Natalia Duong

Visiting Assistant Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies
With Pomona Since: 2020
  • Expertise


    Natalia Duong is a visiting assistant professor of gender and women’s studies. She is a scholar, writer and performance maker whose work spans performance studies, Asian American studies, disability studies and the environmental humanities. Her book manuscript, Chemical Diasporas: Tracing Toxicity through Ecological Kinship, examines the transnational spread of the chemical compound Agent Orange, and the sensory and affective geographies created through its dispersal.

    Research Interests

    • Feminist science studies
    • Performance studies
    • Asian American studies
    • Critical refugee studies
    • Disability studies
    • Environmental humanities
  • Work


    “Homing Toxicity: The Domestication of Herbicidal Warfare,” Domestication of War Special Issue, Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience. (forthcoming)

    “Rhizophora: Queering Chemical Kinship in the Agent Orange Diaspora,” Crip Genealogies, edited by Mel Chen, Alison Kafer, Eunjung Kim, and Julie Minich. (forthcoming)

    “An Elephant’s Exquisite Corpse: Spectral Matters in Lynn Nottage’s Mlima’s Tale.” With Rishika Mehrishi and Joshua Williams. Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. (in press)

    “Agent Orange Bodies: Việt, Đức, and Transnational Narratives of Repair.” Canadian Review of American Studies 48, no.3 (2018): 387-414.

    Book Review of Contemporary Directions in Asian American Dance. Ed. Yutian Wong. Dance Research 36, no.1 (2018): 117-120.

    (Im)Moveable Feasts—An Interview with Natalia Duong—Parts One and Two.” With Julie Thi Underhill. DiaCRITICS: Covering the Arts, Culture, and Politics of the Vietnamese at Home and in the Diaspora, 2 Oct. 2014.

    “Exposing Agent Orange: Tracking Photographic Lineages to Reengage Viewers with the Ongoing Environmental and Humanitarian Concern” Stanford Journal of Asian American Studies 5 (2013): 160-172.

  • Education


    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    Certificate for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley

    M.A., New York University

    B.A. Stanford University

    Phi Beta Kappa