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Nhung Tuyet Tran

Associate Professor

Office Location:  Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, Room 3100, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3

Fields of Study Geographical Fields:

Southeast Asia

Fields of Study Thematic Fields:

Conflict, Violence and Genocide; Food; Gender, Sex, and Sexualities; Religion and Society; State, Politics, and Law

Areas of Interest:

Gender and religion in early modern Viet Nam.


Nhung Tuyet Tran’s intellectual interests lie at the intersection of gender, law, and religious practice in Vietnamese society. She is completing a social history of gender, entitled,Vietnamese Women at the Crossroads of Southeast Asia: Gender, State & Society in the Early Modern Period. She has published in the Journal of Asian Studies and is the co-editor of Viêt Nam: Borderless Histories (2006), a collection of revisionist essays on Vietnamese histories. She has begun research on a study examining the cultural history of Vietnamese Catholicism, using sources written in classical Chinese, the Vietnamese demotic script (chũ nôm), and European languages. She is Canada Research Chair in Southeast Asian History.


  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
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