Refugee Council of Australia
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Kim Huynh

Kim Huynh came to Canberra as a Vietnamese refugee when he was two and has lived there ever since. He has had a go at a few things. He worked in a bakery for much of his youth and now teaches refugee politics and political philosophy at the ANU. He ran as an independent candidate in the 2016 ACT election ( Kim’s currently having a go as a roving reporter for ABC Radio Canberra.

He’s had a go at writing fiction (Vietnam as if… Tales of youth, love and destiny) and creative non-fiction (Where the Sea Takes Us: A Vietnamese-Australian Story). Kim’s academic efforts include co-authoring Children and Global Conflict and co-editing The Culture Wars: Australian and American Politics in the 21st Century. He’s also written for Australian newspapers and the BBC Vietnamese and is currently writing a book on Australia’s Refugee Politics.