Dr. Tuong Vu is professor and Department Head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Oregon. He is the founder and director of the US-Vietnam Research Center also based at the University of Oregon. He has held visiting appointments at Princeton University and National University of Singapore and taught at the Naval Postgraduate School.
A native of Vietnam, his research focuses on the politics of nationalism, communism, revolution, and state-building in East and Southeast Asia. Vu has published extensively and is the author or editor of five books, including The Republic of Vietnam, 1955-1975: Vietnamese Perspectives on Nation-Building (Cornell, 2020), Vietnam’s Communist Revolution: The Power and Limits of Ideology (Cambridge, 2017), Paths to Development in Asia: South Korea, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia (Cambridge, 2010), Dynamics of the Cold War in Asia: Ideology, Identity, and Culture (Palgrave, 2009), and Southeast Asia in Political Science: Theory, Region, and Qualitative Analysis (Stanford, 2008).