What Matters to Me and Why: Viet Nguyen
Join us Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 12pm in the USC Amy King Dondon-Berchtold University Club.
The WMMW speaker series encourages reflection about values, beliefs, and motivation in the lives of those who help shape our university. Speakers are encouraged to talk about choices made, difficulties encountered & commitments solidified. Join us for a free lunch as we hear from these Trojans in a different way.
Việt Thanh Nguyễn is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English, American Studies & Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature. Nguyễn is also a member of the steering committee for the Center for Transpacific Studies. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, having obtained his B.A. in Ethnic Studies and English as well as his Ph.D. in English. He is a MacArthur Fellow (2018-2022), a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Guggenheim Fellow for 2017-2018.
His novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His other books include the bestselling short story collection The Refugees and The Committed. In his spare time, he co-directs the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network, edits diaCRITICS, a blog on Vietnamese and diasporic Vietnamese arts and culture, and writes for Time, The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times.