Viet Thanh Nguyen is an Associate Professor of English and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Souther California. He also is an award winning author writing primarily about the Vietnam War. He is from Vietnam and with his family settled in the United States in 1975 as a refugee. This page contains more information about Viet Thanh Nguyen and his works.
Framing an Emerging Field
Recognizing the increasing importance of the transpacific as a word and concept, this anthology proposes a framework for transpacific studies that examines the flows of culture, capital, ideas, and labor across the Pacific.
Transpacific Studies is available from the University of Hawaii Press.
This is Hell! On the limitations of memory and the persistence of war.
Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen explores the ways war wins itself in the minds of the American public - from the erasure of conflict's economic roots and civilian victims alike, to the coercive power of the US memory industry to commodify and alter historical perspective - and warns that unless we radically revisit our understanding of wars past, they'll push us towards wars future.
Writers & Company with Eleanor Wachtel: Viet Thanh Nguyen Podcast
Air Date: Oct 02, 2016 12:00 AM ET
Eleanor speaks with Vietnamese-American author Viet Thanh Nguyen, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for his debut novel, "The Sympathizer." Viet talks about his family's harrowing escape from Saigon, and how his dual identity influences his life and work.
Viet Thanh Nguyen Explains the Difference Between Expats, Immigrants and Refugees.
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Conversation, 29 March 2017
Viet Thanh Nguyen's "The Refugees" explores life caught between two worlds
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen
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