FLOURISH Scholar-Artist-Activist in Residence
Mimi Khúc, PhD, (she/her) is a writer, scholar, and teacher of things unwell. An adjunct lecturer in Disability Studies, sometimes at Georgetown University, she is the 2023 Scholar/Artist/Activist in Residence for FLOURISH: Community-Engaged Arts and Social Wellness at the University of Toronto Scarborough and Managing Editor of The Asian American Literary Review.
Her work includes Open in Emergency, a hybrid book-arts project decolonizing Asian American mental health; the Asian American Tarot, a reimagined deck of tarot cards; and the Open in Emergency Initiative, an ongoing national project developing mental health arts programming with universities and community spaces.
Her forthcoming creative-critical, genre-bending book on mental health and a pedagogy of unwellness, dear elia: Letters from the Asian American Abyss (Duke University Press), is a journey into the depths of Asian American unwellness at the intersections of ableism, model minoritization, and the university, and an exploration of new approaches to building collective care.