CV

 

Education

PhD candidate   –   2013-present
University of Wisconsin-Madison
History  (field: Southeast Asia; minor field: US Diplomatic & Military)
2013 – PhD comprehensive exams ‘Passed With Distinction’

MA   –   2012    
University of Wisconsin-Madison
History  (field: Southeast Asia)

BA   –   2010
Bucknell University
History  (US Political & Economic)
Summa Cum Laude; Honors in History

 

Fellowships & Awards

2015-2016       Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship [France]
2014-2015       Boren Fellowship, National Security Education Program [Vietnam]
2013                  Pre-dissertation Research Fellowship, UW Global Studies Institute
2013                  Adams-Collins Dissertation Prize, Virginia Military Institute
2012                  Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
2011                  Vietnamese Advanced Studies Institute
2010                 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

 

Selected Publications

Articles
– “The Sovereign States of Vietnam, 1945-55” Journal of Vietnamese Studies 11, n. 4 [Forthcoming 2016].

Reviews
– Review of “Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and Making of America’s Vietnam,” by Fredrik Logevall, Journal of Vietnamese Studies 11, n. 1 (Spring 2016)

– Review of “The Journal of American East Asian Relations vol 21, n.1 (2016)” H-Diplomatic [forthcoming Fall 2016].

Conferences Presentations

2017  –  Association for Asian Studies, Annual Conference [Forthcoming March 2017]
“Before the First Indochina War: redefining the origins of the long civil war”

2016  –  Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Annual Conference
“‘I wage war!’ – The State of Vietnam and Nation Building under Nguyen Van Tam, 1952-1953”

2016  –  Society for Military History, Annual Conference
“Building force in the State of Vietnam 1945-55″

2015  –  Harvard University, Asia Center, The State in Vietnam and the State of Vietnamese Studies
“The State(s) of Vietnam”

2013  –  University of Cambridge, The Savage State? Violence in Nationalism & Nation-building
“Violence and nation-building in Vietnam”

 

Teaching Experience

History of Southeast Asia since 1800
Lecturer | Department of History | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Spring 2017

Communication Arts 100 : Introduction to Speech Composition
Sole course instructor | Department of Communication Arts | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Fall 2016

How do Empires End? History of Post-Imperial Japan
Teaching Assistant | Department of History | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Spring 2013

Southeast Asian Refugees of the Cold War
Teaching Assistant | Department of History | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Spring 2012

The Vietnam Wars
Teaching Assistant | Department of History | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Fall 2012; Summer 2012; Fall 2011

Research Languages
Vietnamese
French

Academic Programs
SEASSI – Southeast Asian Summer Languages Institute (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 2010; 2012
VASI – Vietnamese Advanced Summer Studies Institute (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) 2011

Professional Memberships
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
Society for Military History
Association of Asian Studies

MA Thesis
Alliance Politics and South Korean Participation in the Vietnam War (May 2012)