MW 12:30 - 1:30
PhD (2009) University of Southern California (American Studies & Ethnicity)
BA (1998) University of California, San Diego (Ethnic Studies)
Phuong Nguyen is a local product, having attended public schools here from kindergarten up until graduating with the Class of 1994 from Monterey High School. Over the next 23 years, he had the opportunity to study and work in various locales such as San Diego; New York City; Los Angeles; Madison, WI; Chicago; and Ithaca, NY. In 2017, he joined the HCOM faculty as Assistant Professor of U.S. History, where he now enjoys working with wonderful students and colleagues, all in one of the most beautiful and diverse parts of the country. During the Spring 2020 semester, Prof. Nguyen will teach the following courses:
HCOM 353: California at the Crossroads
HCOM 356: Multicultural U.S. History
HCOM 369: Asian American History
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Prof. Nguyen is also the author of Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon (University of Illinois Press, 2017), a pioneering social and cultural history of Vietnamese refugees in Southern California.