Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field

Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field, edited by Janet Hoskins and Viet Nguyen. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2014. Buy the book here. The…(read more)

On Writing The Sympathizer

Viet Nguyen’s novel, THE SYMPATHIZER, will be published in April 2015. Here he talks about why he wrote it. The novel, THE SYMPATHIZER, begins…(read more)

The Sympathizer


Viet sells novel The Sympathizer to Grove/Atlantic

Viet sells his novel to the storied publisher Grove/Atlantic. Here’s the news from Publishers Marketplace: New deals for December 5, 2013 Debut Viet Thanh…(read more)

Suboi, Viet Nam’s Female Rapper

The Guardian runs this interesting profile of Suboi, Viet Nam’s most popular female rapper. Check out the improvised rap she does for the article. She is known as…(read more)

Viet Receives Asia Research Institute Fellowship

The Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore granted Viet a three-month Visiting Senior Research Fellowship. He will be in residence at…(read more)

Viet wins USC Provost’s Prize for Teaching with Technology

USC Dornsife professors each take a 2013 Provost’s Prize for Teaching With Technology for research in which their students use diving computers and easily…(read more)

Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers)

Do you respond to emails/letters? I do my best to write back to everyone who writes to me. If I’m really lucky, I do…(read more)

Viet Joins Kaya Press Board of Directors

Founded in 1994, Kaya Press is an independent not-for-profit publisher of Asian and Pacific Islander diasporic literature. It is dedicated to the publication of new…(read more)

Nguyen and Hoskins Receive $200,000 Luce Grant for Transpacific Studies

The Henry Luce Foundation awarded Viet Nguyen and his colleague, Janet Hoskins, a $200,000 Luce Grant for 2011-2014 to develop a Center for Transpacific…(read more)

Viet Joins the Journal of Global Viet Diaspora Advisory Board

The Journal of Global Viet Diaspora promotes the publication of high-quality research on Vietnamese diasporic experiences, broadly defined. It explores and examines Vietnam, and the…(read more)

Viet Receives American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

The American Council of Learned Societies granted Viet a research fellowship for academic year 2011-2012 to work on his scholarly book about war and…(read more)

Viet wins Mellon Mentoring Award for Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students

The USC Mellon Mentoring Awards honor individual faculty for helping build a supportive academic environment at USC through faculty-to-student and faculty-to-faculty mentoring. Viet was one…(read more)

Viet Receives $10,000 Investing in Artists Grant for Artistic Innovation

Viet was selected as one of the twenty-six recipients who were awarded with a grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation‘s Investing in Artists…(read more)

Viet Wins $5,000 Innovative Undergraduate Teaching Grant for An Other War Memorial

In a recent course on the American War in Viet Nam, Viet and his students created An Other War Memorial, which won a grant from…(read more)

Viet Becomes a Luce Foundation Fellow at the Asian Cultural Council

The Asian Cultural Council awarded Viet and his colleague, Sam Sweezy, with a grant to research photography and memory in contemporary Vietnam.(read more)