Julie Thi Underhill

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    Julie Thi Underhill is a writer, artist, and scholar born in Missouri. Her maternal people the Cham are indigenous to Việt Nam. Julie has memoir essay, photography, and poetry in ‘Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora,’ among other publications. Her monograph ‘Descendants of Champa: Portraits of Việt Nam and Cambodia’ will feature a historical essay alongside photos from 1999 to 2010. Her films are documentary and experimental. Her chapter “Refuting Champa’s Extinction: Indigenous And Diasporic Memory Through The Documentary Lens” is forthcoming in Brill’s Handbook Series in Memory Studies: Southeast Asian Contexts. Julie performs political theater, notably in The Interrogation Room at the San Francisco Arts Festival. She attended The Evergreen State College (BA) and UC Berkeley (MA). She teaches at California College of the Arts.