Phuong Nguyen

Phuong Nguyen

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    Phuong Nguyen was born in Vietnam, grew up on the Monterey Peninsula, and spent 23 years of his adult life in San Diego, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and a beautiful small northeastern town called Ithaca, where he got his first job as an Assistant Professor. He received his B.A. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego; and his Ph.D. in American Studies & Ethnicity from the University of Southern California. He is the author of Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon (2017, University of Illinois Press), a social and cultural history of the Vietnamese community in Southern California. At CSUMB, he teaches courses in U.S. history, California history, Ethnic Studies, and whatever his home department needs of him.


    • United States History
    • Ethnic Studies