Assistant Professor, History
School of Humanities
Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, 2017, History
M.A., University of Washington, 2011, History
M.A., Ohio University, 2010, Southeast Asian Studies
Phone: (949) 824-6521
Fax: (949) 824-2865
University of California, Irvine
200 Murray Krieger Hall
Mail Code: 3275
Irvine, CA 92697
Viet Nam; Southeast Asia; social history; oral history.
Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, University of California, Riverside
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History; Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, Haverford College.
Eve of Destruction: A Social History of Viet Nam’s Royal City, 1957-1967 (in progress)
Voices from the Everyday South: Civilian Lives During the Viet Nam War (Co-edited with Alex-Thai Vo, in progress)
Articles & Book Chapters
Seeds of Activism: Hue’s “People of the Pagoda” and the Buddhist Mobilization of 1963 (under review)
Voices From The Center: Lap Truong and Imagining an Alternative Viet Nam (under review)
“John F. Kennedy through the Lens of a Divided Vietnam” (with A. Lillie) in Globalizing the U.S. Presidency: Postcolonial Views of John F. Kennedy, Cyrus Schayegh ed., Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
“Hue Prepared for a Holiday, Then the War Came,” New York Times series “Vietnam’67,” February 2, 2018, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/02/opinion/hue-prepared-for-a-holiday-then-the-war-came.html
“The Diversification of State Power: Vietnam’s Alternative Path toward Budget Transparency, Accountability, and Participation” (with J. Warren) in Open Budgets: The Political Economy of Transparency, Participation, and Accountability, Sanjeev Khagram, Archon Fung, & Paolo de Renzio, ed. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution Press, 2013.
ABC-CLIO’s Medal of Honor Encyclopedia -- America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Iraq, James H. Willbanks, ed. Santa Barbara: ABC- CLIO, 2011.
Publications in Vietnamese
“Co nhung ngay 30/04 truoc nam 1975 ‘khong nhuom mau chien tran’,” BBC Vietnamese, April 2021, https://www.bbc.com/vietnamese/forum-56886545
“Viet Nam Cong Hoa, 1955-1975: Kinh Nghiem Kien Quoc,” US-Vietnam Review, September 2020, https://usvietnam.uoregon.edu/viet-nam-cong-hoa-1955-1975-kinh-nghiem-kien-quoc/
Ke Chuyen Thang Long Ha Noi [Stories of a Thousand-Year History of Ha Noi] (with assistants), five vols. Ha Noi: Kim Dong Press, 2010, reprinted 2012, 2014-2017.
“Hoi Bac Ky Cong Thuong Dong Nghiep va Van De Bao Ve Quyen Loi cua Gioi Tu San Viet Nam” [“The Association of Industrial and Commercial Employees of Tonkin and the Protection of the Rights of Vietnamese Asset Owners”] (with Pham Xanh). Tap Chi Nghien Cuu Lich Su [Journal of History Studies] Issue 381, Vol. 1, January 2008, 10-20.
Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Completion Fellowship; Hanuaer Dissertation Fellowship, University of Washington; Chester William Fritz Humanities Scholarship, University of Washington; Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship, Library of Congress.