Performance and performativity of culture; remembering and re-enactment; body politics; avant-gardes; oral history and tradition; transnationality, migration, and diaspora in Vietnam and Southeast Asia
2018-present: Associated Researcher/Instructor, ISEK-Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich.
2015-2017: Postdoctoral Researcher, URPP Asia and Europe, University of Zurich.
2010–2013: Postdoc, Aarhus University, Institute for Culture and Society.
2008–2009: Postdoctoral Researcher, National University of Singapore, Department of English Language and Literature.
2008: Ph. D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Communication Studies (Performance Studies and Cultural Studies). Dissertation: “Re-staging Revolution and Remembering Toward Change: National Liberation Front Women Perform Prospective Memory in Vietnam.”
2002: M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Communication Studies (Performance Studies). Thesis: “And So There Are Pieces: Cuttings from the Life-Memories of a Daughter of Vietnam."
1998: B.A., Brandeis University, Department of Theater Arts and Department of Anthropology.