Minh on the roof of the Kennedy Center overlooking the Potomac River

Minh (she/her/hers) holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University with a concentration in Sociolinguistics. Her doctoral dissertation focused on family interaction in Vietnamese and the linguistic resources that Vietnamese speakers use to index their identities in everyday conversation. The project synthesizes the fields of interactional sociolinguistics, epistemic discourse analysis, and sociocultural approaches to identity construction.

Minh has experience in qualitative ethnographic research, sociolinguistic interviewing, and discourse analysis. Her other research interests include language and identity, queer communities, narrative studies, interactional sociolinguistics, and the Vietnamese diaspora. Some of Minh’s professional skills include working with content management systems, process and project management, and analyzing focus group interview data.

An unapologetically queer woman of color, Minh is passionate about engaging in dialogue within and between marginalized communities. Her work attempts to bridge the gap between academia and the public sphere. Minh is currently open to opportunities in public service, qualitative research, and user experience.