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

Chào bạn!

My name is Minh (she/her/hers), and I am a linguist and social scientist. Currently, I am a Language Data Researcher working on Amazon Alexa.

I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University with a concentration in Sociolinguistics. My doctoral dissertation focused on everyday family interaction, knowledge, and identity construction in Vietnamese. The project draws on the fields of interactional sociolinguistics, epistemic discourse analysis, and sociocultural approaches to identity construction.

I have experience in qualitative ethnographic research, sociolinguistic interviewing, and discourse analysis. My other research interests include language and identity, queer communities, narrative studies, interactional sociolinguistics, and the Vietnamese diaspora. Some of my skills include analyzing multilingual data, working with content management systems, project management, and analyzing focus group interview data.

As an unapologetically queer woman of color, I am passionate about engaging in dialogue within and between marginalized communities. In my work, I believe in advocating for fairness and actively challenging biases, which is a perennial struggle in both tech and academia.