International, 2019

Hometown: Thanh Hoa, Vietnam

Education: Earlham College, Richmond, IN; B.A., History

Research Interests

Informed by Critical Theory’s critique of modernism, colonialism, and nationalism, my current research concentration lies at the intersection of print culture, urban politics, gender, and emotion in modern Asia. 

I have found my research engaging with two sets of questions. The former concerns the condition of freedom: the encounter with the Other, forms of agency in tragedies, and the possibility of politics in everyday life. The latter confronts the condition of historical writing: concept work, the possibility of writing world history and history in the plural, and positionality.


— Neubauer Family Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship
— Honorable Mention in the Vietnam Studies Group 2020 Graduate Paper Prize Competition