The University of California Press is pleased to announce that Christina Schwenkel, associate professor of anthropology at the University of California-Riverside, and Charles Keith, associate professor of history at Michigan State University, have been appointed as co-editors of the Journal of Vietnamese Studies. Both have served on the editorial board for several years and have published their research in the journal.
Professor Schwenkel’s research focuses broadly on transnationalism, historical memory, visual culture and urban planning in Vietnam. Her current book project examines postwar reconstruction of urban infrastructure and technology transfers between Vietnam and the former East Germany.
Professor Keith’s research focuses on the history of nineteenth and twentieth century Vietnam. His current book project explores the experiences of migrations from the former Indochina to France during the colonial era, and the influence of these migrations for colonial and postcolonial societies in mainland Southeast Asia.