Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Research Interests

  • Linking affect, mental health and illness, and the body with the technologies of the self associated with global capitalism in East and Southeast Asia
  • Cultural politics and phenomenology of anxiety and anxiety disorders in post-reform Vietnam
  • Psychological anthropology
  • Medical anthropology
  • Cross-cultural psychiatry
  • Culture and emotion theory
  • Trauma and violence theory
  • Post-socialism
  • Anthropological theories of everyday life, well-being, and happiness


  • ANTH 109: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 209: Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 291: Culture and Mind
  • ANTH 306: Culture and Madness

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