Viet N. Trinh is a doctoral student in the Department of History, where his areas of specialization include the twentieth-century United States, its cities, and its racial power dynamics. His dissertation-in-progress examines Los Angeles from the age of white flight to the Rodney King Riots, with an eye towards uniting the city’s important—yet previously underlinked—histories of white supremacy, radical civil rights activism, tough-on-crime policing, Asian American struggle, and urban violence. Trinh’s other academic interests include historical memory, public humanities, oral history, gender, and racial science.
Before coming to Yale, Trinh conducted his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Riverside, where he majored in History and minored in Creative Writing. He originally hails from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Please feel free to contact him with any questions about his work and/or graduate study at Yale.