Evyn Lê Espiritu


DSC_0470Evyn Lê Espiritu is a Rhetoric PhD graduate and filmmaker at UC Berkeley.  Her dissertation examines the Vietnamese refugee diaspora in Guam and Israel as a means to trace not only circuits of empire—how the Vietnam War is linked to US military build-up in Guam and an unwavering support of Israel—but also circuits of solidarity—how Chamorro decolonialization efforts and Palestinian resistance struggles are connected via the Vietnamese refugee figure.  Her research is supported by the UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender, the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, and the Ford Foundation.