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Mytoan Nguyen-Akbar to Join Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

Posted: 9/26/2017 ()

Visiting affiliate Mytoan Nguyen-Akbar has been invited to join the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture as a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and Impact and Assessment Manager. Previously a Visiting Scholar at the Southeast Asia Center at the Jackson School of International Studies, she has most recently developed curriculum for the Seattle Community Colleges; taught sociology courses on race, immigration, inequality, and belonging at Seattle University and the University of Puget Sound; and published in scholarly journals including Sociological Perspectives, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, and the Journal of Vietnam Studies. Nguyen-Akbar earned her PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Australia and Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow at UC Berkeley. In Seattle, she has been a volunteer with the Rainier Valley Corps and the Vietnamese Friendship Association.