Refereed articles

Book chapters

Edited volumes

  • Editor (with Daniel Nuckols), Bridging Divides, Crossing Borders, Community Building: The Human Voice in Core Texts and the Liberal Arts (Dallas: The ACTC Liberal Arts Institute, forthcoming).
    • Selected and refereed papers from the 23rd annual conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses (ACTC), Dallas, April 20-23, 2017.
  • Editor, Tradition and Renewal: Continuity and Change in Core and Liberal Arts Programs (Dallas: The ACTC Liberal Arts Institute, forthcoming).
    • Selected and refereed papers from the 22nd annual conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses (ACTC), Atlanta, April 14-17, 2016.



  • Review of Ghost Tape #10 (Sean David Christensen, producer, 2018), Journal of Vietnamese Studies, Fall 2019.
  • Review of Ship of Fate: Memoir of a Vietnamese Repatriate by Trần Đình Trụ and translated by Bac Hoai Tran and Jana K. Lipman, H-Asia, August 2019.
  • Review of The Control War: The Struggle for South Vietnam, 1968–1975 by Martin G. Clemis, Michigan War Studies Review, March 2019.
  • Review of Socialist Internationalism At Work: Changes in the Czechoslovak-Vietnamese Labor Exchange Program, 1967-1989 by Alena K. AlamgirDissertation Reviews, January 2016.
  • Review of A History of the Vietnamese by K. W. Taylor and Sources of Vietnamese Tradition, edited by George E. Dutton, Jayne S. Werner, and John K. Whitmore, diaCRITICS, December 2015.
  • Review essay for roundtable The American War in Contemporary Vietnam: Transnational Remembrance and Representation by Christina Schwenkel, H-Diplo, February 2011.
  • Review of Invisible Enemies: The American War on Vietnam, 1975-2000 by Edwin A. Martini,  Journal of Vietnamese Studies, January/February 2011.
  • Review of At the Water’s Edge: American Politics and the Vietnam War by Melvin Small, H-Diplo, May 2007.
  • Review of Religion and the Cold War, edited by Dianne Kirby, Cold War History, November 2006.

Vietnamese-language articles in non-academic venues

  • The column “Tác Phẩm Kinh Điển” [Great Books], Việt Tide, September 2016 to July 2017. 
    • Until September 2018, Việt Tide was a Vietnamese-language weekly published in Westminster, California, and distributed throughout the U.S.  During the academic year 2016-2017, I contributed a monthly column on the books taught in my courses Great Books III and IV.
  • “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: 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).