PhD, Cornell University
BA, Tufts University
Southeast Asian History: Vietnam
Association of Asian Studies Harry J. Benda Prize for Southeast Asia Studies (2003)
American Historical Association John King Fairbank Award for East Asian History (2001)
Co-Editor, Journal of Vietnamese Studies (2005-present)
Co-director, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project (2003-present)
Chair, Center for Southeast Asia Studies (2003-2008)
Resident Director, UC Education Abroad Program, Vietnam (2001)
Editor/annotator/translator, Dumb Luck: A Novel by Vu Trong Phung (University of Michigan Press, 2002), includes Introduction, "Vu Trong Phung's Dumb Luck and the Nature of Vietnamese Modernism"
The Colonial Bastille: A History of Imprisonment in Vietnam, 1862-1940(Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001).
"Reading Revolutionary Prison Memoirs," in The Country of Memory: Remaking the Past in Late Socialist Vietnam, Hue Tam Ho Tai, ed. (University of California Press, 2001).
"Colonial Prisons and Anti-Colonial Revolt: The Thai Nguyen Rebellion, 1917", Modern Asian Studies, 34:1 (2000).
"The History of the Colonial Prison and the Case of Indochina," in Figures of Criminality in Indonesia, the Philippines and Colonial Vietnam, Vicente Rafael, ed. (Cornell University Southeast Asia Program, 1999).
"Declassifying Nguyen Huy Thiep" in Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique (Durham: Duke University Press, 1995).
|Spring 2017||111B||Modern Southeast Asia|
|Spring 2017||280F.002||Readings in Vietnamese History and Historiography|
|Fall 2017||111C||Political and Cultural History of Vietnam|
|Spring 2016||111D||Vietnam at War|
|Fall 2016||280F.001||History of Nationalism in Asia|
|Spring 2015||111B||Modern Southeast Asia|
|Fall 2015||280F||Advanced Studies in Asian History|
|Fall 2015||285F||Southeast Asia|
|Fall 2014||280F||Vietnam War Controversies|
|Fall 2014||111C||Political and Cultural History of Vietnam|