Graduate Student News
CSEAS-Affiliated Graduate Students and Alumni News
Alec Holcombe (Ph.D., 2014) is Assistant Professor of History at Ohio University.
Jason Morris-Jung (Ph.D., 2013) is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore.
Cheong Soon Gan (Ph.D., 2013) is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Martina Nguyen (Ph.D., 2013) is Assistant Professor of History, Baruch College, City University of New York.
Arjun Subrahmanyan (Ph.D., 2013) is Visiting Assistant Professor at SUNY Binghamton.
Nu-Anh Tran (Ph.D., 2013) is Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut.
Sylvia Nam (Ph.D, 2012) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UC Irvine. She was a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Riverside from 2012-2014.
Joanne Rondilla (Ph.D., 2012) is a lecturer in Asian Pacific American Studies at Arizona State University.
Michael Dwyer (Ph.D., 2011) is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor, Indonesia.
Eric Pido (Ph.D, 2011) is Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University.
Ian Lowman (Ph.D., 2011) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Kenyon College. He was an ACLS New Faculty Fellow for 2012-14 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Lynette Chua (Ph.D., 2011) is Assistant Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore.
Kimberly Hoang (Ph.D., 2011) is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston College.
Danielle Lussier (Ph.D, 2011) is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Grinnell College.
Charles Carroll (Ph.D., 2010) is an assistant professor at the Singapore Institute of Technology.
Alfred Montoya (Ph.D., 2010) is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University (Texas).
Marguerite Bich Nguyen (Ph.D., 2008) is Assistant Professor of English at Wesleyan University.
Ben Tran (Ph.D., 2008) is Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and English at Vanderbilt University.
Jerome Whitington (Ph.D., 2008) is a Fellow at Tembusu College, National University of Singapore.
Gerard Sasges (Ph.D., 2006) is Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore. He previously directed the UC Education Abroad Program in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Recent Ph.D. Dissertations
Kah-Wee Lee, "Las Vegas in Singapore: Casinos and the Taming of Vice", 2012
City and Regional Planning
Sylvia Nam, "Speculative Urbanism: The Remaking of Phnom Penh, Cambodia", 2012
Funie Hsu, "Colonial Articulations: English Instruction and the 'Benevolence' of U.S. Overseas Expansion in the Philippines, 1898-1916", 2013
Deborah Cheng, "The Politics of Pipes: The Persistence of Small Water Networks in Post-Privatization Manila", 2013
Environmental Science, Policy and Management
Jason Morris-Jung, "The Vietnamese Bauxite Mining Controversy: The Emergence of a New Oppositional Politics", 2013
Khuyen Vu Nguyen, "Writing Between Exilic Homelessness and Situated Nomadism", 2012
Joanne Rondilla, "Colonial Faces: Beauty and Skin Color Hierarchy in the Philippines and the U.S.", 2012
Bao Lo, "The Second Generation Story of Hmong Americans", 2013
Ethel Regis, "Mediating Global Filipinos: The Filipino Channel and the Filipino Diaspora", 2013
Cheong Soon Gan, "Contested Nationalisms and Propaganda: Birth Pangs of a Malaysian Nation, 1957-1969", 2013
Martina Nguyen, "The Self-Reliant Literary Group (Tu Luc Van Doan): Colonial Modernism in Vietnam, 1932-1941", 2013
Arjun Subrahmanyan, "Reinventing Siam: Ideas and Culture in Thailand, 1920-1944", 2013
Nu-Anh Tran, "Contested Identities: Nationalism in the Republic of Vietnam, 1954-1963", 2013
Alec Holcombe, "Socialist Transformation in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam", 2014
Matthew Sargent, "The Birth of Globalization: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Transfer along European-Asian Trade Routes and the Rise of the Multicultural Corporation, 1250-1750", 2013
Sirojudin Abbas, "Microinsurance and Social Protection for Workers in the Informal Sector in Indonesia: A Study of the Social Welfare Insurance Program (SWIP/ASKESOS)", 2013
South & Southeast Asian Studies
Ian Lowman, "The Descendants of Kambu: The Political Imagination of Angkorian Cambodia", 2012