Tram Nguyen is executive editor of Colorlines magazine and an award-winning writer and editor with a particular interest in race, immigration, and organizing. Her writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and The Boston Globe; the anthologies Asian Americans: The Movement and the Moment, New Horizon: 25 Vietnamese Americans in 25 Years, and The New Faces of Asian Pacific America: Numbers, Diversity and Change in the 21st Century; the Amerasia Journal; and the web sites AlterNet and New California Media. She received her BA in 1996 from UCLA in English with a minor in Asian American studies.
Nguyen has extensive experience as both a journalist and editor. She began her career as editor of the student magazine Pacific Ties, UCLA’s Asian American bimonthly publication. From there she moved on to work as a trainer and editor at LA Youth. She covered the education beat as a reporter at the San Diego Union-Tribune and edited Gidra, a non-profit magazine serving the Los Angeles Asian American community. Nguyen’s extensive coverage of civil liberties earned her a New California Media Award in 2003.
Her book We Are All Suspects Now: Untold Stories from Immigrant Communities after 9/11 was released in September 2005. Her recent speaking engagements include participation in the UNITY 2004 Journalists of Color Conference and the 2005 Columbia University Revson Fellows Annual Spring Dinner.