Dr Nhu Truong
Nhu Truong is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Council on Southeast Asian Studies at Yale University. Her research examines the repressive-responsive parameters of autocracies and democracies, repertoire of social contention, party and state formation, and political legitimation, with an area focus on Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia. Currently, she is completing a book manuscript on the varied extent and manner in which China and Vietnam have responded to social unrest caused by land expropriation. Her work has appeared in the Journal of East Asian Studies, Problems of Post-Communism, and in edited books and policy studies such as Stateness and Democracy in East Asia and State of Land in the Mekong Region. In 2020, she was a Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow on Contemporary Asia (2020-2021) at Stanford University, and a Young Southeast Asia Fellow selected by the Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG). Starting in January 2022, she will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Affairs at Denison University. She has a PhD in Political Science (McGill University), an MPA in International Development Policy and Management (New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service), and an MA in Asian Studies (University of Texas at Austin). She also has previous experience in policy research and international development with the EastWest Institute, the Asia Foundation, and the Environmental Development Action in the Third World.