Patricia Nguyen is an artist, educator, and scholar born and raised in Chicago. She is an Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies and the Council for Race and Ethnic Studies at Northwestern University, where she received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies. Her research and artwork examines the military and prison industrial complex, forced migration, oral histories, inherited trauma, torture, and nation building in the United States and Vietnam. Patricia has facilitated trainings and creative workshops with the Prison + Neighborhood Arts/Education Project, 96 Acres, Kuumba Lynx, Young Cultural Stewards with the Chicago Park District, Fulbright Program, Jane Addams Hull House, Asian Human Services, and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago focusing on the connection between art and politics. More recently, she is an award-winning memorial designer for the Chicago Torture Justice Memorial Project, the first monument in the United States to honor survivors of police violence.