Qualifications

B.A., Anthropology, 2007, University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 
M.A., Anthropology, Certificate in Historic Preservation, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, USA
PhD Candidate, Anthropology, the University of Queensland, Australia

Experience

Articles published in Vietnam:

• 2009 Approaches to economic anthropology: Women and Cham household economic development issues in Ninh Thuan Province, Journal of Central Region Social Sciences 3(7).

• 2014   The Leaving Grave Ceremony of the Raglai people: Approach to the values, current issues, and solutions for the preservation, Journal of Central Region Social Sciences 3(9).

Chapters/ books:

• 2011 With Dang Nang Hoa. Teaching Cham language for Cham students in Ho Chi Minh City. Chapter in Cham Language: Current Issues and Solutions. Women Publisher, Ho Chi Minh City.

• 2010 With Nguyen Thi Thu, Thap Lien Truong, Pham Van Thanh. The first chapter (the introduction and literature review) in Traditional Agricultural Rituals of the Cham and Raglai in Ninh Thuan Province. Agriculture Publisher, Ho Chi Minh City.

Project: working as a project officer

• 2007 Evaluation and Alleviation of Health and Environmental Burdens Due to Agricultural Transitions in Asian Rural Areas: Vietnam survey. Tokyo University (Japan), and Center for Southeast Asia Studies (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.)

Research reports (unpublished):

• 2007 Studying the Cham Brahman “ba talang tamâ di kut” ceremony, placing bones in the ancestral 

• house, in Ninh Thuan Province. Center for Cham Culture Studies, Ninh Thuan Province.

• 2008 Studying the Cham Bani Ramâwan festival in Ninh Thuan Province. Department of Culture, 

• Tourism, and Sports of Ninh Thuan Province.

• 2008 Studying the Rija Nagar, the Cham New Year’s festival in NinhThuan Province. Center for Cham Culture Studies, Ninh Thuan Province.

• 2008-2009 Collecting and researching Cham folk songs and stories. Center for Cham Culture Studies, Ninh Thuan Province.

• 2009    Studying the irrigation system and rituals of the Cham people in Ninh Thuan Province.Center for Cham Culture Studies, Ninh Thuan Province.

• 2009 Studying the Suk Yieng rituals at seven Bani mosques in Ninh Thuan. Center for Cham Culture Studies, Ninh Thuan Province.

• 2009 Studying the Cham “RijaPraong” ceremony in Ninh Thuan. Center for Cham Culture Studies, Ninh Thuan Province

• 2009 Studying the Cham Bani sacrificial ritual “Kubaw jiâ” in Binh Thuan Province. Center for Cham Culture Studies, Ninh Thuan Province.

• 2009 Studying the rites of H’roi New Year’s“Quai cruhakaok” in Phu Yen and Binh Dinh Provinces. Center for Cham Culture Studies, Ninh Thuan Province.

• 2009 Studying the H’rois’ cultural villages in Phu Yen and Binh Dinh Provinces. Center for Cham Culture Studies, Ninh Thuan Province

• 2009 Studying the wedding ceremony of Cham Brahmans in Ninh Thuan Province. Center for Cham Culture Studies, Ninh Thuan Province.

Workshops/Conferences

• 2007 Thinking about the preservation and promotion of Cham dancing and its value as art, Ninh Thuan Province. Summary record, announcement for Ethnology Conference, Ha Noi.

• 2009 Anthropological approach: Problems affecting handicraft/trade village development projects in a Cham community, Ninh Thuan Province. The summary record of Conference on Southern Vietnam Ethnology, Southern Institute of Social Sciences.

• 2012 Problems affecting the Implementation of Development Projects Designed to Preserve Traditional Craft Villages: A Case Study in a Cham Community, Ninh Thuan, Vietnam. The 11th Annual East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference on the Asia Pacific Region. Imin International Conference Center, Honolulu.

• 2012 With Nguyen Hong Kien. Problems in studying, preserving, and educating of Cham cultural vestiges. Workshop on Champa Art Research, Institute of Art, Hanoi. November 23, 2012.

• 2013 Understanding Of Padhi Atuw, the Leaving Grave Ceremony of the Raglai Ethnic Group, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. The 12th Annual East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference on the Asia Pacific Region. Imin International Conference Center, Honolulu.

• 2013 Rethinking the Conservation of Champa Temples in Central Vietnam: A Case Study in Ninh Thuan Province. The World history association symposium “Vietnam in World History”. Vietnam National University – Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi.

• Chair in a panel: The Cham World: Change Over Time. The World history association symposium “Vietnam in World History”. Vietnam National University – Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi.

• 2014 Implementing Development projects at a Cham handicraft village, Ninhthuan province: A view from Cham indigenous community. Co-research: Applying Anthropology in Ethnic Minority Development in Vietnam. The Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE), the Institute of Anthropology (Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences) and the Department of Anthropology (University of Social Sciences and Humanities), Ha Noi

 

Research Interests

• Cultural heritage management, 

• Sustainable tourism, 

• Indigenous knowledge,  

• Cultural transformations in Malayo-Polynesian groups in Vietnam, 

• Youth and society