Journal articles

Book chapters

  • “Social Mobility and the Meaning of Freedom among Vietnamese Refugees and Immigrants,” in The Vietnamese Diaspora in a Transnational Context: Contested Spaces, Contested Narratives, eds., Victor Satzewich and Anna Vu (Leiden & Boston: Brill Sense, forthcoming in 2022).
  • “The August Revolution, the Fall of Saigon, and Postwar Reeducation Camps: Understanding Vietnamese Diasporic Anticommunism,” in Towards a Framework for Vietnamese American Studies: History, Community, and Memory, eds., Linda Ho Peché, Alex-Thai Vo, and Tuong Vu (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, forthcoming in 2022).
  • “The Peace Prayer of St. Francis,” in Learning the Good Life: Wisdom from the Great Hearts and Minds That Came Before, eds., Jessica Hooten Wilson and Jacob Stratman (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, forthcoming in 2022).
  • “Political, Military, and Cultural Memoirs in Vietnamese on the Republic of Vietnam,” in The Republic of Vietnam, 1955–1975: Vietnamese Perspectives on Nation-Building, eds., Tuong Vu and Sean Fear (Ithaca: Southeast Asia Program Publications, Cornell University Press, 2020), 179-188.

Research commentary

Edited volumes


  • Review of Giang Nguyen-Thu, Television in Post-Reform Vietnam: Nation, Media, Market, Journal of Asian Studies, February 2021.
  • Review of Ghost Tape #10 (Sean David Christensen, producer, 2018), Journal of Vietnamese Studies, Fall 2019.
  • Review of Trần Đình Trụ, Ship of Fate: Memoir of a Vietnamese Repatriate (translated by Hoài Bắc Trần and Jana K. Lipman), H-Net, August 2019.
  • Review of Martin G. Clemis, The Control War: The Struggle for South Vietnam, 1968–1975, Michigan War Studies Review, March 2019.
  • Review of Alena K. Alamgir, “Socialist Internationalism At Work: Changes in the Czechoslovak-Vietnamese Labor Exchange Program, 1967–1989,” Dissertation Reviews, January 2016.
  • Review of KW Taylor, A History of the Vietnamese and George E. Dutton, Jayne S. Werner, and John K. Whitmore, eds., Sources of Vietnamese Tradition, diaCRITICS, December 2015.
  • Review for roundtable on Christina Schwenkel, The American War in Contemporary Vietnam: Transnational Remembrance and Representation, H-Diplo, February 2011.
  • Review of Edwin A. Martini, Invisible Enemies: The American War on Vietnam, 19752000Journal of Vietnamese Studies, January/February 2011.
  • Review of Melvin Small, At the Water’s Edge: American Politics and the Vietnam War, H-Diplo, May 2007.
  • Review of Dianne Kirby, ed., Religion and the Cold WarCold War History, November 2006.


Publications in non-academic venues

  • “Từ Thế Kỷ Di Dân tới Nước Mỹ Ngày Nay” [From the Century of Immigration to America Today], Việt Báo Tết Bính Thân [Viet Bao: Year of the Monkey], January 2016, pp. 135-138. 
    • This is the 2016 annual lunar new year’s publication of Việt Báo, an ethnic newspaper in Westminster, California.
  • “Nguyễn Hiến Lê và không khí của văn hóa VNCH” [The Writer Nguyen Hien Le and the Cultural Milieu of the Republic of Vietnam], BBC Vietnamese (January 18, 2012).
  • “Nhạc trẻ Sài Gòn và văn hóa thành thị Việt Nam” [Youth Music in Saigon and Vietnamese Urban Culture], BBC Vietnamese (May 5, 2009).