Patricia Nguyễn is an artist, scholar, and educator. She is an Assistant Professor in American Studies at the University of Virginia and earned her Ph.D. in Performance Studies at Northwestern University. She has performed and exhibited at the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Chile, Prague Quadrennial, Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Milwaukee Art Museum, Manzi, and Nha San Collective. Dr. Nguyen has published work in Women Studies Quarterly, Harvard Kennedy School’s Asian American Policy Review, Women and Performance, AmerAsia, Journal of Asian American Studies, and The Funambulist. She is also the co-founder and lead artist of Axis Lab, a community-based arts and architecture organization focused on ethical development for immigrants and refugees. In recent news, she is an award-winning memorial designer for the Chicago Torture Justice Memorial Project, part of the first historic reparations ordinance in the United States that addresses racism and policing.