My name is Minh (she/her/hers), and I am a linguist and social scientist. My expertise is in discourse analysis, or language and social interaction. Currently, I am a Language Data Researcher working on Amazon Alexa. In a nutshell, my job is to help Alexa understand people better – and to figure out when and why she doesn’t.
I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University with a concentration in Sociolinguistics. I have experience in qualitative ethnographic research, sociolinguistic interviewing, analyzing multilingual data, and conversation & narrative analyses. Previously, I’ve worked on projects around queer coming out narratives, the construction of Asian American political identities online, and language and identity in the Vietnamese diaspora.
As an unapologetically queer woman of color, I am passionate about engaging in dialogue within and between marginalized communities. At the end of the day, I believe that respecting the diversity of human language means respecting the speakers of a language.
Have any questions? Feel free to reach out – I am always excited to connect online about language diversity, fairness and language in AI, and linguistic justice.