Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, PhD
Associate Professor, Asian American Studies Department
Office: EP 426
2001 Year of first appointment in Asian American Studies
PhD University of California at Berkeley, Ethnic Studies
BA University of California at Berkeley
Major: Cultural Anthropology
216 Introduction to Asian American Literature
218 Asian American Culture
372 Vietnamese American Literature
581 Asian American Women
582 Asian American Women Literature and the Arts
800 Theory and History in Asian American Studies
822 Seminar: Asian American Literature and Arts
Honors, Awards, and Grants
SFSU Presidential Award
Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant
Current Community Involvement
Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN), Founder and Executive Director
Current Campus Service
Hmong Student Association, Faculty Advisor
University Faculty Affairs Committee
AAS Department BA Curriculum Planning Committee
AAS Department Hiring Committee
AAS Department MA Program Review Committee
“On the Subject of Telling: le thi diem thuy’s The Gangster We Are All Looking For.” International Symposium on “International Migration and QiaoxiangStudies” Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1. Jiangmen, PRC: Guangdong Qiaoxiang Cultural Research Center, Wuyi University. 107-119.
with Lan Duong. “Vietnamese American Art and Community Politics: An Engaged Feminist Perspective.” Journal of Asian American Studies 15.3 (Oct. 2012): 241-269.
“Stories from Beyond: A Recap of the Beyond the War Panel.” diaCRITICS (May)
This Is All I Choose to Tell: History and Hybridity in Vietnamese American Literature. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
“Eurasian.” The Perfume River: Writing from Vietnam.” Perth, Australia: The University of Western Australia.
“Lan Cao’s Monkey Bridge.” Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife. Ed. Kathy Nadeau and Jonathan H.X. Lee. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
“Sucheng Chan’s The Vietnamese American 1.5 Generation.” Nha Magazine.
“Win, Lose or Draw Your Community at 3rd VA NGO Conference.” Nha Magazine (Nov./Dec.)
“In Between.” As Is: A Collection of Visual and Literary Works by Vietnamese American Artists. San Francisco: The Vietnamese Artists Collective.
“The Plight of Vietnamese American Students at SFSU.” Nha Magazine (July).
2005 “Entering Linh Dinh’s Fake House: Literature of Displacement.” Amerasia Journal (Summer 2005). Trans. in Vietnamese, Theky21(Oct.).
“Difference in Truong Tran’s dust and conscience.” Michigan Quarterly Review: Viet Nam: Beyond the Frame (Fall).
“Vietnamese American Women Writers.” Nha Magazine (Mar./Apr.): 134-5. Also published online by Pacific News Service (June).
“Catfish and Mandala: Triple Vision.” Amerasia Journal 26.1.
“A Longing for Return: The Emerging Vietnamese American Literature.” The New Face of Asian Pacific America: Numbers, Diversity and Change in the 21st Century. Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies Center.
“Metisse Blanche: Kim Lefevre and Transnational Space.” Mixed Race Literature. Ed. Jonathan Brennan. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
“Morning Light.” Of Vietnam: Identities in Dialogue. By Jane Bradley Winston and Leakthina Chau-Pech Ollier. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
“Christmas ’95.” Tilting the Continent: Southeast Asian American Writing. Ed. Shirley Geok-lin Lim and Cheng Lok Chua. Moorhead, MN: New Rivers Press, 2000.
“Three Women and a Master.” Making More Waves: An Anthology of Writings by and about Asian American Women. Ed. Elaine Kim, Lilia V. Villanueva, and Asian Women United of California. Boston: Beacon Press, 1997.
Creative and Curatorial Works
with Julie Thi Underhill and Dao Strom. “She Who Has No Master: A Triptych.” An experimental film. 22 mins.
with Binh Danh, Andrew Lam, and Aimee Phan. California and Beyond: Conversations with Vietnamese American Artists, Filmmakers, and Writers. Stanford Humanities Center, 27 Apr.
Third San Francisco Vietnamese Poetry and Art Festival. Exhibition. African Cultural Complex, San Francisco, 28 Apr.
with Lan Duong. Troubling Borders: Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora Art Exhibit. UC Riverside, June-Oct.
with Thang Dao. Vietnamese American Poets and Artists. Ao Dai Festival exhibition, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 15 Sept.
“Letgo.” Art installation. A Place of Her Own. Exhibition sponsored by the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWA), Apr.-May.
Outspoken: Vietnamese Poets of the Diaspora. Exhibition. Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, 24 Apr.