College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Humanities and Communication

Phuong Nguyen head and shoulders photo

Phuong Nguyen

Since arriving at CSUMB in 2017, Dr. Phuong Nguyen has taught classes on the multiplicity of the American experience. He believes in teaching, learning, and doing history through primary documents, scholarly texts, popular culture, and oral communication.Trained in Ethnic Studies, he places a premium on blurring the line between campus and community, whether it's encouraging students to write letters to their government, recite historical documents, conduct oral histories, or get involved for a collective cause. He is the author of "Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon" (2017, University of Illinois Press).

Title:  Associate Professor of United States History
Department of Humanities & Communication
Office Location CAHSS 504-2108 
Office Hours T/Th 3:30-4:30 and by appointment
Areas of Expertise

Asian American History, Ethnic Studies, United States History, Cultural and Social History

Courses Taught

HCOM 265: Histories of Democracy
HCOM 353: California at the Crossroads
HCOM 356: Multicultural Histories
HCOM 369: Asian American History
And anything else the department needs of me

Selected Works Author Gallery