Lilly U. Nguyen

Lance Cleland

Lilly U. Nguyen is a writer based in San Diego, California. She earned her B.A. from UC Berkeley and her Ph.D. from UCLA, where she specialized in feminist science and technology studies. She is a former recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and is currently preparing a memoir in essays about daughterhood and motherhood in the aftermath of war.

During the residency period, she will be working on her book project, tentatively titled This Wound I Give You Is a Gift. The book draws from her experiences as the American-born daughter of Vietnamese boat people and explores themes of inheritance,  obligation, and the refugee self.