Quan T. Tran is a coordinator of senior essays and a lecturer in the Ethnicity, Race, and Migration (ER&M) major in the 2015-2016 academic year. She expects to complete her Ph.D. in American Studies at Yale University in December 2015. Her dissertation, “Anchoring Vietnamese Boat People’s Memory and History: Refugee Identity, Community, and Cultural Formations in the Vietnamese Diaspora,” is an interdisciplinary project concerning the late twentieth century boat refugee exodus from Vietnam and contemporary efforts in remembering that mass migration in Southeast Asia, Western Europe, Australia, North America, and cyberspace. Her research and teaching interests include Asian American studies; diaspora and transnational studies; comparative ethnicity, race, and migration in the U.S.; critical refugee studies; memory studies; modern Southeast Asia; and ethnography. Her work has appeared in The Journal of Vietnamese Studies, Amerasia; Amerasia Journal; Journal of Southeast Asian American Education & Advancement, as well as in edited volumes including: Recollecting Vietnam (forthcoming, Rutgers University Press); Asian America: A Primary Source Reader (forthcoming, Yale University Press); and Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora: Troubling Borders in Literature and Arts Anthology (University of Washington Press).