Nhi T. Lieu is author of The American Dream in Vietnamese (University of Minnesota Press, 2011). Her other works have been published in journals such as Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Journal of Asian American Studies, and Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies. She currently lives in Austin, Texas and is a full-time parent to two exuberant children. As an independent scholar, she is working on a few research projects: one book length project explores how the strategies of consumption in private and personal choices in fashion and beauty reconstitute Asian American cultural and racial identities; another examines gender and visual culture in Asian American weddings and bridal photography. Additionally, she is compiling and editing a scholarly cookbook for the National Coalition of Independent Scholars. She has taught courses in U.S. history, Asian American studies, immigration, popular and consumer culture, comparative beauty, and transnationalism.
“Fashioning Cosmopolitan Citizenship: Transnational Gazes and the Production of Romance in Asian/American Bridal Photography,” Article accepted for publication in Journal of Asian American Studies 17.2 (June 2014): 133-160.
“Asian American Beauty Pageants” in Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia edited by Mary Yu Danico, Sage Reference (2014).
"Commodification" in Keywords for Asian American Studies, edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Linda Trinh Vo, and K. Scott Wong. NYU Press, 2015.