shows to Tourism

Ngô, F. I. B., Sep 1 2015, In : Journal of American History. 102, 2, p. 591-592 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review


Guest Editors' Introduction

Ngô, F. I. B., Nguyen, M. T. & Lam, M. B., Jun 1 2012, In : Positions. 20, 3, p. 671-684 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Introduction: Threads and omissions

Ngo, F. & Stinson, E. A., Jul 1 2012, In : Women and Performance. 22, 2-3, p. 165-171 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Punk Anteriors: Genealogy, Theory, Performance

Ngo, F. (Guest ed.) & Stinson, E. A. (Guest ed.), 2012, In : Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. 22, 2-3, p. 165-ebi

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue