Martina Thucnhi Nguyen

Martina Thucnhi Nguyen is Assistant Professor of History at Baruch College (City University of New York). An historian of modern Southeast Asia, her research focuses on colonialism, intellectual life and social and political reform in twentieth century Vietnam. Her first book, On Our Own Strength: The Self-Reliant Literary Group (Tu Luc Văn Đoàn) and Cosmopolitan Nationalism in Late Colonial Vietnam, will be published in December 2020 by University of Hawaii Press as part of Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Studies Institute book series. She is currently working on her second book, an economic and political history of the Bank of Indochina during the transitional period of revolution/decolonization to early nation-statehood. Professor Nguyen received her Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a graduate of Northwestern University, where she earned a B.A. in history and political science.