Podcast Episode #100 – Judy Tzu-Chun Wu and Gwendolyn Mink
This week we interview Gwendolyn Mink and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, co-authors of Fierce and Fearless: Patsy Takemoto Mink, First Woman of Color in Congress, published by New York University Press in May 2022. This book explores the life and accomplishments of Patsy Mink, the first Asian American woman elected to U.S. House of Representatives, and a dedicated advocate for Title IX legislation and opposition to the Vietnam War. Gwendolyn Mink, Patsy Mink daughter’s, has authored and edited several scholarly books and served as Professor of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Professor of Women and Gender Studies at Smith College. Co-author Judy Tzu-Chun Wu is Professor of Asian American Studies and the Director of the Humanities Center at the University of California, Irvine. She also is the author of Doctor Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards: The Life of a Wartime Celebrity and Radicals on the Road: Internationalism, Orientalism, and Feminism during the Vietnam Era. Mink and Wu were interviewed by fellow biographer and BIO member Kitty Kelley.