2017

  • Annual Conference, Association for Core Texts and Courses, Dallas (April)

    • Presenter, “Viola the Refugee”
    • Chair & organizer, the panel “Outsiders in Core Texts”
    • Chair, the panel “Opportunities and Difficulties of Cross-Cultural, Cross-Civilizational Texts and Programs”
  • Biannual Student Conference, Association of Core Texts & Courses, Concordia University Irvine (March)

    • Faculty participant
  • The Panel “Vietnam in Context,” Rollins College (January)

    • Presenter, “The Family and the Nation: Two Starting Points Towards a History of Vietnamese Refugees in the U.S.” 

2016

  • Humanities & Teacher Education Division (HUTE) Symposium (October)
    • Presenter, “One Vision, Two Projects: The Fall of Troy and the Fall of Saigon – and How to Get Them Done in the Next Ten Years!”
  • The Eighth Engaging with Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue Conference, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (October)
    • Presenter, “Lost, Mourned, and Retrieved:  Identity and the Nation in the Music of Vietnamese Refugees, 1975-1990”
    • Moderator & discussant, the panel “War, Art, and Memory”
    • Moderator & discussant, the panel “Vietnamese Diasporic Community, Scholarship, and Art”
    • Discussant, the keynote session “Music, Politics, Commercialization in Contemporary Vietnam”
  • Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC) Conference, Cal State University, Northridge (June)
    • Presenter, “Lost, Mourned, and Retrieved:  Identity and the Nation in the Music of Vietnamese Refugees, 1975-1990”
    • Organizer, the panel “Postwar Music in Vietnam and the Diaspora”
  • Annual Conference, Association for Core Texts and Courses, Atlanta (April)
    • Presenter, “Shock, Loss, Grief: The Fall of Troy and the Fall of Saigon”

2015

  • Pepperdine University, Convocation panel (October)

    • Organizer & moderator, “Who Is A Refugee?  Pepperdine Faculty and Staff Sharing Their Experience as Refugees and Children of Refugees”
  • Pacific Council on International Policy, Los Angeles, monthly luncheon (September)
    • Moderator, the panel “Newfound Friends: Prospects for American and Vietnamese Partnership”
  • Lilly Graduate Fellows Conference, Current Trends in Christian Scholarship and the Future of the Christian University, Pepperdine University (August)
    • Presenter, “‘Cradle Catholic – Ridiculous Phrase; Who Invented It?’: My Religious Upbringing and Historical Sensibility”
  • Vietnamese in America Since 1975: History, Identity, and Community, Occidental College (April)

    • Presenter, “From Reeducation Camps to Little Saigons: Historicizing Vietnamese American Anticommunism”
    • Conference co-organizer

 2014

  • The Sixth Engaging with Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue Conference, University of Oregon (November)

    • Presenter, “From Reeducation Camps to Little Saigons: Historicizing Vietnamese American Anticommunism”
    • Panel organizer, “Vietnamese in the Diaspora: Culture, History, and Identity”
    • Discussant, the keynote session “Centers and Their Cultural Peripheries”
  • Annual Conference, Association for Core Texts and Courses, Los Angeles (April)

    • Presenter, “Teaching Molière’s Tartuffe and the Comic Spirit in Great Books”

 2011

  • ASPAC/WCAAS Joint Conference, Pomona College (June)

    • Presenter, “Viet Ve Nuoc My: Vietnamese Immigrants Writing About America”

 2009

  • SEATRiP Colloquium Series, University of California, Riverside (May)

    • Presenter, “From Hanoi to Saigon: Discourse on Individualism in Mid-Century Vietnam”

 2008

  • Beyond Dichotomies: Alternative Voices and Histories in Post-Colonial Vietnam, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Washington (May)

    • Presenter, “The Promotion of Bourgeois Values in Saigon”
  •  Annual Meeting, Association for Asian Studies, Atlanta (April)

    • Presenter, “Anticommunist and Bourgeois Values in Saigon, 1955-1960”
  • The US and the Pacific World, The American West Center, University of Utah (February)

    • Presenter, “Political and Cultural Linkages: South Vietnamese Urban Society and Postwar Vietnamese-American Settlements”

 2007

  • Annual Meeting, Association for Asian Studies, Boston (March)

    • Presenter, “Ethnic Nationalism in Wartime Southern Vietnamese Music”
    • Organizer, the panel “Vietnamese Nationalism from Wartime to Present”
  • New Vietnam War Revisionism, Williams College (February)

    • Participant

 2006

  •  Great Lakes History Annual Conference, Grand Valley State University (October)

    • Presenter, “The Impact of Americanization on the South Vietnamese Urban Society”
  • Going with the Past: Vietnamese Traditional Culture in Contemporary Society, Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society, Temple University (October)

    • Presenter, “The Hoc Lam Nguoi (Learning To Be Human) Books in Modern Vietnamese Culture”
  • Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Conference, Cornell University (April)

    • Presenter, “Nationalism, Personalism, and Vatican II: The Origin of Anti-Americanism From the Catholic Left in South Vietnam”
  • Gender Myths, Gender Meanings: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on Gender in East, South and Southeast Asia, Harvard University (April)

    • Presenter, “The Diminishment of Manhood: The Role of Gender in the Protest Movement of South Vietnamese Disabled Veterans, 1970-1971”
  • ARVN: Reflections and Reassessments After 30 Years, The Vietnam Center, Texas Tech University (March)

    • Presenter, “Economic Deprivation, Diminished Manhood, and Anti-Americanism: The Protest Movement of Disabled ARVN Veterans, 1970-1971”