Dr. Linda Trinh Vo is a Professor and former chair of the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from UC San Diego and was a UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow and UC Irvine Chancellor’s Fellow. She is the author of Mobilizing an Asian American Community, co-author of Vietnamese in Orange County, and co-editor of Keywords for Asian American Studies; Labor Versus Empire: Race, Gender, and Migration; Asian American Women: The “Frontiers” Reader; and Contemporary Asian American Communities: Intersections and Divergences. She also co-authored the report, Transforming Orange County: Assets and Needs of Asian Americans & Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Dr. Vo was president of the national Association for Asian American Studies and was a series editor for the Asian American History and Culture series at Temple University Press. She is a founding board member of the National Asian American Community Foundation; served as director of Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History Project; and was on the advisory boards of the Orange County Asian & Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-OC, and Viet Film Fest.