Dang Hoai

Dang Hoai

PhD Candidate

Academic positions

Since October 2007

Lecturer, History Faculty, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Vietnam


September 2003 to August 2007

BA studies in History, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Vietnam

First Class Honors (valedictorian), History Faculty

November 2007 to August 2010

MA studies in History of the World, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Vietnam.

MA thesis: Nuclear weapons issues in U.S. foreign policy during the John F. Kennedy presidency (1961-1963).

August 2008 to October 2008

Visiting researcher at Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

August 2012 to December 2012

Researching PhD thesis in Lyndon B. Johnson Library, Austin, Texas, USA.

January 2012 to March 2012 and January 2013 to April 2013, January 2014- April 2014

Researching PhD thesis in archives in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

Since January 2011

Doctoral candidate in Modern History, Freie Universität Berlin

PhD project: The U.S.-Vietnamese negotiations during the Vietnam War (1965- 1968)

Advisors: Dr. Andreas Etges

                 Prof. Dr. Jessica Gienow- Hecht

Fellowships and Awards

Scholarship from the FAZIT Stiftung, May-October 2015

Vietnamese Government Scholarship for PhD candidate to study abroad (2011- 2014)

Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation Grant for researching in Lyndon B. Johnson library, Austin, Texas, 2012

Ho Chi Minh City University of Education reward for defending MA thesis before the deadline with an excellent result, 2010

Japan Foundation Fellowship for graduate student to conduct research in a Japanese University, 2008.

Ho Chi Minh City Historical Association Scholarship for the best student in history, 2006

Vietnamese Ministry of Education Scholarship for excellence in studies, 2003-2007

Research interests:

The rise and fall of the empires in history

History of U.S. foreign relations

History of Vietnam’s diplomacy

Vietnamese Patriotism and Culture as Soft Power in The Vietnam War

Conference Presentations

“The portraits of teachers in Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Movement”

Workshop on “History of Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc movement,” Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam, December 2007