The Department of History
Martina T. Nguyen
Southeast Asian history
Phone: (646) 312-4335
Martina T. Nguyen joins Baruch as Assistant Professor of History. An historian of modern Southeast Asia, her research focuses on colonialism, intellectual life and social and political reform in twentieth century Vietnam. Her current project, provisionally entitled The Self-Reliant Literary Group (Tu Luc Văn Đoàn): Colonial Modernism in Vietnam, 1932-1941, examines the historical landscape of 1930s French-occupied Vietnam, arguably the country’s most dynamic intellectual and cultural period, as a lens for examining the relationship between cultures of the metropole and colonized societies. In the upcoming years, she will be teaching a variety of classes on modern Asia, world history and colonialism, including classes on the Vietnam War, empire and decolonization, women and gender, and fashion.
Professor Nguyen received her Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a graduate of Northwestern University, where she earned a B.A. in history and political science.