Angie Chuang

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Angie Chuang is a Washington, D.C.-based writer and educator. She is an Associate Professor of Journalism at American University’s School of Communication. Prior to joining the AU faculty, she was a staff writer at The Oregonian, The Hartford Courant, and the Los Angeles Times. During her reporting career, Angie traveled to Afghanistan, Vietnam, and the post-Katrina Gulf Coast in pursuit of stories. Her reporting in Afghanistan spun off to a interwoven memoir about the intersections of an Afghan immigrant family she met in the wake of 9/11 and her own Chinese American family from Taiwan. The Four Words for Home was published by Aquarius Press / Willow Books in March 2014 as a winner of the 2013 Willow Books Literature Awards. Her work has also appeared in Creative NonfictionCALYX, Washingtonian magazine, Asian American Literary ReviewConsequence, as well as the anthologies Best Women’s Travel Writing, Best Travel Writing, and Tales from Nowhere.
  • Bookmarked: Angie Chuang’s Five Female Journalists

    The term “female journalist” implies that the gendered modifier is necessary because we assume that a plain old “journalist” is male. As with “male nurse,” “female journalist” is a retronym that reminds us of prevailing gender stereotypes in the field. I grew up watching “girl journalists” like Hildy Johnson on His Girl Friday or Mary […]–Read more

  • The View from the Sitting Room

      One morning, the women in the Kabul house awoke with a particular sense of purpose. After the dawn prayer, when Nazo would usually roll back into bed and sleep in as long as she could, Nafisa nudged her sister-in-law and marched her toward the kitchen. As foreigners and guests of the family, my two […]–Read more