Lecturer, Mellon Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities
PhD: Cornell University
Intellectual history, Vietnamese and Vietnamese francophone literature, colonial history, language
Yen Vu is a first generation scholar in French and Vietnamese Studies. She earned her PhD in 2019 from Cornell University, and subsequently taught French and Francophone studies at Hamilton College for two years. She specializes in Vietnamese francophone literature and intellectual history in 20th century Vietnam, with her present manuscript project focusing on how Vietnamese intellectuals have worked with and through language to establish their own ideas of freedom in colonial and postcolonial Vietnam. Her scholarship has appeared in the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies and Diaspora.