Hometown: Thanh Hoa, Vietnam
Education: Earlham College, Richmond, IN; B.A., History
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