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Fiona Ngô

Associate Professor of American Studies | Director of Undergraduate Program
Office Hours-use this link:| Wilson Hall 123

Office Address: Wilson Hall 123

Education: Ph.D. in History from the University of California at Irvine

Fiona Ngô is a musician, sound artist, and Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Virginia. Ngô toured as a guitarist for Alice Bag from 2013-2017, has composed and performed soundscapes for plays, performance art, and video installations. They are the author of Imperial Blues: Geographies of Race and Sex in Jazz Age New York, a multi-racial queer history of orientalism and the Harlem Renaissance. The article “Punk in the Shadow of War” has provided context for Madeline Leung Coleman’s journalism on punk in Chinatown, the documentary “Chinatown Punk Wars,” and for a film optioned by Awkwafina. Ngô’s current project considers death and disability in the sculpture, photography, dance, film, and poetry of the Southeast Asian diaspora.