Primary field of interest:
Viet N. Trinh is a doctoral candidate whose fields of specialization include twentieth-century United States history, race and ethnicity, urban history, Asian American history, and African American history. His dissertation-in-progress, entitled “Burning All Illusions: Race and Rebellion in the City of Angels, 1965-1992,” narrates racialized peoples’ lives in post-civil rights Los Angeles, uncovering their entangled relationships with respectability politics, with the police, and with each other. Trinh’s other academic interests include historical memory, public humanities, oral history, empire, gender, and racial science.
Before moving to New England, Trinh studied History and Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. He proudly hails from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area, where—once upon a time, not long ago—local student-activists forged the groundbreaking academic discipline of critical ethnic studies.
Please feel free to contact him with any questions.