Fiona Ngô is a musician, sound artist, and Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Virginia. Ngô was the touring guitarist for Alice Bag from 2013-2017, has composed and performed soundscapes for plays and video installations, is the author of Imperial Blues: Geographies of Race and Sex in Jazz Age New York, and is currently at work on Refugee Hauntologies, a book that confronts death and being in the art, dance, poetic, and film work of the Southeast Asian diaspora.