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    Author Highlights

    Author Highlights | AAPI Histories of the South

    The author highlights featured here are responsible for books and scholarly work that have contributed meaningfully to the understanding of Asian American experiences in the South. For more resources on Asian American and Pacific Islander histories in the South, check out our AAPI Histories of the South collection.

    Author Highlights

    Nuevo South

    Dr. Perla M. Guerrero

    Dr. Perla M. Guerrero is the author of "Nuevo South: Asians, Latinas/os, and the Remaking of Place". Her research and teaching interests include relational and comparative race and ethnicity with a focus on Latinas/os/xs and Asian Americans, space and place, immigration, labor, U.S. history, and the U.S. South.
    Guerrero has written extensively on Asian American migration and history with the South, specifically in Arkansas. These writings include:

    Nuevo South: Asians, Latinas/os, and the Remaking of Place

    Yellow Peril in Arkansas: War, Christianity, and the Regional Racialization of Vietnamese Refugees




    Leslie BowDr. Leslie Bow

    Dr. Leslie Bow is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Mark and Elisabeth Eccles Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Dr. Bow is the author of the award-winning book "Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South" that explores the experiences of interstitial ethnic groups of the Jim Crow South and how they were accommodated or how they refused to accommodate to the binary racial caste system.

    Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South

    Academic Reviews: JSTOR.




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    Monique Truong

    Monique Truong is the author of the best-selling books, The Book of Salt, Bitter in the Mouth, and The Sweetest Fruits, as well as an essayist, lyricist/librettist, and intellectual property attorney. Born in 1968 in Saigon, Vietnam, she came to the United States as a refugee and settled with her family in Boiling Springs, North Carolina in 1975.

    Her essay,
    Southern, Reborn, details her experience of moving to Boiling Springs, how it influenced her novels, and how a regionally Southern novel written by a Vietnamese American author was received skeptically by Northern publishers.

    Bitter in the Mouth                 The Book of Salt                  The Sweetest Fruits


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