Thy Phu, University of Western Ontario
Thy Phu is a Professor of Media Studies at the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media. She is author of Picturing Model Citizens: Civility in Asian American Visual Culture and co-editor of Feeling Photography. Her most recent books, Warring Visions: Vietnam and Photography and Cold War Camera, explorations of the visual mediation of the global Cold War, are forthcoming at Duke University Press. Another co-edited book, Refugee States: Critical Refugee Studies in Canada, is forthcoming at the University of Toronto Press. She is also Director and PI of The Family Camera Network, a collaborative project that partners with arts organizations and educational institutions to engage local communities in the building of an antiracist public archive through the collection and preservation of family photographs and their stories. In 2017, she was elected as member of the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists at the Royal Society of Canada. She is co-editor of the open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Trans Asia Photography, and has held visiting positions at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore and Yale University.